Bangladesh will face New Zealand in the second match of their exciting three-match ODI series, which will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.
The opening match was marred by rain, so both teams thirsted for victory in this crucial encounter. A win here would boost morale and secure an invaluable lead in the series, making it a must-win for cricket enthusiasts around the world.
ODI Stats and Records at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium:
- Total matches: 128
- Matches won batting first: 58
- Matches won bowling first: 67
- Average 1st Inns scores: 222
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 192
- Highest total recorded: 370/4 (50 Overs) by India vs Bangladesh
- Lowest total recorded: 58/10 (17.4 Overs) by Bangladesh vs India
- Highest score chased: 330/4 (47.5 Overs) by India vs Pakistan
- Lowest score defended: 105/10 (25.3 Overs) by India vs Bangladesh
Experience report on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium:
The playing field of Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium provides a balanced playing surface and supports spin bowlers in one-day cricket matches. Previous statistics suggest that teams who decided to beat performed better initially than those who decided to throw first. This is mainly due to the fact that as the game progresses, the playing field becomes more and more difficult for hitting. As a result, the captain who wins the toss may consider the option of batting first as a tactical decision. On average, teams have scored 222 runs in the first innings of ODIs at this venue.
Weekend weather for Dhaka:
The weather forecast for the Bangladesh v New Zealand cricket match in Dhaka on Saturday is far from ideal, as a precipitation probability of 100% is expected. The humidity will be relatively high at 76%, which will make the atmosphere stuffy. A moderate breeze is also blowing at 16 km / h, which could further affect the playing conditions.
BAN against New Zealand, 2nd ODI, probably against XI:
Bangladesh: Litton Das (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson (c)