As the New Zealand team, bolstered by consecutive wins and the return of captain Kane Williamson, gears up to face a determined Bangladesh in the 11th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Chennai, the cricket world watches with bated breath. Though Bangladesh seeks redemption following a stark loss to England, their prior triumphs over New Zealand on subcontinental pitches fuel hope for an electrifying encounter on the spinner-friendly Chennai ground.
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Match Preview: New Zealand vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 11th Match
ICC World Cup • 13 Oct, 2023 • 3,713 Views • ⭐ 5.0
Written by Anand Swami
Chennai is no stranger to international cricket, hosting numerous unforgettable matches over the years. This pitch, known to favour spinners, will likely be a pivotal aspect of this matchup, especially considering many of the New Zealand players have firsthand IPL experience here. While Bangladesh will hope to leverage the turning tracks to their advantage, New Zealand's familiarity with the conditions might just neutralize that edge.
Form Guide - New Zealand
New Zealand has exemplified formidable form, securing a winning streak in their recent ODIs (WWWWL). The team has exhibited a robust performance, with remarkable contributions from Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway, Will Young, Tom Latham, and Mitchell Santner. With Kane Williamson back, bolstering their lineup after a substantial injury break, the Kiwis are looking remarkably strong and poised for success in the upcoming clash.
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Form Guide - Bangladesh
Bangladesh's recent form has been a mixed bag, marked by their last five ODIs as LWLLW. Following an awe-inspiring victory against Afghanistan, they suffered a disheartening loss to England, attributed to suboptimal adaptation to varying pitch conditions and arguably rigid tactical approaches. Questions linger around their opening pair and lower middle order, demanding acute attention and strategic amendments to stand a chance against the formidable Kiwis.
Players to Watch
Rachin Ravindra and Litton Das emerge as players to closely watch in this crucial clash. Ravindra, showcasing stellar form with a splendid century and a half-century in recent matches, is poised to be a significant asset for New Zealand. Litton Das, despite struggling with form recently, has demonstrated the capability of beautiful shot-making and could prove pivotal for Bangladesh if he capitalizes on his recent half-century against England.
New Zealand’s return of Williamson sets a potential dilemma between Glenn Philips and Mark Chapman, while Sodhi might secure a spot considering the spin-friendly pitch. For Bangladesh, the consistency or change in the opening, especially regarding Tanzid Hasan, and potential re-inclusions like Mahmudullah and Nasum Ahmed to bolster the spin and lower middle-order, are vital aspects to observe.
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Pitch and Weather Report
Chennai's spin-friendly MA Chidambaram Stadium expects a clash, favouring twirlers from New Zealand and Bangladesh. Past matches, notably India’s spinners taking 6 for 104 against Australia, indicate a probable spin duel. With the ball turning notably more in the first innings and easing out later, potentially due to dew, teams may opt to chase. Weather-wise, a predominantly dry, hot day of 33 degrees, subsiding to 28, with initial clouds giving way to sunshine, is forecasted.
New Zealand (Probable):
Trent Boult, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson/Ish Sodhi, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, Mark Henry, Kane Williamson (capt).
Mahedi Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Tanzid Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman/Nasum Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shoriful Islam.
Bold management may select Tanzid despite underwhelming scores; alternatively, Mehidy is poised as an opener. New Zealand's left-handers might also retain Mahedi Hasan in the lineup.
The New Zealand vs. Bangladesh match will be aired live on Star Sports in various languages. Additionally, Indian fans can stream it live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. Don't miss this anticipated World Cup match on Friday, October 13, at 2 pm IST, 8:30 am GMT, and 1:30 pm New Zealand time.
This cricketing duel in the Chennai heat promises a riveting spectacle, blending experienced prowess and emerging talent, as New Zealand and Bangladesh navigate strategy, form, and on-the-field surprises. With eyes locked on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, every run and wicket in this anticipated clash will edge one team closer to glory, crafting a chapter in the tournament's unfolding story, celebrated under the relentless Indian sun. May the most strategic and resilient team emerge victorious!
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