Bangladesh is all set to face New Zealand today at Cardiff in their third and final group match in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Both team are in search for a win to stay in the competition.
Bangladesh lost their opening match against England by 8 wickets and shared point with Australia after the match was called off due to rain at The Oval. On the other hand New Zealand lost their second match against England by 87 runs. Match between Australia and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain.
Bangladesh played 31 ODI’s against New Zealand and won 9 of them. This is Bangladesh’s second highest winning record against a Test Playing nation after Zimbabwe. Last time Bangladesh met New Zealand in Tri-Nation series at Ireland. They beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in the final match of the tournament.
Ross Taylor scored highest runs between the two teams in ODI’s. He scored 723 runs from 19 matches. Tamim Iqbal is the top run scorer for Bangladesh with 530 runs from 18 matches.
In bowling, Shakib Al Hasan grabbed highest 35 wickets from 20 matches for Bangladesh. For New Zealand, Kyle Mills picked up 33 wickets from 17 matches. Match will start from 3:30 PM Bangladesh time.
Bangladesh Squad- Mashrafe Mortaza*, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim†,Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sunzamul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed
New Zealand Squad- Kane Williamson*, CJ Anderson, TA Boult, NT Broom, C de Grandhomme, MJ Guptill, TWM Latham, MJ McClenaghan, AF Milne, JDS Neesham, JS Patel, L Ronchi†, MJ Santner, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor.
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