In the 11th ODI of the World Cup, New Zealand will come face-to-face with Bangladesh on Friday at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
New Zealand stunned everyone with their positive start to the tournament. They defeated England in their first encounter and showcased a dominant performance. In their previous fixture, the Kiwis continued the winning momentum and defeated the Netherlands.
Bangladesh also started their World Cup campaign on a positive note by defeating Afghanistan in their first encounter. They will be eyeing to continue the impulse and score another win in the tournament. The top bookmakers in India have World Cup odds with them.
Henry has picked up 9 wickets in the last 5 ODIs and is expected to give a good start to the team with his pace on Friday.
The betting tip is...
Matt Henry to pick 2.5+ wickets
Bangladesh answered their critics well by starting the World Cup campaign with a win against Afghanistan. It is a good sign for the team and they would be looking forward to the rest of the tournament.
Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das will be responsible for giving a good start to the team with the bat with Mehidy Hasan at number 3. Najmul Hasan Shanto, Skipper Shakib Al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rehman will be controlling the match in the middle order.
Tasking Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, and Mustafizur Rehma will be responsible for the pace attack but, since the fixture takes place at Chepauk Stadium, Mehidy Hasan’s spin attack will be crucial for the team.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan won’t be making any changes to the winning combination of the team.
Predicted Lineup: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
The Kiwis have come out as a dominating force at the start of the tournament. Every piece of the puzzle is falling at the right place for the team and it looks like they will be going a long way in the tournament. A second consecutive win in the World Cup will be a huge boost in the morale of the team.
Batting first against the Netherlands, Devon Conway (32 off 40) and Will Young (70 off 80) gave a stable start to the team and Rachin Ravindra also contributed with 51 runs off 51 balls. Daryl Mitchell (48 off 47) and skipper Tom Latham (53 off 46) played a crucial role in the middle order and gave a much-required push to the overall score. Mitchell Santner’s cameo of 36 off 17 balls made headlines on the day.
Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner gave a good start to the team on the bowling front. Henry picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 4.71 and Santner picked up 5 wickets at an economy of 5.90. Matt Henry has done exceptionally well in 2023 as he has picked up 20 wickets in 12 ODIs at an economy of 4.95.
Kane Williamson is still injured and there is no clarity on his availability for the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Glenn Phillips, Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell
Bangladesh is a team that is known to stun the big players in the ICC tournament. However, New Zealand has a good batting depth with their pace attack getting the job done.
Bangladesh will get the benefit of the spin track in Chennai but it might not trouble New Zealand’s skilled and experienced batting order. We predict a win for New Zealand on Friday.