After witnessing a draw in the red-ball format, New Zealand and Bangladesh will come together for the three-match ODI series. The first ODI is scheduled to take place on Sunday at University Oval, Dunedin.
New Zealand is coming to play the ODI format after witnessing a semi-final exit in the ODI World Cup. They will be hoping to start the new journey on a positive note.
Bangladesh, a team that has always struggled at the foreign pitches, will be hoping to change the tag and come out as a strong opposition against the hosts. Cricket betting sites have a wide range of betting markets with them.
Rachin Ravindra carries an average of 64.22 in 10 ODIs in the year 2023.
The betting tip is...
Rachin Ravindra to score 49.5+
The Kiwis will be coming for the ODI series with some changes in the squad. The squad will be under the leadership of Tom Latham as Kane Williamson has been rested.
All-rounder Josh Clarkson and seamer Will O’Rourke will be hopeful to make their debut as they have been selected for the series. Another new face in the team is in the spin department as Adi Ashok has been named in the squad.
All the eyes will be on Rachin Ravindra, who came out as the highest scorer for New Zealand and the third-highest scorer in the World Cup. The New Zealand selection committee has given chances to new faces against Bangladesh as it is a good opportunity for them to learn and grow.
Adi Ashok will have to wait for his debut as Ish Sodhi will be responsible for the spin attack.
Predicted Lineup: Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Kyle Jamieson, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Will Young
Bangladesh will be under the leadership of Najmul Hasan Shanto in the ODI series. All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be his right-hand man. Shakib Al Hasan is still absent from the tour and there has been no update on his return to the team.
Litton Das has made his return to the team and will be expected to play a crucial role and give a good start to the team at the top order with Towhid Hridoy.
Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be responsible for the middle order. In the pace department, Bangladesh has Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rehman, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib. For spin bowling, the visitors will be dependent on Mehidy Hasan in the middle overs.
Skipper Najmul Hasan Shanto will be eyeing to use pacers more than the spin attack as the pitch has a history of favouring pacers.
Predicted Lineup: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Kumer Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Vice Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Bangladesh's major struggles are in their middle order and their inconsistent top order. If the top order fails, the middle order might not be able to handle the pressure to score runs.
Kiwis, on the other hand, have a well-balanced team with a good mixture of new and experienced players. We predict a win for New Zealand on Sunday.