The New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI series has already gone in favour of the Kiwis as they have won the first 2 ODIs and the visitors are left helpless. Now, the visitors can try to save their reputation by trying to win the 3rd ODI which is scheduled to take place on Saturday at McLean Park.
New Zealand have already clinched the series but now they will be eyeing to completely wipe out the visitors by winning the 3rd ODI fixture as well.
The visitors have a chance to gain some confidence for the T20 series by ending the ODI series by winning the 3rd ODI on Saturday. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds with them for this encounter.
Young has already scored a century and a half-century in the last 2 ODIs and has an average of 47 in the year 2023 in ODIs.
The betting tip is...
Will Young to score a half-century.
The hosts won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision favoured the Kiwi bowlers as they were able to break the partnerships timely. Jacob Duffy and Will O’Rourke picked up 3 wickets each at an economy of 5.10 & 4.78 respectively. Adam Milne, Josh Clarkson, and Adithya Ashok contributed with a single wicket each.
Will Young (89 off 94) and Rachin Ravindra (45 off 33) gave a solid start to the team at the top order and their partnership gave the much-needed momentum to the team.
However, the highlight of the Kiwi’s batting order was Henry Nicholls’ knock as he scored 95 off 99 at a strike rate of 95.96. Tom Latham (34 off 32) and Tom Blundell (24 off 20) continued to maintain the higher run rate and finished the chase successfully.
Team management might replace Adhitya Ashok with Ish Sodhi in the 3rd ODI.
Predicted Lineup: Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, William O’Rourke
Bangladesh’s batting was unstable but Soumya Sarkar’s knock stole the show. The lone ranger Soumya scored 169 off 151 at a strike rate of 111.92. He was unable to get any help from the other end as the batters were losing wickets in every spell.
Mushtafiqur Rahim (45 off 57) also gave the push to the overall score at the lower order. The visitors have their major struggles in the batting lineup as batters have not performed as per the expectations.
On the bowling front, it was a complete disaster as the bowlers were unable to break the initial partnership of the opposition and hence the hard work of Sarkar went in vain. Hasan Mahmud picked up two wickets at an economy of 8.14 and Shoriful Islam scalped a single wicket at an economy of 5.44.
Bangladesh needs a good solid performance from its batters and they also need their bowlers to provide timely breakthroughs.
Predicted Lineup: Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Rishad Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzim Hasan Sakib/ Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
Bangladesh has shown improvements in their batting in the 2nd ODI but they are still lacking to build match-winning partnerships.
Their bowlers are also struggling to control the run rate of the opposition. New Zealand has done well in every department even with some new faces in the team. We predict a win for New Zealand in the 3rd ODI.