Bangladesh are set to face New Zealand in the second game of their thrilling three-match ODI series, set to unfold at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday.
The opening encounter was marred by rain, leaving both teams hungry for victory in this pivotal encounter. Securing a win here would boost morale and grant an invaluable lead in the series, making it a must-watch clash for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
ODI Stats and Records at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium:
- Total matches: 128
- Matches won batting first: 58
- Matches won bowling first: 67
- Average 1st Inns scores: 222
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 192
- Highest total recorded: 370/4 (50 Overs) by India vs Bangladesh
- Lowest total recorded: 58/10 (17.4 Overs) by Bangladesh vs India
- Highest score chased: 330/4 (47.5 Overs) by India vs Pakistan
- Lowest score defended: 105/10 (25.3 Overs) by India vs Bangladesh
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Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium pitch report:
The pitch at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium offers a balanced playing surface, granting support to spin bowlers in one-day cricket matches. Past statistics suggest that teams electing to bat initially have fared better than those opting to bowl first. This is mainly because the pitch becomes increasingly challenging for batting as the match progresses. As a result, the captain who wins the toss might contemplate choosing to bat first as a tactical decision. On average, teams have posted 222 runs in the first innings of ODIs at this venue.
Dhaka Weather Forecast:
Saturday’s weather forecast for the Bangladesh versus New Zealand cricket match in Dhaka is far from ideal, as there is a 100% chance of precipitation expected. The humidity will be relatively high at 76%, making the atmosphere muggy. A moderate breeze at 16 kmph will also be blowing, which could further affect the game-play conditions.
BAN vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Probable playing XI:
Bangladesh: Litton Das (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Tawhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver, Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson (c)