New Zealand have last played a test series against India in India where they lost the series 0-1. They were the inaugural champions of the World Test Championship and also made it to the finals of the T20 World Cup 2021. Once again, they’ll be looking for a victorious start in the series.
Tom Latham will lead the side in Kane Williamson’s absence. The team will be bolstered by the comebacks of fast bowler Trent Boult and batter Devon Conway, who was very impressive with the bat in the last season of WTC.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, is coming off a home series defeat against Pakistan by 0-2. They weren’t very impressive in the T20 World Cup as well. Overall they had an average year in cricket and will be looking for a better performance this year. They will be without their experienced players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. The onus of the entire team will be on skipper Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st Test of Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand, 2022.
- Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test
- Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
- Time: 3:30 AM (IST) / 11:00 AM (Local)
- Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
- Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video
The pitch at this venue is expected to be a surface where the batsmen will be tasked with facing bowlers who will be getting a lot of help from the surface. Apart from a couple of deliveries, the batsmen will find it hard to score runs here.
NZ vs BAN Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI
Tom Latham (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Daryl Mitchell/Rachin Ravindra, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Will Young, Devon Conway.
Bangladesh Playing XI
Mominul Haque (C), Liton Das (WK), Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Ebadot Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam, Abu Jayed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 392 runs.
New Zealand & Bangladesh Last 5 Matches Stats
NZ vs BAN Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (Test Carrer)|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||4856 Runs|
|Liton Das||1453 Runs|
|Kyle Jamieson||52 Wickets & 30 Runs|
|Henry Nicholls||2318 Runs|
|Devon Conway||379 Runs|
NZ vs BAN Captaincy Picks
- Devon Conway
- Ross Taylor
- Mushfiqur Rahim
NZ vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham, Liton Das
- Batsmen: Mushfiqur Rahim, Devon Conway, Shadman Islam, Henry Nicholls
- All-Rounders: Mominul Haque
- Bowlers: Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
- Captain: Devon Conway
- Vice-Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham
- Batsmen: Mushfiqur Rahim, Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Will Young
- All-Rounders: Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
- Bowlers: Taijul Islam, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, Ebadot Hossain
- Captain: Ross Taylor
- Vice-Captain: Kyle Jamieson
Probable Winner Of The Match
New Zealand is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.