Sunday, December 10, 2023

Bangladesh’s probable XI against New Zealand today

Bangladesh has played two matches in the current World Cup so far. Tigers won the first match against Afghanistan by 6 wickets. But in the next match, Bangladesh lost to England by a huge margin of 137 runs. In other words, Tigers have seen both sides of the coin.

Tigers have fallen far behind in run rate after losing by a huge margin against England. So the Tigers are desperate to turn around in today’s match.

Chandika Hathurusingha’s disciples will have to give their best to win against New Zealand today.

Bangladesh can enter the field today with one change against the Kiwis. In the previous two matches, Shakib’s team fielded with three pacers. However, the team management can play an extra spinner on the spin-supporting wicket of Chennai. If this happens, Nasum Ahmed’s forehead will open. Bangladesh can return this left-arm spinner to the XI by reducing one pacer.

Besides, there is no possibility of any change in the XI. The team management is trusting Tanjid Tamim who could not facilitate the opening. At least Hathuru has a trusting hand on Tamim’s shoulder. So this young opener is getting more opportunities.

The return of Mahmudullah, who was dropped from the eleven after playing one match, is getting longer. The possibility of Mahmudullah’s return has become slim as Sheikh Mehdi bowled brilliantly in the last match.

Bangladesh Probable XI for New Zealand Match: Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Tawheed Hriday, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Sheikh Mehedi, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam.

(October 13/NBW/FA)


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