Published on : 13 October 2023, 3:58 am
World Cup 2023 : The New Zealand cricket team, which has not won a single World Cup so far, is playing a strong game this year. In the ongoing ODI World Cup in India, they have shown remarkable performance in defeating the defending champions England and Netherlands.
The return of key player Kane Williamson will boost the confidence of the New Zealand team. Now tomorrow, this team will enter the field for a hat-trick of victories in the World Cup. The Bangladesh team, however, will have to enter the field to avoid a second defeat in a row.
Ahead of the match against Bangladesh, Kane Williamson said, “Had to stay away from international cricket after getting injured. Now New Zealand has returned to the team for the World Cup. It’s a pleasure. Tim Southee is recovering from injury, but he will not be able to play in the match against Bangladesh.
Who will play at number three?
Kane Williamson will return to the New Zealand team. It’s a pleasure, but the New Zealand management is going to have a question mark. Rachin Ravindra has scored a century and a half-century in the first two matches while batting at number three.
Kane Williamson bats at number three. Now after the comeback of Kane Williamson, the question has arisen as to which player will bat at number three.
Dominance of spinners
The World Cup match between India and Australia was held in Chennai. In this match, the spinners Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav dismissed six batsmen together. Therefore, there is a possibility that spinners will dominate the match between New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Shakib Ul Hasan, Mehdi Hasan and Mehdi Hasan Miraj are the spin bowling trio in the Bangladesh team. New Zealand batsmen will have to pay serious attention to this. New Zealand’s spin bowling will be on the shoulders of Mitchell Santner. Glenn Phillips and Rachin Ravindra will be the part-time spinners for Dimati.
The goal will be achieved in the third World Cup in a row
The New Zealand team won the first three matches of the World Cup held in 2015 and 2019. Now in the first two matches of 2023, they have defeated their opponents. New Zealand need a win to equal the previous two World Cups. A win over Bangladesh will make it three consecutive World Cup victories for them.
Kiwis are heavy
So far 41 ODIs have been played between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Kiwis, of course, New Zealand have won 30 of these matches. Bangladesh have won 10 matches. One match between the two countries has not been decided. From the results of the matches between the two countries, it is clearly seen that New Zealand’s parde is heavy.