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Cricket World Cup 2023: NZ vs BAN Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, Cricket World Cup 2023 (NZ vs BAN)

Date: October 13, Friday, 2.00 PM IST

Venue: M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

New Zealand and Bangladesh will play match 11 of the ICC Cricket World Cup on October 13 at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Bangladesh have never beaten New Zealand in a World Cup match, and will be hoping that they can break the winless streak this time.

New Zealand are one of the strongest teams this World Cup. They have won both of their matches convincingly so far and are right at their table with a net run rate of 1.958. They beat England by nine wickets in their opening game.  Matt Henry took three wickets to help New Zealand restrict England to a first innings total of 282 for 9, which the Tom Latham-led side chased down in 36.2 overs. Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra scored unbeaten centuries. In their second game against Netherlands, New Zealand scored 322 before bowling out the opponents for 223.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, defeated Afghanistan in their opening game, before losing to England in their following game. Against Afghanistan, Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Miraz picked up three wickets each before the batsmen chased down 157 in 34.4 overs. Miraz and Najmul Hossain Shanto scored half centuries. Against England, however, they were bowled out for 227 in a chase of 365.

Ahead of the match 11 of Cricket World Cup 2023, here’s everything you need to know to maximise your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

Weather update and pitch report for NZ vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023 

The pitch at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will favour the spinners. Six of the wickets taken by India against Australia at this venue came from the spinners. Overall, a total of 35 ODIs have been played at this venue, from which the average first innings total reads 224.

The weather in Chennai will be hot and humid with a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius during the day. Rain is not forecast.

New Zealand team news and predicted XI 

 Team news: Kane Williamson, who did not play the first two matches, will be playing the game against Bangladesh. This could mean Mark Chapman will warm the bench.

Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitch Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young

Predicted XI: 1 Devon Conway, 2 Will Young, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Rachin Ravindra, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 Glenn Phillips, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Mark Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson/Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult

Bangladesh team news and predicted XI 

Team news: Bangladesh do not have any new injury concerns and are unlikely to change their playing XI. Tanzid Hasan is likely to retain his place in the XI despite dismal performances.

Squad: Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Kumer Das, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto (vc), Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Predicted XI: 1 Tanzid Hasan, 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Towhid Hridoy, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Mehidy Hasan, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Taskin Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman/Nasum Ahmed

Head-to-head record

 In the 50-over format, the two sides have played against each other in a total of 41 matches, 30 of which have been won by New Zealand. Bangladesh have 10 games, which one match did not produce any result. At the World Cup, the Kiwis have won all the five matches played between the two sides.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for NZ vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023.

Devon Conway – batsman, New Zealand

 Devon Conway is the top run-scorer for New Zealand so far in the tournament. From two games, he has scored 184 runs. Against England, he scored an unbeaten 152, which was followed by a significant contribution of 32 runs against the Netherlands. Conway has plenty of experience playing at the M Chidambaram Stadium, which is the home ground of the IPL team he plays for.  Conway can be a good pick for your MPL team’s captaincy for this match.

Rachin Ravindra – batsman, New Zealand

 Rachin Ravindra is the second top run-scorer for New Zealand with 174 runs in two matches. He scored an unbeaten 123 against England and followed that with a half century against the Netherlands. The young batsman is in fine form and will be New Zealand’s key batsman in this match.

Shakib Al Hasan – all-rounder, Bangladesh 

The Bangladesh captain is yet to deliver with the bat but with the ball, he has taken four wickets in two matches. His experience will be crucial to Bangladesh on the spin friendly Chidambaram wicket.

Najmul Hossain Shanto – batsman, Bangladesh 

Najmul Hossain Shanto has been Bangladesh’s most consistent batsman over the past one month. He scored a century and a half century at the Asia Cup, a half century in the only game he played in the bilateral series against New Zealand, and another unbeaten half century at the World Cup against Afghanistan. Considering his recent form, Shanto is a good choice for you MPL team’s vice captaincy for this game.

Litton Das – wicketkeeper batsman, Bangladesh

Except for Mushfiqur Rahim who scored 51, the only other Bangladesh batsman who was able to deliver the goods against England was Litton Das. The opener scored 76 off 66 which was laced with four boundaries and two maximums. Das brings with him plenty of experience – he has played 79 ODIs for Bangladesh, scoring 2394 runs at an average of 36.27.

MPL fantasy XI – NZ vs BAN, Cricket World Cup 2023

NZ vs BAN – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 2.00 PM IST on October 13.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.



Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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