Bangladesh and New Zealand are about to clash on 13 October 2023. It’s the Kiwis vs the Bengal Tigers. It’s one of the emerging Asian teams vs the well-established team in the World Cup tournament. If you want to follow the match, you will find live ball-by-ball commentary, or highlights below this paragraph. Also, read our predictions and highlights in the end.
New Zealand is enjoying a fantastic tournament so far. They are at the top of the points table. Firstly, the defeated the defending champions. After that, it was an absolute carnage against the Dutch. The Netherlands had no reply for them.
Bangladesh has only 2 points on the table. They did win their match against the Afghanistan cricket team. However, the defending champions hunted the Bengal Tigers with ease. Dawid Malan shifted gears, and that was it for Bangladesh. They will be looking forward to doing better in this match.
|MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|Match||Bangladesh vs New Zealand|
|Position on the points table||New Zealand = 4 points|
Bangladesh = 2 points
|Start time||1 pm local time|
|Date||13 October 2023|
This is going to be an exciting match. And the Kiwi fans can watch it live on Sky Sports. There are other apps where you can subscribe and watch the live streaming. Tampad is an example of that.
For Bangladeshi fans, you can go to Gazi TV for live streaming. Also, the Toffee App will stream the matches live as they did during the Asia Cup.
The Kiwis will look forward to strengthening their position on the points table even more. They are at the top. However, every team is in the same group. The format is such that they cannot get comfortable without having a solid position. They have played two finals in a row and will be eyeing for a third one.
At the very least, Bangladesh has cemented itself as a minor team to a mid-tier squad. Looking at their chances in the World Cups before and their performance now, you will see a stark difference.
There’s too much excitement, mate. You gotta watch these matches live.
So, who will win the match this time? They have had a series just recently. The bilateral series wasn’t anything significant for the hosts, Bangladesh. However, they know what they are going to face. The same goes for the Black Caps.
The obvious option here is the Kiwis. However, let’s discuss how we came to that conclusion.
Stars to watch out
|Rachin Ravindra||Najmul Hossain Shanto|
|Devon Conway||Mehidy Hassan|
|Matt Henry||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Mitchell Santner||Shoriful Islam|
Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway are enjoying a great World Cup. They are scoring runs, and it doesn’t seem like they will stop. Rachin is a valuable addition to the team. He is emerging as a proper allrounder in ODI cricket. Devon Conway scored the fastest ton for New Zealand in the World Cup history.
Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner are stars you want to look out for in the bowling department. Santner is different from Ravindra. He bowls slower, looks for that drift, and restricts those runs. Matt Henry has taken up the role Tim Southee used to play. He is going to take some wickets with that new ball. But look out for Rachin and Santner; this pitch suits spinners.
Shakib and Mehedi are stars of the show. There is no doubt about it. But Shoriful and Shanto have made a name for themselves lately. Shanto scores runs while the cheeky Shoriful takes those wickets, and the numbers are improving. Mehidy Hasan Mirza will be critical to their innings.
However, Bangladesh’s squad isn’t as solid as the Kiwis.
|23 March 2021||New Zealand won by 5 wickets and 10 balls remaining|
|26 March 2021||New Zealand won by 164 runs|
|21 September 2023||No result|
|23 September 2023||New Zealand won by 86 runs|
|26 September 2023||New Zealand won by 7 wickets and 91 balls remaining|
New Zealand takes the stage here as well. Bangladesh hasn’t won an ODI match against them since 2021. And they always won by huge margins. Things aren’t looking suitable for Bangladesh.
Let’s talk about the pitch conditions. The surface on Chennai serves the spinners. It is the best bowling track for the slower bowlers. And even among the spinners, left-arm spinners have the lowest economy rates. This means we can enjoy a good show from Shakib, Santner, and Mehedi.
New Zealand has two left-arm spinners. Rachin and Santner are in good form. Shakib and Mehedi will be practical as well. So it all comes down to how the batters can manage the spin. And the Black Caps seem to be taking the mantle there.
We will update this during the match.
The Black Caps won the toss, and they chose to field first. It’s pretty much similar to what other teams have been doing.
|Litton Das||Devon Conway|
|Tanzid Hasan||Rachin Ravindra|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||Kane Williamson|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||Daryl Mitchell|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Tom Latham|
|Mushfiq ur Rahim||Glenn Phillips|
|Towhid Hridoy||Mark Chapman|
|Taskin Ahmad||Matt Henry|
|Shoriful Islam||Lockie Ferguson|
|Mustafizur Rahman||Trent Boult|
1st Innings – Bangladesh
|BANGLADESH 245-9 (50 overs)|
|Mushfiqur Rahim 66 (75)||Lockie Ferguson 3-49|
|Shakib Al Hasan 40 (51)||Trent Boult 2-45|
|Mahmudullah 41 (49)||Matt Henry 2-58|
- Things didn’t start well for Bangladesh. Trent Boult got a royal duck by getting Litton Das out on the very first delivery of this match.
- However, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Tanzid had a 40-run stand to stabilize the innings. This, too, was cut short by a 144 kph delivery from Lockie. He got Tanzid out on 16 runs. Bangladesh keeps having trouble with its top order.
- Soon after this, Mehidy and Shanto departed. Shanto was a critical wicket. If he had stayed longer, it would have been a higher target. But what can you do when the Black Caps are in such a red-hot form?
- The 96-run partnership between Shakib and Mushfiq was Bangladesh’s only decent resistance. Otherwise, it was a short stay from each batter.
- After Shakib and Mushfiq, Towhid tried to keep things alive for the Bengal Tigers. And he has been scoring runs here and there. But it is not enough. Bangladesh ended their 50-over quota with 245 runs on the board.
- With Kane Williamson in the squad this time, it seemed like it was a long shot if Bangladesh hoped for a win here.
2nd Innings – Bangladesh
|NEW ZEALAND 248-2 (42.5 overs)|
|Daryl Mitchell 89 (65)||Mustafizur Rahman 1-36|
|Kane Williamson 78 (107)||Shakib Al Hasan 1-54|
|Devon Conway 45 (59)||Shoriful Islam 0-43|
|RESULT||New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)|
- I was not surprised by this sort of result. Mustafizur Rahman did show why he is the star you should watch out for. However, you win a game with team effort. Honestly, no one in the bowling attack properly helped him out.
- Mustafizur took an early wicket of Rachin Ravindra. This was a crucial wicket.
- The black caps replied to this with an 80-run partnership. However, the skipper broke through and took Devon Conway at 45. But this was the end of Bangladesh’s exploits. Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell had a 108-run stand. Soon, Daryl and Glenn Philips finished things off.
- This was a no-brainer that New Zealand would win this match as well.
Player of the Match
Lockie Ferguson has earned this one. He took those crucial wickets early on in the game. And you can say that Shakib’s wicket really put a dent on any efforts Bangladesh could have shown. Great bowling from a pacer, especially on these sort of pitches.