After suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of India in their last Test series, New Zealand will square up against Bangladesh in a two-match Test series at home. Despite the loss, New Zealand would be confident of putting on a strong show keeping in mind their stellar record at home.
Ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh, here’s a look at our predicted playing XI of the New Zealand Cricket Team. It is pertinent to note that Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the series due to injury. He won’t be available for both the Tests.
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Openers: Will Young and Tom Latham
Both the batsmen have been in pretty good touch. Latham had a phenomenal Test series in India. In 2 Tests, he managed to score 163 runs at an average of 40.75. One can expect him to have another great series with the bat. His partner, Will Young began the India series with a stellar 89-run knock in the first Test. However, he made poor returns in the next three innings. Nevertheless, he would be confident of a better showing at home against Bangladesh.