New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

The hosts New Zealand will face the visitors Bangladesh this Saturday (19th March) during the opening match of the three-match ODI series at University Oval (Dunedin).

This ODI series is a part of the 2020–23 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. So, both teams will be very serious during this ODI series as every match is vital for them to achieve the direct qualification for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

New Zealand, Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Dunedin
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While New Zealand will begin their journey in this inaugural World Cup Super League with this forthcoming ODI, it will be also Bangladesh’s first away ODI match under this World Cup Super League.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021, 1st ODI: Weather Forecast

This ODI between New Zealand vs Bangladesh will be played at University Oval (Dunedin) on Saturday. It will be a day ODI which will begin at 11:00 AM local time.

According to the weather forecast, the sky will be cloudy for most of the day, especially from the late afternoon. While there are very little chances of rain in the evening, there is no rain threat before the evening.

On Saturday, the temperature can be between 18°C and 11°C. Cricket fans are expecting a good match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in this series opener.

New Zealand, Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Dunedin

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021, 1st ODI: Pitch Report

University Oval (Dunedin) will host this ODI series opener between New Zealand and Bangladesh. It will be the first ODI at this venue since February 2019 when New Zealand and Bangladesh faced each other and the hosts won that match by 88 runs.

New Zealand, Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Dunedin
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Apart from England’s once successful ODI chase of 336 runs against the hosts in March 2018, there is no other record of successful 250+ ODI chase at this venue. In recent times, the hosts managed to score 300+ first innings totals at this venue and they majorly succeeded to defend those totals.

While there are some good records of big individual scores which lead the team to the big ODI totals, pacers also have some strong records at this ODI venue.

Venue Stats (University Oval, Dunedin)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs

Overall ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 10 5 5
Innings average (Average run-rate) 232.50 (5.25) 261.20 (5.39) 203.80 (5.09)

In the last 5 ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 2 3
Innings average (Average run-rate) 246.60 (5.22) 272.80 (5.46) 220.40 (4.96)