New Zealand will play their second match of the ICC World Cup against Bangladesh at Kennington Oval, London on 5th June. The Kiwis has got off to a fine start as they obliterated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. The Blackcaps bowlers were right on the money as they had skittled out the Island nation on 136 runs. Furthermore, their openers scored fine fifties to take their team over the line. We take a look at New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis for the match against Bangladesh.
On the other hand, Bangladesh had come up with a collective team performance against South Africa to open their World Cup campaign on a high. The Tigers had won by 21 runs and would like to continue their good show going against New Zealand.
Here is New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI:
The combative right-hander had scored an unbeaten knock of 73 runs. Guptill will like to continue his good form going and give another good start to his team.
The southpaw batsman had played an undefeated knock of 58 runs against Sri Lanka. Thus, the left-hander will aim to continue his form going.
The New Zealand captain had led with aplomb in the first match against Sri Lanka. Kane Williamson will aim to deliver the good both as captain and batsman.
The veteran right-hander is going to be the fulcrum of New Zealand’s batting order. Taylor has been a consistent batsman for the Blackcaps and hence he would like to be at his best.
Tom Latham had missed the warm-up matches due to a finger injury. Latham is a technically strong batsman and he would aim to deliver the goods for his side.
The all-rounder had scalped one wicket with his medium pacers. Neesham will like to good work in the middle overs with the ball. Furthermore, he would be needed as a finisher.
New Zealand will like to continue their good form going.
Colin de Grandhomme
The right-hander can get quick runs for the New Zealand side. The medium pacer had also taken a wicket in the first match against Sri Lanka.
The off-spinner had also taken a wicket in the previous match. Santner is handy with the bat and he is a gun fielder. The all-rounder will aim to hit the straps.
The gun fast bowler had bowled with fire as he had scalped three wickets. Hence, he was awarded the Man of the match award for his spell.
Ferguson had bowled with pace in the first match against Sri Lanka. Consequently, Ferguson had snared three wickets and conceded only 21 runs.
New Zealand’s pack leader had taken only one wicket and he would like to come up with an improved show. Boult can be lethal in English conditions as he has a deadly combination of pace and swing.