After the completion of series against India, New Zealand will lock horns with another Asian team, Bangladesh. The first ODI which will be a Day-Night affair will take place at Napier. New Zealand was able to clinch the T20I series against India and the hosts will look to continue their impetus.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be without the services of their talisman all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Hasan has been ruled out from the ODI series with a fractured finger. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is yet to savor an ODI win on the New Zealand soil. Thus, the tourists will like to get off the mark against the Kiwis.

Martin Guptill, New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019
Martin Guptill has returned to the ODI squad for the Bangladesh series. Image Courtesy: Getty

Here are our Dream 11 and Fantasy league tips:

First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you.

Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain.

It is also crucial to get top order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal
Mashrafe Mortaza. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In fact, one can take a gamble of selecting a player who has less chance of succeeding in big leagues. Thus, that particular player has less chance of getting selected by other users. Consequently, if that player’s fires at all cylinders then it can be a big bonus.

Team News:

New Zealand: Martin Guptill is fit for the first ODI after missing the T20I series against India due to a back injury.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan is ruled out with a finger injury.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmuddullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hussain, Mustifazur Rahman, Safiul Islam.

Dream11 Team 1 Suggestion:

Wicketkeeper: Mushfiqur Rahim.

Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill (c), Tamim Iqbal (vc), Soumya Sarkar.

All-rounders: Mehidy Hasan, Mahmuddullah, Mitchell Santner.

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mustafizur Rahman.

Dream11 Team

Dream11 Team 2 Suggestion: 

Wicketkeeper: Tom Latham

Batsman: Ross Taylor (vc), Martin Guptill, Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das.

All-Rounders: Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Mahmuddullah.

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Mustafizur Rahman, Lockie Ferguson.

Dream11 Team.