New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019: 1st ODI, Napier – Match Prediction; After the ODI series loss against Indian National Cricket Team, New Zealand gave a brilliant reply in the shorter version of the game. Meanwhile, they are all set to play their final ODI series ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is making their return to the squad after the successful Bangladesh Premier League 2019. Meanwhile, New Zealand has got quite a few problems to sort out in the series against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza spoke to the media on Sunday where he said that his team is ready for the challenge and will be able to break their drought in New Zealand. On the other hand, Kiwis is determined to make a stunning comeback and bag the momentum.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019: 1st ODI, Napier - Match Prediction
Bangladesh (Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic)

Both the sides are missing the services of the high-profile names. Colin Munro, who had a disappointing ODI series, has been dropped for the first two ODIs. But, he will be making a comeback in the third ODI as skipper Kane Williamson is scheduled to take a pre-planned rest.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has ruled out veteran Shakib Al Hasan from the ODI series. The absence of Shakib is a pretty big thing, as he can make a massive impact on the game for Bangladesh. One more star player in the series is Martin Guptill, who will be having a close look by Kiwis.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2019: 1st ODI, Napier - Match Prediction
New Zealand celebrates a wicket. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

As far as the previous record is concerned, New Zealand always enjoyed great success against the visitors. However, the current Bangladesh side has been the matured side compared to the previous team. All the players got enough talent to make the difference.

Match Prediction:

Perhaps, New Zealand would come out victorious in the game. They have found the balance in the side and can make it tough for Bangladesh. However, the visitors are known for giving surprises to the major teams in International cricket. With the pitch is expected to be flat, batsmen are going to dictate the terms.