Tigers-Kiwis 2nd ODI today

Sports Reporter :
Bangladesh Cricket team will take on New Zealand Cricket team in the second One Day International (ODI) match at Nelson in New Zealand today.

The match will start at 4.00am (Bangladesh Standard Time) . Private satellite channel Nagorik TV and private satellite channel Green TV will telecast the match live.

Earlier, the Tigers lost to the Kiwis by 44 runs, according to Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method in the first ODI at Dunedin in New Zealand on December 17. If the Kiwis win today’s match, New Zealand will win the series 2-0 remaining one match.

Before today’s match, Bangladesh and New Zealand faced each other in 43 ODI matches.

Of them, Bangladesh recorded 10 victories, while New Zealand won 32 occasions and rest of the one match ended without any result.

It may be mentioned that Bangladesh failed to win against New Zealand when Bangladesh were newcomers in the International games.

But Bangladesh have improved their position and earned a good number of victories.


Head Coach of Bangladesh Cricket team Chandika Hathurusingha said, ” Bangladesh could not get big score in batting paradise. I think the wickets of Nelson will be good.

We played here some matches.

Those matches were held in 2015 and 2017.

In that time, the pitches of the Nelson were very good. The outfield of the arena was also good. I hope tomorrow’s match will be a high-scoring match.”

Chandika said, ” It is frustrating that we lost the first match due to inclement weather. We started good, but we could not retain our rhythm. My boys could not do anything due to rainy weather. We could not execute our plan due to inclement weather. We could not adapt with the conditions. Our captain was under pressure.”

Bangladesh ODI squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Anamul Haque, Tawhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Vice-Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Hasan Mahmud, Rishad Hossain and Rakibul Hasan.

New Zealand ODI squad: Tom Latham (Captain), Adi Ashok, Finn Allen, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Will O’Rourke, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi,Will Young and Ben Sears.