Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2022: NZ vs BAN Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st Test – Bangladesh must work really hard to defeat New Zealand in this series.
New Zealand will host Bangladesh in a two-match Test series beginning on January 1, 2022. When they play at home, New Zealand is always a difficult opponent. Kane Williamson, the team’s skipper, will be absent for this series, and Tom Latham will take over as captain. Ajaz Patel, who claimed all ten wickets in the first innings of the second Test against India, has been shockingly left out. This series will be special for another reason: it will be veteran hitter Ross Taylor’s final Test series.
When it comes to Test cricket, Bangladesh, on the other hand, has fallen short. They just suffered a 0-2 defeat in the Test series against Pakistan. Mominul Haque, the skipper, bears a great deal of responsibility and has a lot to prove. In terms of team balance, New Zealand will have the upper hand and will begin as favourites.
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque (L) and New Zealand skipper Tom Latham with the Test series trophy at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) December 31, 2021
New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Date & Time: January 1st-5th, at 3:30 AM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video
The new ball will talk a lot in the first hour of play and later the wicket will get flat and the runs will come automatically. The team batting first will have more chances of winning this game.
Probable Playing XIs for NZ vs BAN:
Tom Latham (c), Will Young, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell/Rachin Ravindra, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.
Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain.
Top Picks for NZ vs BAN Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Devon Conway has made a great start to his career in all forms of cricket. This will be his first test on home soil. It will be a challenge for him as he coming back from an injury.
Mushfiqur Rahim had a good Test series against Pakistan where he struck 160 runs in 2 matches at an average of 40. His experience will be definitely come in handy in this series.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Mominul Haque is included in the all-rounders’ slot though he is a spectacular batter. He has scored 3363 runs in his 47 Test matches at an average of 41.01.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The surface will suit Kyle Jamieson for his style of bowling. Height is his biggest advantage and he will be an X-factor for New Zealand. In his 10 Test matches, he has picked up 52 wickets and has also scored 301 runs with the bat.
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam was the top performer for Bangladesh in the recent Test series against Pakistan, where he bagged 10 wickets in 2 matches. Overall, he has 144 wickets to his name in the Test career.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Liton Das should be a must pick, considering his amazing batting performances against Pakistan. He has scored 1453 runs in his 27 Test matches at an average of 32.28, which includes a century and 10 half-centuries.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Tom Latham, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (vc), Devon Conway (c), Shadman Islam, Henry Nicholls, Mominul Haque, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs BAN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Tom Latham, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ross Taylor (c), Devon Conway, Will Young, Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson (c), Ebadot Hossain.
NZ vs BAN Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shadman Islam has scored 497 runs in 10 Test matches at an average of 27.61. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Tom Latham batted well on the tough conditions of Kanpur against a strong Indian bowling contingent, scoring two half-centuries in a single Test. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Considering a lot of options in the batter’s slot, it’s hard to pick Mahmudul Hasan Joy in the final eleven.