Cricket match date: 16th March 2019
Cricket match time: 03:30 am IST
Cricket match location: Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Cricket Match format: Test
Tournament: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2018/19
Team A: New Zealand
Team B: Bangladesh
Team A Captain: Kane Williamson
Team B Captain: Mahmudullah
Cricket Match Preview:
New Zealand and Bangladesh will now move to Christchurch. New Zealand have already sealed the cricket series by 2-0 and would be looking to win the cricket series by 3-0. Bangladesh have had a horrible time in New Zealand as they have not only failed to win a cricket game on the tour but also failed to show the fight.
After being bullied in the first cricket test match by sheer amounts of runs scored by New Zealand, more embarrassment was in store for Bangladesh in the second cricket test match. This cricket game was being played under a bit of weather as we saw the first two days of the test match being completely washed out. When the play went underway on the third day, there was little to cheer for Bangladesh.
On being sent into the field first, Bangladesh got bowled out for 211 runs despite getting a good start on a very green pitch. Tamim Iqbal once again played a good hand and scored a half-century but due to less contribution from the other end, their innings got folded quickly. In reply, New Zealand not only scored 432 runs but scored them in a manner that it gave them enough time to force the result.
Ross Taylor was the chief architect of the destruction as he scored 200 runs off just 212 deliveries. In reply, Bangladesh had to bat out a day as they were the only side that could have lost the game of cricket from there on. Sadly for them, they could not hang around for a long time and got bowled out for 209 runs in just 56 overs.
Neil Wagner has been another chief destroyer of Bangladesh’s batting. His relentless short ball tactics have troubled various cricket teams in the past and Bangladesh’s batting was no different. Despite the presence of Trent Boult and Tim Southee and some very spicy pitches, Neil Wagner has emerged as a hero.
Cricket Match Information:
New Zealand will take on Bangladesh in the final cricket Test match of a 3-match Test series. They have already won the first two test matches and they are one win away from whitewashing Bangladesh in this cricket series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
New Zealand have been absolutely brilliant in the cricket series against Bangladesh so far. There are some injury concerns and BJ Watling and Kane Williamson will be under scanner. If they do not play, our prediction will be of two changes.
Here is our prediction of New Zealand’s playing XI:
- Jeet Raval
- Kane Williamson
- Ross Taylor
- Henry Nicholls
- Tom Latham
- BJ Watling
- Colin de Grandhomme
- Tod Astle
- Trent Boult
- Neil Wagner
- Tim Southee
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Bangladesh have been very disappointing so far on this cricket tour of New Zealand. They have now surrendered the test series as well. Our prediction is of one change, Mushfiqur Rahim might be back for them in this cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Bangladesh’s playing XI:
- Shadman Islam
- Tamim Iqbal
- Liton Das
- Saumya Sarkar
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Mohammad Mithun
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Abu Javed
- Khaled Ahmed
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Neil Wagner has been in unbelievable form in the longer format of the cricket game for New Zealand. He has troubled all the touring teams with his short ball tactics. Our prediction is of another good performance from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international cricket Test match was played here between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in December 2018. The pitch had something in it for the pacers but like most pitches in New Zealand, it became beautiful for batting as well. Our prediction is of a high-scoring cricket game between the two sides with a score of around 500 by the side batting first. Conditions are expected to be dry.
New Zealand will begin this game of cricket as overwhelming favourites. They have already won the first two cricket test matches against Bangladesh and will be looking to finish the series by whitewashing Bangladesh. Hence, our prediction is of New Zealand’s victory in this cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Tom Latham (NZ) – 100+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Neil Wagner (NZ) – 3 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Ross Taylor (NZ)
New Zealand – 1.32
Draw – 3.40
Bangladesh – 21.00
*odds may change anytime