New Zealand captain TWM Latham won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first in the 3rd ODI of Tri-Nation series on Wednesday at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin.
The match will kick off at 3.45 pm (Bangladesh time).
Regular skipper of Bangladesh ODI team Mashrafe Mortaza come back to lead the squad today. Mashrafe missed the first ODI against Ireland due to one-game suspension by ICC which was penalised for slow over rate in the Sri Lanka series.
Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is also the new captain of Tigers’ T20 team, led them in the first match in absence of Mashrafe.
Captain Mortaza returns, Taskin drops out to get Mashrafe back in the team. Apart from that Bangladesh maintain the same squad of the first ODI against Ireland.
The second match is very important for Bangladesh as they were forced to share points with Ireland after persistent rain washed out the play.
On the other hand New Zealand find themselves on a comfortable position having full four points after victory against the host Ireland. Mitchell Santner’s career best ODI figures set up a 51-run victory for the Black Caps. Santner finished with five for 50 as Ireland were bowled out for 238 in the 46th over, the hosts losing their last five wickets for 26 runs.
One hopes, weather remain good, otherwise another washout will see Kiwis finished the first round on top of the table.
Earlier, incessant rain in Malahide washed out the tri-series’ opener game between Bangladesh and Ireland after the visitors’ innings came to a halt in the 31st over. Bangladesh was 157 for 4 in 31.1 overs and was in a very comfortable position setting up a platform to pile up a good total. But unfortunately the inclement weather forced the umpires to call off the match.
Bangladesh : Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand: Luke Ronchi (wk), Tom Latham (c), George Worker, Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Colin Munro, Hamish Bennett, Mitchell Santner, Seth Rance, Ish Sodhi