After two thumping wins in the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand will be taking on Bangladesh in Match 11 of the tournament on Friday, October 13 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. They defeated England by nine wickets in the opener and then beat the Netherlands by 99 runs in the second game.
On the other hand, Bangladesh has had a mixed run in the two games. They defeated Afghanistan by six wickets in their opening match of the tournament. However, they lost to England in the second game by 137 runs in Dharamshala. Heading into the match, Bangladesh will be keen to get back to winning ways. They are capable of pulling off an upset in the tournament.
In this article, we dissect the key player battles for the New Zealand vs Bangladesh match of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Key Player Battles for NZ vs BAN
Litton Das vs Matt Henry
New Zealand pacer Matt Henry has been in good form in the ongoing ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. He has picked up six wickets in two matches so far, at an average of 14.67. He will be up against Bangladesh batter Litton Das, who slammed a fifty in the recent game against England. Das slammed 76 runs off 66 deliveries, with seven boundaries and two sixes. The contest between the two-inform players will be the one to watch out for.
Devon Conway vs Mustafizur Rahman
The contest between Devon Conway and Mustafizur Rahman will be interesting to watch. In the three ODIs they’ve faced each other, Rahman has managed to dismiss Conway once. Conway, on the other hand, has scored 52 runs off 40 deliveries against Rahman, at a commendable strike rate of 130.0. The Kiwi batter has been in tremendous form and has scored 184 runs in two matches so far. He will be hoping to get the better of Mustafizur in the upcoming match.
Kane Williamson vs Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan has not had much success against Kane Williamson in ODI cricket. He has dismissed Williamson once in six matches. However, the New Zealand batter too hasn’t got many runs against Shakib. He has just scored 99 runs at a strike rate of 100. Heading into the upcoming clash, the contest seems to be evenly matched so far between the two veterans of the game.