Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2019 : New Zealand will be facing off against Pakistan in the immediate future, and a tour of the subcontinents against Sri Lanka and then India will properly size them up and put their all-around balanced bowling and mostly stable batting lineup to the test, before they go on to contest in 3 ODIs and 3 Test matches against Bangladesh starting eve of Valentine’s day next year. Touring Bangladesh will not be playing the D/N Test match against the home team, the Bangladesh Cricket Board had decided.
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2019 Schedule and Match Timings
|Match||Stadium||Date And Time||Results|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI||McLean Park, Napier||Feb 13, Wed 6:30 AM (01:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL)||--|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||Feb 16, Sat 3:30 AM (Feb 16) (10:00 PM GMT (Feb 15) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)||--|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI||University Oval, Dunedin||Feb 20, Wed 3:30 AM (Feb 20) (10:00 PM GMT (Feb 19) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)||--|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Feb 28, Thu - Mar 04, Mon 3:30 AM (Feb 28) (10:00 PM GMT (Feb 27) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)||--|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test||Basin Reserve, Wellington||Mar 08, Fri - Mar 12, Tue 3:30 AM (Mar 08) (10:00 PM GMT (Mar 07) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)||--|
|New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd Test||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||Mar 16, Sat - Mar 20, Wed 3:30 AM (Mar 16) (10:00 PM GMT (Mar 15) / 11:00 AM LOCAL)||--|
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2019 : Chief of BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, had justified their decision by calling attention to the fact that D/N playoffs were not introduced to Bangladesh on a domestic level, barring their players from the opportunity to be familiar with it. The New Zealand crowd will unfortunately not get to see floodlit cricket this tour.
Sabbir Rahman, along with Nasir Hossain and Mosaddek Hossain, had been called by BCB to a disciplinary committee hearing this month. Sabbird faces a six-month ban for abusing a fan on social media, stopping his prospects of Asia cup and two International tours short on its tracks. The middle-order batsman and leg-break bowler will be available for picking again before the NZ tour if the panel decides to select him.
Sabbir’s dismissal opened a window of opportunity for Mohammed Mithun, called in for the UAE Asia Cup squad. Additionally, Mithun has had a great run in Bangladesh A team’s Ireland tour, and his form will help him make a contribution to the team in the Asia cup. The 28-year old batsman-keeper will try to play best to his strengths, and if all goes well for him, secure the potential of playing in the upcoming international tours. Mithun will be one to keep an eye out for, as he might also turn into a key player for the New Zealand tour.
Mustafizur Rahman has also had a spell of great form recently, bagging a total of eight wickets in the three-match T20I series at the end of their tour of West Indies.
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2019 : After Windies drubbed them in the Test series with sizeable score leads, Bangladesh registered a twist in the linear plot by taking a stance against their opponents in their first ODI of the series, proceeding to run the victory lap with a 2-1 win. The Windies innings in the first T20I was cut short by the rain, and they won it by the DLS measure. Bangladesh then took the series back again with a phenomenal Mistfizur, as in the batting innings, Tamim Iqbal, along with Liton Das, had set the curtains for the 71-run powerplay.
The team and the panel were relieved as the clouds surrounding star player Shakib Al Hasan’s finger injury has cleared up. All uncertainties regarding his availability in the Asia cup this year was quashed recently. Shakib, an ICC World XI starrer, has been a Bangladesh staple, having borne the mantle of captaincy in both T20I and Test formats, and he will be a big player in the upcoming fixtures after his surgery for the finger injury is done and dusted with – New Zealand no exception.
With both teams in decent form, and under compulsion to develop further in lieu of the ODI World Cup, the NZ tour of Bangladesh has all the ingredients to be exciting. Bangladesh will be facing New Zealand starting February 13th next year on the pitch of McLean Park, Napier. The full schedule is as follows :