Bangladesh is all set to host the Kiwis for a 3-match ODI series starting just a few days before the Cricket World Cup 2023. All three games of the series will be played at the Dhaka Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Here is the Dhaka Cricket Stadium Pitch Report for BAN vs NZ and other information.
The teams have already finalised their World Cup squad and they are now just making a few last-minute changes. New Zealand and Bangladesh have also announced their provisional squads for the World Cup however they have selected a few players who are not in the World Cup team.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh have announced players who have been out of the scene for a long time from the International team. The notable player who has returned to the Bangladeshi side is Mahmudullah and Tamim Iqbal. The two players have led Bangladesh in the past and have played over 200 ODIs for their nations.
BAN vs NZ 1st ODI 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 21st September, Thursday
Time: 11:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Dhaka Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Weather: The Dhaka weather will disappoint a lot of cricket fans as there will be heavy rainfall on the matchday. This coming week it will pour down a lot in Dhaka as the weather report suggests there will be 80% precipitation chances.
Dhaka Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The Dhaka Cricket Stadium offers a well-balanced surface where bowlers and batters have an equal say in the game. The spinners get purchased from the surface when they land the ball in the right area, especially during the daytime.
On the other hand pace bowlers also get a lot of seam movement in the first few overs of the innings. Meanwhile, the batters also get to play their shots once they spend time in the middle on this two-paced wicket.
The toss winners should opt to bat first on this pitch as the nature of the pitch becomes slow as the game progresses on this pitch.
Shere Bangla National Stadium Dhaka ODI Records
Total ODI matches played: 127
Matches won by the team batting first: 58
Matches won by the team batting second: 67
Dhaka Cricket Stadium Average 1st Inns scores: 223
Highest team score: 370/4 (50 Ov) by IND vs BAN
Lowest team score: 58/10 (17.4 Ov) by BAN vs IND
Biggest total chased: 330/4 (47.5 Ov) by IND vs PAK
Lowest score defended:105/10 (25.3 Ov) by IND vs BAN