Mumbai: After defeating South Africa, Bangladesh will be hoping to carry on the momentum by registering a win over New Zealand.
Shakib Al Hasan was the talisman for Bangladesh in their emphatic 21-runs win against South Africa. His composed knock of 75 was vital to steer Bangladesh towards the victory.
The left-arm spinner has the potential to scalp wickets at regular intervals. Shakib is set to play his 200th ODI and Bangladesh will try to capitalize on his all-round abilities.
He will be assisted by Bangladesh's spin attack-- Mehidy Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain. Mushfiqur Rahim also played a vital role against South Africa, scoring 78 runs in 80 balls.
New Zealand will be relying on its pace attack-- Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult. The pace trio exhibited their class against Sri Lanka by bundling the Sri Lanka line-up for 136 runs. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will look to replicate their performance which they displayed against Sri Lanka.
Tom Latham has also recovered from injury and is expected to replace Tom Blundell in the starting line-up. New Zealand will have an upper edge over Bangladesh.
Predicted Starting Lineup:
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Nuwan Pradeep.
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Colin Munro, Tom Latham, Matt Henry.
Dimuth Karunaratne, Kane Williamson(C), Kusal Perera, Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Dhananjaya de Silva, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lasith Malinga, Tim Southee....