New Zealand and Bangladesh are set to clash in a three-match ODI series starting 20th March. The first game of the series will be played in Dunedin, and the visiting team Bangladesh would like to start the tour with a victory. They will be captained by veteran batsman Tamim Iqbal under whom they won the home ODI series against West Indies by 3-0.
On the other hand, the home side will be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham in the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson. The hosts will also miss the services of senior player Ross Taylor in the first ODI due to a hamstring injury.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the first ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh:
Head to Head record
35 – Both teams have played 35 ODIs so far in which 25 have been won by the Kiwi team while Bangladesh have won the remaining 10. The hosts have defeated Bangladesh in its last 4 ODIs with the most recent win coming in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Upcoming milestones for Shakib Al Hasan
266 – Shakib Al Hasan has picked up 266 wickets in his ODI career so far. He needs 4 more wickets to go past Mashrafe Mortaza (269) and become the most successful bowler for Bangladesh in the 50-over format.
67 – Shakib has so far scored 11933 runs in 342 matches across formats. He needs 67 more runs to complete 12000 international runs and become the third player from Bangladesh to reach the landmark. Only Tamim Iqbal (13569) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12085) are ahead of him in the overall runs tally.
Guptill nearing 7000 run mark
157 – Kiwi opener Martin Guptill has played 183 ODI games in which he has aggregated 6843 runs at an average of 42.50. He needs 157 more runs to complete 7000 ODI runs and become the fourth blackcaps player to achieve the feat.
50th Fifty awaits for Tamim
49 – Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal has amassed 7360 runs in 210 ODIs including 13 hundreds and 49 fifties. He needs one more fifty to become the first player from Bangladesh to complete 50 half-centuries in ODIs.
Southee to surpass Hadlee
585 – Kiwi pacer Tim Southee has picked up 585 wickets in his international career. He needs 5 more wickets to surpass Richard Hadlee (589) and become the most successful fast bowler for New Zealand.
10 – In ODI cricket, Southee has 190 wickets to his name and will require 10 more wickets in the series to become the fifth Kiwi bowler to cross the 200-wicket mark.
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