Mashrafe: Would have liked to bowl. It’s not going to be easy but need to hang in there. Playing the same team.
Williamson: We’re going to bowl, it’s a fresh surface. It was a good performance against Sri Lanka but you prepare and adapt for the new opposition. Playing the same team.
In the two matches that have already taken place at The Oval at this World Cup, three innings have gone past 300. This match will take place on a new pitch, though. The weather could also play a part. The forecast is for a mostly cloudy day with some showers. Depending on when those showers arrive, it could force teams to change tactics midway through.
New Zealand are also likely to stay unchanged. Tim Southee and Henry Nicholls are not yet at 100% fitness, which makes the decision easier. Bangladesh will likely stick with the XI that delivered victory against South Africa. Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur and Saifuddin all have niggles, though nothing serious enough to prevent them from playing.
Watch BD v NZ cricket highlights videos today – 9th match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup from Kennington Oval, London (England) Wednesday, 5-6-2019.
New Zealand v Bangladesh Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
New Zealand team
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman.
Match Timings: 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpires – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match number – ODI no. 4151