Bangladesh vs. New Zealand: World Cup Match 9 Preview
Bangladesh vs. New Zealand: World Cup Match 9 Preview

Bangladesh and New Zealand will be ready to face off in the match nine at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in London on Wednesday. The game is going to be an interesting one as both teams have secured a win in their opening match in the competition. Kennington Oval in London will be used as the venue for the contest. Highest total registered by any team at the venue in a 50-over contest was 398-5 by New Zealand in the match against England in 2015 whereas lowest team total of 103 was registered by the home side in the match against South Africa in 1999. The highest individual score at the venue is 176 not out, registered by the West Indies' Evin Lewis in 2017 whereas best bowling figures 6-42 was registered by Pakistan's Umar Gul in 2010.

For Bangladesh, the game will be another opportunity to prove the world that they are not minnows anymore. In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of veteran trio of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of captain Mashrafe Mortaza, left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan to provide timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, New Zealand will be also looking to strengthen their position on the table with another win. In the batting department, the Black Caps will be relying on the

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Azeem Siddiqui
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