ICC World Cup 2019: Key Players for Bangladesh Vs New Zealand

By
Aliha Ejaz

LONDON: In the ninth match of the ICC World Cup 2019 New Zealand and Bangladesh will be playing against each other at The Oval in London.

The Bangladesh vs New Zealand encounter is set to indulge us in an action-packed day of cricket.

Let's have a look at some key players for this encounter:

Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh´s Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between South Africa and Bangladesh at The Oval in London on June 2, 2019. Photo: AFP 
 

The first Bangladeshi batsman to reach 10,000 international runs is also Bangladesh’s top run-getter across all formats. His ability to switch gears to up the scoring rate makes him a prized wicket for any opposition.

Mushrafe Mortaza 

Mushrafe Mortaza. Photo: File  

Debuting as a 17-year old in 2001, Mortaza possessed express speed with accuracy that could put any batsman in a fix.

Multiple injuries to knee and ankle have forced the ‘Narail Express’ to say goodbye to T20Is and Tests to focus on ODIs. 

He failed to have the impact which he wanted against South Africa but against New Zealand, a much more acute batting order, Mortaza will know he needs to work on his bowling.

Colin Munro

New Zealand´s Colin Munro (L) celebrates with teammate New Zealand´s Martin Guptill after victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 1, 2019. Photo: AFP  
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In their World Cup Opener Colin Munro and Martin Guptill put an unbeaten partnership of 137 runs in just 16.1. The opener will be looking to score big against Bangladesh. 

Matt Henry

New Zealand´s Matt Henry (L) is watched by umpire Ian Gould as he delivers the ball during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on June 1, 2019. Photo: AFP 
 

In Kiwi’s tournament opener deciding to keep out Tim Southee and bring in Matt Henry, turned out to be the best decision for New Zealand.

He’s one of only six players in history to have taken three wickets in more than 30 per cent of their innings.

Henry has been in the Kiwi setup in the formats, he has been most effective in white-ball cricket. Over the last couple of years, he has become a potent weapon for New Zealand.