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Bangladesh vs. New Zealand 3rd ODI 2023: Who Will Win in Today's Match Between Bangladesh vs. New Zealand at Mirpur?

Bangladesh vs. New Zealand 3rd ODI 2023, Who Will Win in Today's Match Between Bangladesh vs New Zealand at Mirpur?

Overview of High-Stakes Series Decider

An exciting series decider awaits as Bangladesh and New Zealand face off in the 3rd ODI at Mirpur, with the three-match series hanging delicately at 1-0. After two fascinating games, fans can expect another thriller between the two passionate Asian sides. The hosts, Bangladesh, will be going for the ODI series win against the visitors from New Zealand. But the upbeat Kiwis have hit form and won't surrender easily. The stakes are always high because this is a winner-take-all contest.

Bangladesh Seek Improved Batting to Clinch Series

Despite a spirited performance in the 2nd ODI, Bangladesh's primary aim will be to post an improved batting display to back up their bowlers. The top order led by Liton Das must lay a solid platform by seeing off the testing new ball. The veteran middle-order core of Shakib, Mahmudullah, and Mushfiqur must steer the innings in the middle overs and bat deep. With momentum behind them after leveling the series, Bangladesh will believe they can conquer their bogey team, New Zealand, at home if their batting fires.

 

New Zealand Aim to Continue Winning Momentum

After scraping through in a thriller in the 2nd ODI, the upbeat Kiwis know they must keep the winning momentum to clinch the series decider. Their bowlers defended a low total admirably to level matters. But the batting remains a concern, having crumbled in successive games. Skipper Latham will hope for more consistency, while openers Conway and Nicholls must convert their starts. Putting up a sizeable total could test Bangladesh's vulnerable batting. The key will be sustaining intensity across both disciplines.

Openers Liton Das and Henry Nicholls Crucial

The opening batters, Liton Das and Henry Nicholls, have pivotal roles for Bangladesh and New Zealand, respectively, with solid starts. Das showed an ominous touch in the 2nd ODI before retirement. Nicholls must build on his fighting half-century last game. Playing themselves in against the new ball swing will be vital. The opener who masters the conditions early and makes a big score could set up a match-winning total for their team and ease pressure on the middle-order.

Mahmudullah's Experience Vital to Guide Bangladesh

Senior statesman Mahmudullah's experience and composure will be invaluable for Bangladesh to shore up their vulnerable middle order against a testing Kiwi attack. With several young batters around him, Mahmudullah must play the anchor role to shepherd the innings. It will be crucial for him to bat steadily and intelligently, keeping the innings and the scoreboard moving forward. The seasoned pro's performance could determine whether the middle order thrives or collapses around him.

Jamieson, Boult Face Stiff Test Against Bangla Batting

Kiwi pacers Kyle Jamieson and Trent Boult face a stern examination against Bangladesh's skilled batting lineup on a sluggish Mirpur wicket. The tall Jamieson will generate an awkward bounce but must bowl judiciously. Veteran Boult's skills will be tested against spin-playing batters. Accuracy with their lines and lengths will be essential to support the spinners. If Bangladesh's batters can overcome the pace threat, it will blunt New Zealand's bowling potency.

Spinners Ajaz and Miraz to Make Impact in Middle Overs

The wily spinners Ajaz Patel and Mehidy Hasan Miraz could play instrumental roles with the ball for New Zealand and Bangladesh, respectively. Left-arm Patel flummoxed Bangladesh in the 2nd ODI with his nagging accuracy. Miraz relies more on his subtle variations to outfox batters. Both will be entrusted to take wickets and stem the run flow during the crucial middle phase on a spin-assisting Mirpur wicket. The tweaker who reads the pitch better could take the game away from their team.

Toss and Pitch Likely to Favour Chasing Side Again

The Mirpur surface is expected to slow down as the match progresses. Winning the toss and opting to field first will again be the preferred option. The dew in the evening also makes strokeplay easier in the second innings under lights. For the side batting instead, 270-280 is a par total. Smart utilization of batting powerplays will be critical. Adapting well after losing the toss will also be essential for both captains. The conditions are ideal for another tight finish.

Teams Unlikely to Tinker With Winning Combination

After scraping through in a thriller in the second ODI, both Bangladesh and New Zealand are unlikely to tinker much with their playing eleven. Bangladesh will likely retain the winning team with Liton's opening. New Zealand may also stay unchanged, backing Conway and Nicholls upfront. The team managers will want a consistent XI to take the field for this winner-takes-all clash with no room for experimentation. Maintaining continuity and balance will be the focus.

Fans Eager for Thrilling Climax Between Two Passionate Sides

The Mirpur Stadium is expected to be packed to the rafters by passionate Bangladeshi fans, hungry for ODI series glory against formidable foes New Zealand. The venue promises to buzz with electrifying support and noise to back the Asian side. With the series on the line, both sides will be eager to put on a performance befitting the decisive nature of this game. Hopefully, the passion on the field matches the energy in the stands at Mirpur.

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