New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Match in Champions Trophy 2017
Question in detail
New Zealand Vs Bangladesh, 9th Match, Group A: Going into the final round of Group 'A' fixtures, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will exhibit some nip and tuck cricketing affairs. Up against Black Caps in the key battle, Bangladesh is keen to feed off the familiarity at Sophia Gardens. Both the teams stand a chance for the semifinal qualifications. But, it, by all odds, associates with Australia's defeat against England on coming Saturday. They can dream of a spot in the semis only if Australia loses their last game against England.
Bangladesh would be hoping their opener Tamim Iqbal to once again provide early propulsion to the side. And if he repeats his proficiency, Bangladesh can accumulate a good total on the board. Easy or challenging? Their bowlers will define it when they come out to bowl. Bangladesh would also need their middle-order batsmen to back the start they get and the bowlers to come promising.
A timely weather intervention against Australia kept Bangladesh's qualification prospects alive. They were four overs away from the elimination, but thanks to the rain that ended the match in a draw thereby giving Bangladesh 1 point. At present, they sit in a pretty good chance to qualify for the semifinal. If they win New Zealand Vs Bangladesh match in Cardiff, they will hope England to beat Australia. In case of a washout, Bangladesh can qualify only if England beats Australia by a big margin.
Black Caps will use all their trumps to turn the result of NZ Vs Ban match in Cardiff to their favor. And, this doesn't sound to be big deal for New Zealand. And if they do it, New Zealand's progress to the semifinal will heavily rely on the result of England Vs Australia match on Saturday. There is no other way left for NZ to qualify for the Champions Trophy semifinal 2017.
Will Bangladesh feed off familiarity against New Zealand in the key battle at Sophia Gardens?