New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh in the World Cup clash, claiming that Kennington Oval offers a fresh wicket and might just assist the seam bowlers. New Zealand and Bangladesh are both playing the XIs from their previous wins against Sri Lanka and South Africa, respectively.
Not only was it success for Bangladesh but a bit of history in making when they pulled off an essential triumph over the more cherished and celebrated South Africa team in their first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on 2 June.
Bangladesh will now be taking on a settled Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team at the Kennington Oval on Wednesday.
There were lots of positives for Bangladesh, despite the fact that they were somewhat messy on the field, eventually helping them beat the Proteas.
On the other side, New Zealand was very clinical in their last match. They conquered Sri Lanka with the bowl and when they turned out to chase a target, the Kiwis ensured they did it without losing a wicket.
The mindset for both the teams, then, is exceptionally fascinating — Bangladesh are riding high on certainty and New Zealand are entering the match with the frame of mind of a dominant team