Match Analysis: Probable Lineups, Predicted Outcome, Pitch Conditions, Weather Update, and Live Streaming Info

The opening game of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand and Bangladesh is set to take place on December 17 at the University Oval in Dunedin. Bangladesh started their tour on a high note by defeating New Zealand XI at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln. Rishad Hossain was a standout performer for Bangladesh, contributing 87 runs and taking three wickets. Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Litton Das, and Soumya Sarkar also made significant contributions with half-centuries. The key players for Bangladesh in the upcoming ODI series will be Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be without several key players, including Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner. This series provides an opportunity for Jacob Duffy, Josh Clarkson, and Adithya Ashok to showcase their talent. The head-to-head record between the two teams favors New Zealand, who have won 31 out of the 42 ODIs played between them. The pitch at the University Oval is usually good for batting, with an average score of 260. The team winning the toss may opt to field first, given the expected favorable conditions for bowlers. There is a chance of rain, with temperatures expected to hover around 21 degrees Celsius.
Both teams seem evenly balanced, and the conditions suggest that the side batting second may have the advantage in the first ODI. The match will not be televised, but it will be available for live streaming on Prime Video.