With elimination from ICC Champions Trophy looming on their heads, both New Zealand and Bangladesh would like to win when they face each other in Cardiff on Friday and wait till Sunday to know their fate.
New Zealand walk into their last group match after their 87-run loss against England, with their confidence seriously dented. While they had a good confidence boosting rain-curtailed face-off with Australia, against England it became clear that this team is over dependent on Kane Williamson.
Due to the uncharacteristic nature of England pitches in this tournament, their new-ball pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee have been rendered toothless.
Bangladesh too, have performed in patches, leaving all the batting to Tamim Iqbal, and to a certain extent, Mushfiqur Rahim. On the bowling front, Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman's indifferent showing so far has shown its effect on the others.
Going into the match, New Zealand go in with the their nose ahead although Bangladesh too have the firepower to spring a surprise.
The team who wins the game will stay in contention for a semi-final spot and would progress further depending on the result of England vs Australia game.
Here's all you need to know about catching Thursday's action live:
When will the Bangladesh vs New Zealand match be played?
Bangladesh will play New Zealand at The Oval on 9 June.
How do I watch the Bangladesh vs New Zealand clash live?
The matches will be broadcast live on television by Star Sports Network.
What time will live coverage of the match start?
The live broadcast of the day match will start at 3 pm IST.
Where can you follow the matches online?
The match will be streamed online on Hotstar.
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Published Date: Jun 09, 2017 11:45 am | Updated Date: Jun 09, 2017 01:43 pm