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With Shakib Al Hasan out due to injury, Bangladesh will face New Zealand in the first ODI at the McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday, February 12, 2019. The match will start at 2:00 PM NZDT, 7:00 AM BST.

The match will mark the beginning of the tour which consists of three ODIs and three Tests. New Zealand is coming into this series after suffering a 4-1 loss to India at home while Bangladesh's last ODI series was against West Indies a couple of months back which they had won 2-1.

NZ v BANG 1st ODI broadcast

Sky Sports NZ will telecast NZ v BANG 1st ODI in New Zealand. Gazi TV (GTV) will broadcast Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand 2019 in Bangladesh. Rabbithole.com will provide the live stream for viewers in Bangladesh. Hotstar will live stream the matches of this tour in the Indian subcontinent.

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Read: New Zealand vs India 3rd T20 live stream online on Sky Sports NZ at 8 PM NZDT

Martin Guptill back, Munro dropped

New Zealand has left out Colin Munro for the first two ODIs and the left-handed batsmen will only join the squad for the third game. Martin Guptill returns to the squad after an injury lay-off which had him miss the fifth ODI and the T20Is against India.

Ish Sodhi has been left out as well, and Todd Astle will be the only leg-spinner in the team. Rest of the side will be same as the one which played the fifth ODI against India in Wellington earlier this month.

Sabbir Rahman set to make an international comeback

Prior to the series, Bangladesh faced a big blow as Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the series due to an injury which he suffered during the Bangladesh Premier League final.

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Soumya Sarkar should retain his place in the side as the No. 3 batsmen while Imrul Kayes is likely to sit out. Sabbir Rahman will return to international Cricket after his ban as Mashrafe Mortaza led side looks for a replacement for Shakib.

The weather should be really pleasant in Napier on Wednesday, but that's not something which the hosts will be concerned about. India bowled them out cheaply in the previous ODI here and they would know that the pitch was slower than expected. With short square boundaries, runs could still come heavily as it has been the case at the McLean Park this summer.

The 2nd ODI will be played after two days.

Also read: Sky Sports live streaming England vs West Indies 3rd Test at 14 GMT