New Zealand skipper Tom Latham called correctly at the toss and chose to field first in the first ODI against Bangladesh in overcast conditions in Dunedin.
The Tigers will be looking to overcome a grim streak in the three-match ODI series and the ensuing three-match T20I series. Thus far, Bangladesh have lost all 26 previous matches across formats — nine Tests, 13 ODIs and four T20Is — in New Zealand when coming up against the hosts. The only match they have won on Kiwi soil is the 2015 World Cup tie against Scotland.
Turning the tide would be Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal’s wish on his 32nd birthday. It is also a special occasion for home skipper Latham as the first ODI is his 100th.
In the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson and premier batsman Ross Taylor, the New Zealand side features three debutants in Devon Conway, Will Young and Daryl Mitchell.
For Bangladesh, off-spin bowling all-rounder Mahedi Hasan makes his ODI debut, having played four T20Is in the red and green earlier.
BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
NEW ZEALAND: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (C & wk), Will Young, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult