Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur suffered a hamstring injury in the first ODI Reuters

Match: New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI [Click here for live scores of the match]

Date: 29 December, Thursday

Time: 6am SGT/3:30am IST/10pm GMT (Wednesday)

Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson

TV Channel: In Singapore, there is no live TV coverage of the match.

Live streaming: Sky Go

Overview

Staging a comeback after being 1-0 down in a three-match series is a difficult ask but Bangladesh have been in this situation before. Last year, in July, the Tigers lost the first of their three-match home series against South Africa by eight wickets but managed to beat them in the next two matches to clinch a historic win.

However, away from home for the first time in more than a year, Bangladesh came up with an ordinary performance with both bat and the ball on Boxing Day in Christchurch. Tom Latham's second ODI ton and the visitors' fielding lapses made sure New Zealand posted a mammoth 341 on the board.

In reply, Mashrafe Mortaza's men, except Shakib Al Hasan and Mosaddek Hossain - both of whom scored half-centuries, got out to ordinary shots on a good batting track and fell short of the target by 77 runs. Comeback man Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib came up with positive displays with the ball but found support in none of the other bowlers.

Bangladesh have to get back on track quickly or will see the series slipping away from them in the second ODI itself. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim remains a doubt for Thursday's clash after he suffered a hamstring injury during the run chase in Christchurch.

However, the Tigers can take confidence from how they went about chasing a 319-run target against Scotland, the last time they played in Nelson. Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Shakib played their part perfectly and that is what exactly they will need on Thursday.

On the other hand, New Zealand, who have suffered successive series defeats in India and Australia, would not want to take the series to the decider. Bangladesh need to believe themselves and punch above their weight, like they did on numerous occasion at home, to keep their hopes of staying alive in the series.

TV Schedule

Bangladesh: BTV

New Zealand: Sky Sport 1

Pakistan: PTV Sports

Middle East: OSN Sports

UK: Sky Sports 2

Sri Lanka: TNL TV

US: Willow TV

Team News

New Zealand

Possible XI: Williamson (c), Guptill, Latham, Broom, Neesham, Munro, Ronchi (wk), Santner, Southee, Ferguson, Boult

Bangladesh

Possible XI: Mashrafe (c), Tamim, Kayes, Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib, Mushfiqur (wk), Sabbir, Mosaddek, Mortaza, Taskin, Mustafizur