2019 Cricket World Cup tracker: New Zealand end ODI season
New Zealand celebrate their 3-0 win over Bangladesh. © AFP

New Zealand have won their final ODI before the start of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, beating Bangladesh by 88 runs in Dunedin to sweep the series 3-0.

Minus their regular captain Kane Williamson, who was rested for the final ODI, the Black Caps posted 330/6 and kept Bangladesh winless on tour and still searching for their first ODI victory over them in New Zealand after 13 games. (READ: Ross Taylor becomes New Zealand s leading run-getter in ODIs)

This ended New Zealand’s 2018-19 ODI season with a 14-8-5-1 record.

New Zealand, runners-up at the 2015 World Cup, open their campaign in England on June 1 versus Sri Lanka in Cardiff. Bangladesh meet South Africa the next day at The Oval. (READ: 2019 Cricket World Cup watch: Players under injury cloud)

While all other teams have ODI series remaining before the World Cup, New Zealand play only play Tests. The two-match series with Bangladesh begins February 28.


Top-ranked England play West Indies for five ODIs – the series starts today – and then one with Ireland and five with Pakistan before the World Cup starts. Defending champions Australia have ten ODIs lined up before their first World Cup game on June 1, five each versus India and Pakistan.

India, No 2 in ODIs, will not play ODIs after the series with Australia until their World Cup campaign starts.

South Africa and Sri Lanka play five ODIs next month, and Sri Lanka have two additional ODIs against Scotland in May. Pakistan host Australia for five ODIs in the UAE next month and then play England in three games just before the World Cup starts. West Indies end their ODI season after the current England series.

Bangladesh have a tri-series in Ireland featuring West Indies in May.

Afghanistan and Ireland engage in a series in India this month. Ireland host England for an ODI in May and Scotland host Afghanistan for two in the same month.