Bangladesh are ahead of New Zealand in points table    Getty Images
Bangladesh are ahead of New Zealand in points table Getty Images

Bangladesh will lock horns with New Zealand in the ninth One-Day International (ODI) match of the ongoing Champions Trophy 2017 on Friday. The match is scheduled to be played at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. The live cricket streaming of this match will be available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, along with Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD and Tamil commentary on Star Sports 1 Tamil. This is a do-or-die match for both the teams as none of them have yet won a single match in the tournament and will need the crucial points from this match. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 9 at Cardiff

Bangladesh have faced New Zealand in five ODIs since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand have the advantage between the two teams, winning six out of seven ODIs between them played at neutral venues. In England, Bangladesh have defeated New Zealand only once and the victory came during the 1999 World Cup. All in all, be it team combination or past records, New Zealand enter the contest as the favourites. However, Bangladesh are ahead of New Zealand in the Group A points table, with a better net runrate while New Zealand reside at the bottom.

Another positive for Bangladesh is that they have recently defeated New Zealand in an ODI, during the Ireland Tri-Nation Series. Both Bangladesh and New Zealand will have to wait for the Australia vs England match for qualification if they win this one.