In-form New Zealand continue to prosper under captain Brendon McCullum and will arrive in the sub-continent as one of the dark horses to lift the trophy.
Despite now playing with a swagger and plenty of self-belief, the Black Caps know they will need to improve their record in Bangladesh if they are to end their ICC trophy drought.
Bangladesh has not been a happy hunting ground for the Kiwis, who have lost seven of their last nine ODIs in the country, although they did win their most recent T20I - scoring over 200 runs in the process.
There is no better way to warm up for the tournament than with victory over the reigning world champions and that is exactly how New Zealand prepared on home soil against West Indies at the start of the year.
And if beating the reigning T20 kings wasn't enough, New Zealand then put 50-over world champions India in their place with a 4-0 thrashing.
On their day, New Zealand's batting line-up rivals any in world cricket.
Jesse Ryder has been omitted after a latest disciplinary breach, however in Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson, New Zealand have a dangerous mix of power and panache.
Promising all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has also been touted as the 'next big thing' to come out of New Zealand and gave an early glimpse of his potential with a century on Test debut earlier this year.
While the batting department looks well-stocked, it will probably need to be as New Zealand's bowling attack is devoid of the type of world class spinner who is so often the key to victory in the sub-continent.
Williamson, Nathan McCullum, Ronnie Hira and Anton Devcich provide the slow bowling options, complemented by the swing and seam of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan and Kyle Mills.
Squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munroe, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson.
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