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Bangladesh vs New Zealand, BAN vs NZ, Today Match Prediction

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first

Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

New Zealand aim to continue their dominance over Bangladesh in the T20I series

  • Finn Allen and Colin de Grandhomme have shown excellent form in the T20 Blast competition played in England.
  • New Zealand have managed to ten T20I matches on the bounce against Bangladesh.
  • Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Mahmudullah have been consistent performers for Bangladesh in the T20 format.

Expect Bangladesh to beat New Zealand by a narrow margin

Tournament: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Toss: To Bat

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Host Bangladesh and New Zealand will lock horns in the opening game of the T20I series at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.

For Bangladesh, the team management will be relieved after wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Liton Das have been named in the T20I squad for the five-match series. Bangladesh Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum against Kiwis.

On the other hand, New Zealand have included new players like Ben Sears and Cole McConchie for the Bangladesh tour. Tom Latham will lead the side as Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner have been rested as they will participate in coming Indian Premier League season.

Bangladesh Preview

After completing a comfortable series over Australia, the home side will be hoping to deliver clinical performance in this T20I series opener.

The likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim will have to deliver notable scores for the side in this contest.

Besides the experienced batting trio, the likes of Liton Das, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Naim will need to crucial runs for the side in this opening encounter.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan to make early inroads with the ball.

The pace duo of Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam did a splendid job for Bangladesh in the series against Australia. The team management will be hoping that they can continue their excellent form in this series.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mahmdullah Riyad (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Naim.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Afif Hossain

New Zealand Preview

After completing a clean sweep over Bangladesh in the T20I series played earlier this year, New Zealand will be looking to maintain their winning streak in this five-match series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Finn Allen and Colin de Grandhomme to do the bulk of the scoring.

Left-hander Henry Nicholls will bring stability to the middle-order for New Zealand for this T20I series.

In the bowling department, the likes of Matt Henry, Jacob Duffy and Scott Kuggeleijn will have to make crucial breakthroughs in the Powerplay overs.

Ajaz Patel is lone spin option for New Zealand for this five-match T20I series.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Latham (captain), Tom Blundell (wk), Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Cole McConchie, Jacob Duffy, Ajaz Patel, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Tom Latham, Rachin Ravindra, Jacob Duffy, Ajaz Patel, Doug Bracewell, Cole McConchie, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Blair Tickner, Will Young, Tom Blundell

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
28
1.49 mm.
1.91 k/h
From: SW
75%
03h
29
0.91 mm.
1.8 k/h
From: SW
83%
06h
31
2.33 mm.
2.56 k/h
From: SSW
86%
09h
33
3.30 mm.
2.3 k/h
From: WSW
100%
12h
31
0.27 mm.
2.3 k/h
From: WSW
98%
15h
30
0.13 mm.
1.03 k/h
From: SW
100%
18h
28
1.29 mm.
2.32 k/h
From: SSW
100%
21h
27
2.15 mm.
2.87 k/h
From: SW
100%

Weather Conditions

With clear skies expected for Wednesday’s game, the wicket might have something in it for slow bowlers. The batsmen will need to stay at the crease to get runs on this pitch.

Venue Details

Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka is going to host the opening game between New Zealand and Bangladesh.

New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they have yet to lose a T20I game against Bangladesh.

Toss: To Bat

With the perfect weather expected, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a competitive total on the board in their allotted 20 overs.

Based on current form, Bangladesh will be favorites to win the opening game of the series because they are playing in their backyard

With likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Shoriful Islam showing excellent form this season, the home side will be looking to put in a pitch-perfect performance in this opening contest.

 

Expect Bangladesh to beat New Zealand by a narrow margin

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