Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match preview:
With the T20 world cup right around the corner, it is now time for the teams to try all their ideas and get a good understanding of what their squad would be like come October.
Bangladesh and New Zealand are set to go ahead in a 5 match T20 series starting today, this is an opportunity for both teams to figure out the right permutations and combinations of the squad. Bangladesh is not a team to take lightly anymore. Under the captaincy of Mahmudullah and the returning star player Shakib-Al-Hasan, Bangladesh is coming off a high by defeating Australia 4-1 in a T20 series in August.
New Zealand is one of the best teams in world cricket in all formats. Their main advantage is they always go into international tournaments as Underdogs and they love proving the supporters wrong. New Zealand has some world-class T20 players in the likes of Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham, and Trent Boult.
With New Zealand coming into the series with important performers like Guptill and Williamson missing, Captaincy falls on the shoulders of Tom Latham and young prospect Kylie Jameson.
Bangladesh will be coming into the series with their confidence very high just recently after Australia and also toppling New Zealand in their backyard earlier this year.
Stadium: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
When: 3:30pm local time, 3:00PM IST
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Squads:
New Zealand: Tom Latham(c), Tom Blundell(w), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Hamish Bennett, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Ben Sears.
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Aminul Islam, Shamim Hossain
Probable starting lineups
New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell/Hamish Bennett, and Ajaz Patel.
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman.