New Zealand is touring Bangladesh for 5 T20i’s for the Preparation of T20 WORLD CUP in October-November taking at UAE and Oman. Here is the preview of the series starting from September 1, 2021.
Team’s Performances recently in T20i’s :
Bangladesh : The hosts have beaten Australia for the first time in a series in any format of the game. They are on a pretty good run as they won the Australia series 4-1. The stars from the Bangladesh side were World’s No.1 allrounder Shakib Al Hasan and Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed.
New Zealand : Kiwis played their last T20i series against Bangladesh only earlier this year. The tourists won the series against Australia 4-1 in February 2021. They have announced their squad with some new talents being spotted and can get a chance to play.
PITCH REPORT : Spin-friendly track, with the conditions offering grip for the slow bowlers. In the last series Bangladesh team took advantage of the pitches very well. A low scoring game is expected with a score around 130-140 runs.
WEATHER REPORT : The temperature is expected to hover around 33°C on the matchday with 60 % humidity and 10 km/hr wind speed. There are 24 % chances of precipitation during the game.
|01 SEP 2021||1ST T20i|
|03 SEP 2021||2ND T20i|
|05 SEP 2021||3RD T20i|
|08 SEP 2021||4TH T20i|
|10 SEP 2021||5TH T20i|
Bangladesh Squad: 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
New Zealand Squad: 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
FIRST T20I PREVIEW :
When: Wednesday, September 1 at 3.30 PM local time
Where: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Probable Playing XI (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.
Liton Das can end the drought of the top-order not contributing. He and Naim will look to play attacking game and use the conditions which are familiar to them. Shakib will look to reflect his good form from the previous series and with his experience, the middle-order looks secure. Mushfiqur and the captain will look to help Shakib solidify the middle-order. The bowlers will look to use the pitch as the pitch is very spinner friendly.
Probable Playing XI (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.
As Finn Allen is recovering from COVID-19, he is set to miss the initial games of the tour. Whereas Rachin Ravindra can make his International debut with Cole McConchie. Latham and Blundell will look to take care of the opening pair. Ajaz Patel will look to take care of the spin department.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORDS :
MOST RUNS IN T20i’s BETWEEN BOTH THE SIDES :
|C Munro (NZ)||2013-2017||5||5||1||209||101||52.25||131||159.54||1||1||2||11||14|
|KS Williamson (NZ)||2012-2017||5||4||1||187||73*||62.33||157||119.10||0||2||0||18||4|
|BB McCullum (NZ)||2010-2012||2||2||1||179||123||179.00||85||210.58||1||1||0||18||9|
|Soumya Sarkar (BDESH)||2016-2021||7||7||0||153||51||21.85||100||153.00||0||1||1||17||5|
|CJ Anderson (NZ)||2013-2017||5||5||1||129||94*||32.25||67||192.53||0||1||1||5||12|
|MJ Guptill (NZ)||2010-2021||5||4||0||111||44||27.75||78||142.30||0||0||0||6||9|
|DP Conway (NZ)||2021-2021||3||2||1||107||92*||107.00||61||175.40||0||1||0||13||3|
|GD Phillips (NZ)||2021-2021||3||3||2||96||58*||96.00||47||204.25||0||1||0||8||5|
|Sabbir Rahman (BDESH)||2016-2017||4||4||0||94||48||23.50||81||116.04||0||0||0||7||4|
MOST WICKETS IN T20i’s BETWEEN BOTH THE SIDES :
|TG Southee (NZ)||2010-2021||6||6||20.0||1||139||12||3/15||11.58||6.95||10.0||0||0|
|IS Sodhi (NZ)||2016-2021||5||5||18.4||0||141||12||4/28||11.75||7.55||9.3||1||0|
|Rubel Hossain (BDESH)||2017-2021||4||4||14.0||0||144||7||3/31||20.57||10.28||12.0||0||0|
|LH Ferguson (NZ)||2017-2021||3||3||10.0||0||70||6||3/32||11.66||7.00||10.0||0||0|
|Mustafizur Rahman (BDESH)||2016-2021||4||4||16.0||0||121||6||5/22||20.16||7.56||16.0||0||1|
|NL McCullum (NZ)||2010-2016||4||4||12.0||0||54||5||2/15||10.80||4.50||14.4||0||0|
FANSTASY XI : Liton Das, Tom Latham, Will Young, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme, McConchie, Mahedi Hasan,Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Mustafizur Rahman.