New Zealand vs Bangladesh: After winning the one-day series, New Zealand will aim to maintain their dominance in the white ball series. NZ will also want to get off to a strong start in the Twenty20 series and take full advantage of their home ground and form.
After losing the ODI series, Bangladesh needs to change the course of the series. They’ll want to start the upcoming format strong. Bangladesh intends to move past the ODI series and approach things with a new perspective.
The 1st T20 match between New Zealand vs Bangladesh will take place on December 27th, 2023, at Mclean Park, Napier, New Zealand.
Match Details to Note:
Match: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st T20 match
Date: December 27th, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:40 AM IST
Venue: Mclean Park, Napier, New Zealand.
The previous T20 game against England was won by New Zealand by six wickets. During the game, the Kiwis bowled first and held the opposition to a total of 175 runs. With three wickets during the innings, Mitchell Santner was the most effective bowler. When it came to facing the English attack in the middle overs, he was outstanding.
The Kiwi batters put on a fantastic chase. Tim Seifert led the team in scoring with a knock of 48 runs. Glenn Phillips, who also scored a solid 45 runs in an inning, was his mate. In the end, the chase was simple for the batters from New Zealand.
Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Jacob Duffy, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Players to watch out for in:
Tim Seifert led the team in a fantastic chase against England by scoring with a knock of 48 runs.
With three wickets during the innings, Mitchell Santner was the most effective bowler in the team’s last T20 match.
Possible Playing XI:
Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi
Last time out, Bangladesh prevailed by six wickets. This Asian Games match was impacted by rain and was played without their regular players. Bangladesh was able to limit the opposition batsmen to 48 runs in 5 overs while bowling first.
For Bangladesh, it was one of the easiest chases in the T20 format. Yasir Ali won it for the team with 34 runs in 16 balls. Bangladesh won the match despite only losing 4 wickets during the innings. But in the next series against New Zealand, they will field a full-strength squad.
Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (vc), Liton Das (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Afif Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Shoriful Islam, Tanvir Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Rony Talukdar
Players to watch out for:
Soumya Sarkar topped the charts as the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh with 173 runs. He will be the player to watch out for.
Najmul Hossain Shanto
Najmul Hossain Shanto will captain the T20I squad and he will be one of the key players in the match.
Possible Playing XI:
Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Head-to-Head:
New Zealand has won 14 of the 17 Twenty20 International matches between Bangladesh and New Zealand, while Bangladesh has only won three of them. Their most recent meeting took place in October 2022 as part of the New Zealand T20I Tri-Series, with the Blackcaps winning both games.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction:
Similar to the Bay Oval, McLean Park’s surface is favorable for batting, with an average first-inning total of 171 runs. Here, it is best to bowl first, evaluate the wicket, and try to chase down totals.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Pitch Report:
The pitch at McLean Park is renowned for being a batter’s paradise. The cloudy conditions predicted for the entire game should also help the bowlers.
Throughout the game, there will be cloud cover and a temperature of about 21 degrees Celsius. With a 47% chance of rain, let’s hope for a complete cricket match.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Match Report:
These are formidable teams, so depending on the conditions, anyone could win. Since they will be playing at home and are already acclimated to the conditions, New Zealand will have the advantage. For this reason, we believe that in this encounter, New Zealand will triumph over Bangladesh.
New Zealand is the clear favorite at the odds of 1.28.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Most Recommended Player for Bet:
With three wickets during the innings, Mitchell Santner was the most effective bowler in the team’s last T20 match. He will be the most recommended player in the match to bet for.