Bangladesh Women Tour of New Zealand 2022: New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women – 1st T20I Preview and Updates

The first T20 of the three-match series would be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch between New Zealand Women and Bangladesh Women. The Kiwis will be confident after winning the series against the West Indies Women. During the Asia Cup, Bangladesh Women did not perform well and played poorly.

In this part of the world, Bangladesh Women have yet to win a game. The majority of their batters have struggled in these conditions, unable to deal with the bounce and pace. The Kiwis would be looking to capitalise on this record. They have a strong group of players who are eager to perform well at home.

The 1st T20I between New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women will take place on December 2nd, 2022 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Match Details to Note

Match: New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women, 1st T20I, Bangladesh Women Tour of New Zealand 2022

Date: December 02, 2022 (Friday)                                              

Time: 11:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women

New Zealand Women (Match Odds – 1.06):


The Kiwis are experimenting with their squad in preparation for the future. Sophie Devine would captain the team, which includes several new faces looking to establish themselves for future tournaments. They are difficult to beat at home, and Devine would like to lead her team to victory here and take an early lead in the series.

Openers Rachel Priest and Jess McFadyen will look to get the side off to a good start in this game. They have experience in the middle order with Maddy Green and Suzie Bates, and they would like to add runs with Lauren Down. The side would like to see runs from Amelia Kerr and Hayley Jensen in the lower middle order.

Molly Penfold and Lea Tahuhu will look to take early wickets with the new ball, as the Bangladeshi Women will struggle to bat in these conditions. Devine has looked sharp with the ball and will look to bowl tight spells in the middle overs alongside Eden Carson, Jess Kerr, and Amelia Kerr.

Full Squad:

Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Jess McFadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Lea Tahuhu

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Possible Playing XI:

Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess McFadyen (wk), Jess Kerr, Eden Carson, Molly Penfold, Lauren Down

Bangladesh Women (Match Odds – 9.20):


Nigar Sultana is the team’s new captain, and she expects a strong start to the series from her players. She leads a group of seasoned players who have competed against the world’s best. The team has struggled in these conditions, and Sultana is hoping for a strong showing from her players.

Murshida Khatun and Dilara Akter will look to set up a strong opening wicket stand against a strong bowling attack in this game. Nigar Sultana must lead from the front and supplement her batting with Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed in the middle order. They’d also need runs down the order from Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, and Salma Khatun.

The bowling attack will face a stiff challenge in this game, and Fariha Trisna and Jahanara Alam will be looking for good spells with the new ball. Salma Khatun is the team’s most experienced bowler, and she will bear a lot of responsibility. Nahida Akter, Fahima Khatun, and Rumana Ahmed lead the charge.

Full Squad:

Nigar Sultana (capt & wk), Sharmin Akter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondol, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Akther, Fariha Islam, Marufa Akter, Rabeya Khatun, Dilara Akter and Disha Biswas

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Possible Playing XI:

Nigar Sultana (c & wk), Murshida Khatun, Dilara Akter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter, Jahanara Alam, Salma Khatun, Fariha Trisna, Ritu Moni

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women Toss Prediction

Early in the game, the wicket is known for assisting bowlers. As the game progresses, the conditions improve, allowing batters to play their strokes. The team that wins the toss will want to take advantage of the conditions by bowling first.

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women Pitch Report

Hagley Oval is a small ground in Christchurch with short square boundaries. At this venue, batters can rack up big runs. The wicket, on the other hand, provides movement for fast bowlers and has good bounce. It is a difficult venue for spinners because the shorter boundaries leave little room for error.

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The weather in Christchurch will be partly cloudy, and we expect to see some movement off the surface early in the game. Batting conditions would be favorable, as the wicket has been flat in the majority of games played here. In this high-pressure match, the team batting first would be content with 150 runs.

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women Prediction

The batters from Bangladesh would face a significant challenge in this game. Their batters must place a value on the wicket. This surface will have extra bounce, and the ball will move under the overcast skies. The conditions will be favourable to New Zealand Women, who also have a strong batting lineup. It will help them become favourites in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

New Zealand Women is the favourite to beat Bangladesh Women at the odds of 1.06.

New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Suzie Bates, the batting allrounder averaged 37.75 in the Women’s Big Bash League playing for the Heats. She scored 269 runs in 11 games. She averaged 14.33 in 2021 but improved upon her numbers this year averaging at 26.90 in 2022 so far. She has a good track record playing at home conditions where she averages at 31.67. In her last five WT20Is, she managed to post scores of 5, 54, 2, 8 and 13 runs. She is our pick as the top run scorer for New Zealand.

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