Bangladesh's dependable opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out due to injury, but Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das will be available, ensuring a full-strength Bangladesh lineup for the five-match Ban vs. NZ 2021 T20I series. The T20 World Cup team of New Zealand will not compete in the series. They will send an inexperienced team to Bangladesh. Given this, Bangladesh have a strong chance to upset New Zealand, since they have yet to defeat them in a T20 encounter. How Bangladesh can clinch the T20I series against New Zealand is discussed in this article.
What Bangladesh need to do to win the Ban vs. NZ 2021 Series?
Bangladesh and New Zealand will begin their bilateral Twenty20 International series in early September. The matches will be held on September 1, 3, 5, 8, and 10. All of the matches will take place at the SBNCS in Mirpur.
Having a game strategy for each match
Having a solid game plan is important in the T20 format. It is essential to put together the ideal playing XI after analyzing the opponent's weaknesses. Bangladesh's spin attack is formidable, and the Tigers' management must develop a clear strategy to defeat the Kiwis.
Mustafizur Rahman, in particular, has been in superb form, and they now have a variety of fast bowling options. It is possible to maintain total domination over New Zealand throughout the series if the plan is properly implemented.
Mahmudullah Riyad's inspirational leadership
Mahmudullah Riyad has shown in recent series that he is the ideal choice to captain Bangladesh's T20I team. He needs more time to achieve consistent success in this format. Mahmudullah's ability as captain will unveil on a true sporting pitch.
Mahmudullah should not be scared to make difficult decisions when required. He has to motivate the bowlers and make better decisions, especially when fielding. The captain's personality might affect the team's performance. So, the focus should be on his efforts to inspire the team to succeed.
Partnerships are important to build a challenging total
We may witness slow surfaces in the BAN vs. NZ 2021 Twenty20 series. The batters in this series will have a tough time forming big partnerships. Batsmen will have a difficult time in the middle when faced with slower bowlers. Bangladesh batters, on the other hand, are well-versed with the conditions of the Mirpur surface.
They know how to score runs on this ground. Batters should be mindful of the pitch's potential dangers and modify their batting technique accordingly. Bangladesh's main goal should be to form at least two fifty-plus partnerships for a challenging total.
Concentrate on obtaining all of the opponent's wickets
New Zealand have a number of recognized power hitters who can destroy an opponent's bowling attack. So, picking up wickets at regular intervals will be the best way for Bangladesh to keep pressure on the Kiwi batting order.
Thankfully, Bangladesh have several potent spinners who can unsettle New Zealand's top and middle order. Nasum, Shakib, and Mahadi showcased their skills during the Australia series. The Australian batsmen had no idea how to deal with Bangladesh's powerful spin attack.
New Zealand batsmen are likely to struggle on a subcontinent pitch. They may find it difficult to cope with Bangladesh's spin bowling. Bangladesh will be able to put pressure on New Zealand if they continue to take wickets.
Bangladesh have won five consecutive bilateral series, including series against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Australia. Bangladesh's campaign has gained a lot of confidence after winning the T20I series against powerful Australia at home earlier this month.
BCB will likely build favorable pitches for Bangladesh in order to win a Twenty20 series against New Zealand for the first time.BCB's decision to use more spin-friendly pitches against Australia has been criticized.
According to some experts, these kinds of pitches would not help Bangladesh prepare properly for the T20 World Cup. However, BCB may again use slow tracks in order to win the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series.