Bangladesh vs. New Zealand
BAN vs. NZ 2021: Top Performers in Bangladesh's Series-Clinching Victory Over New Zealand
Bangladesh clinched the BAN vs. NZ 2021 Twenty20 International series with one game to spare (September 8) after winning the fourth match by 6 wickets on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla cricket stadium in Mirpur. New Zealand failed to put up a defending total on the board at the crucial fourth match. Bangladesh battled a little in the middle overs but won the match in the last over. The host will try to make it 4-1 in the series with a victory on Friday (September 10). The top performers in Bangladesh's series-clinching victory over New Zealand have been highlighted in this article. BAN vs. NZ 2021: Match Report of the Fourth T20I New Zealand needed to win this match in order to stay alive in the series. But they were bowled out for only 93 runs with three balls remaining after electing to bat first on a spin-friendly surface. Will Young batted well for New Zealand, scoring 46 runs. He didn't get enough support from the other end to get the innings to a respectable total. Bangladesh's pacer Mustafizur Rahman and spinner Nasum Ahmed each took four wickets. In the chase, Bangladesh lost three wickets for 32 runs in the power play. However, a 35-run partnership between Mohammad Naim and Mahmudullah Riyad for the fourth wicket, followed by an unbroken 29*-run stand between skipper Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain in the first ball of the 20th over, aided Bangladesh to seal the victory. Read Bangladesh announces 15-member squad for T20 World Cup Mahmudullah played a captain's knock with 43* runs. On the other hand, Ajaz Patel was outstanding once again for the Blackcaps, taking two wickets for only 9 runs in four overs. The player of the match award went to Bangladeshi spinner Nasum Ahmed. Nasum's Spin Hindered New Zealand's Progress To begin the innings, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah handed the ball to left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed, who seized the opportunity by dismissing Rachin Ravindra in the fifth ball of the first over. Nasum's superb spinning deliveries had posed a challenge for New Zealand in the middle. They sought to be aggressive against him in an attempt to disrupt his rhythm, but they ended up handing him their wickets. Nasum struck again in the third over of the innings, sending Finn Allen back to the pavilion. New Zealand were under pressure in the middle after losing two wickets in three overs. However, a 35-run partnership between skipper Tom Latham (21) and Will Young gave New Zealand some hope of putting up a total of around 150. Read Tigers record maiden T20I series win vs New Zealand When Mahadi Hasan broke the partnership in the 11th over, Mahmudullah recalled Nasum to put pressure on the New Zealand middle order. Nasum struck twice in the 12th over, bringing New Zealand to 52/5. After doing his part with the ball, Nasum Ahmed ended his spell with 4-0-10-4, his best ever T20I spell. Mustafiz's Cutter Magic in the Death Overs Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has developed into a death-over specialist over the years. The batters find it difficult to negotiate with his lethal slower and cutter deliveries. Read Nasum, Mustafiz take four each as NZ tumble for 93 Mustafizur Rahman got fired up again in the fourth match, taking four important wickets for Bangladesh. Mustafizur Rahman rocked New Zealand's lower order with his off-cutter deliveries, picking up four wickets. Mustafizur took the last two New Zealand wickets in back-to-back deliveries. So, he will complete his hat-trick if he picks up a wicket in the first delivery of the fifth match. Mustafizur finished his spell with 3.3-0-12-4. Opener Mohammad Naim's Patient Batting Since Tamim Iqbal will not be playing in the ICC T20 World Cup, someone else will have to step in to fill his shoes. Thankfully, opener Mohammad Naim has been consistent for Bangladesh in recent T20 matches. If he continues to improve as an opener, he has the potential to be a long-term member of the Bangladesh national team. Read ESPNcricinfo’s Mohamad Isam to conduct online sports journalism course Mohammad Naim was instrumental in clinching the series in the fourth match when the team was pursuing a low total. He batted till the 15th over and had some solid partnerships with Shakib Al Hasan and Captain Mahmudullah Riyad. His 35-run partnership with Riyad, in particular, helped Bangladesh to easily chase down the target. Naim scored 29 runs in 35 balls before being run out in the 15th over. In the context of the game, that was a pretty significant knock. Captain Mahmudullah's Match-Winning Innings Mahmudullah Riyad did a good job as captain, bowling New Zealand out for under 100 runs. However, when chasing this low total, he needed to play a decisive knock with the bat. Mahmudullah stepped out to bat in the seventh over and guided Bangladesh to victory in the final over of the match. Riyad formed two strong partnerships with Naim and Afif, ensuring that Bangladesh remained steadfast in their chase. The game-winning strike came from Mahmudullah's bat. He slog-swept McConchie for a four at deep midwicket to secure a historic series triumph against New Zealand. Read New Zealand opt to bat first in 4th T20I vs Bangladesh Bottom Line When looking at the top performers from the fourth match of the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series, it's apparent that skipper Mahmudullah Riyad, left-arm bowler Mustafizur Rahman, spinner Nasum Ahmed, and opener Mohammad Naim all played key roles in Bangladesh's series-clinching win over New Zealand. However, there were some flaws in Bangladesh cricketers’ performances, notably in batting, that must be addressed in order to improve further. Bangladesh's players must put up solid performances in the final match on Friday (September 10) to end the series on a high note. On the other hand, the New Zealand team will be keen to end the series with a consolation win. Read To take the series, Tigers must dig deep against resurgent Kiwis
BAN vs. NZ 2021: Fourth Match Preview
Bangladesh and New Zealand will play the fourth match of the five-match Twenty20 International series on Wednesday (September 8). Bangladesh comfortably won the series-opener on a surface that favored the spinners. However, the pitches were better in the previous two matches. New Zealand performed well on those surfaces and won the third one. The curator is set to make a similar pitch for the fourth encounter. Bangladesh's players will have to give it their best performance to win this T20I series against New Zealand. The fourth match preview of the BAN vs. NZ 2021 T20I series has been discussed in this article. Read: Mushfiqur opts to quit wicket-keeping in T20Is: Domingo Bangladesh’s Team News Bangladesh openers comparatively have performed well in the series. Naim-Liton pair did manage to form a 50-plus partnership in the second match, which helped Bangladesh to put up a fighting score to defend. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad played his part in the first two matches, while Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan both flopped in the previous match. Senior players, as well as the middle order, must perform their roles properly if Bangladesh want to put pressure on New Zealand's bowling unit. Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed are having a good series. They have made excellent use of the conditions and have consistently taken wickets for Bangladesh. Read:New Zealand bounce back as Tigers suffer first defeat Shakib Al Hasan and Musafizur Rahman have contributed their part with the ball. Mustafizur Rahman has reached 200 T20 wickets, while Shakib Al Hasan is only two wickets away from being the T20I's leading wicket-taker. Middle-order batsman Afif Hossain has struggled in this series. It's possible that Mosaddek Hossain/Soumya Sarkar will take his place in the fourth match. Apart from that, no more changes to the playing XI are anticipated. Predicted XI (Bangladesh Team) Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Afif Hossain/Mosaddek Hossain/Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed New Zealand’s Team News New Zealand skipper Tom Latham has been a revelation in this series after making his T20 return. He has played a couple of praiseworthy innings in this series. Aside from him, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, and the top order all batted well in the previous encounter. They will have to do a better job in the next game. Read:Bangladesh require 129 to wrap up series vs New Zealand New Zealand spinners have outperformed Bangladesh spinners in the series. Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, and Cole McConchie have caused a lot of difficulties to Bangladesh batters. Bangladesh batsmen need to be cautious and sensible against them. New Zealand could stick with the same playing lineup as in the third game. Predicted XI (New Zealand Team) Rachin Ravindra, Finn Allen, Tom Latham (captain & wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Hamish Bennett, Matt Henry Pitch and Weather Report The surface of the fourth match of the BAN vs. NZ 2021 T20I series will benefit slower bowlers. However, batters who spend time in the middle can find a way to score. The weather in Dhaka will most likely be partly overcast in the afternoon on Wednesday (September 8), but there is no chance of rain. The New Zealand team has already acclimated to the conditions and they are poised to cause another upset against the host team. Read: New Zealand opt to bat first against Bangladesh in 3rd T20I Bottom Line New Zealand will try heart and soul to level the series after a great effort in the do-or-die third match of the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series. The Blackcaps will go all out to beat the tigers in the fourth match to stay remain in the series. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will have a great chance to win a bilateral T20I series for the first time against New Zealand. They can win the series against the Kiwis with one game in hand if the players are able to keep their composure during the contest. Overall, cricket fans anticipate an exciting encounter between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
BAN vs. NZ: Bangladesh's Three Memorable Victories Against New Zealand
Bangladesh have played New Zealand in 63 international matches, including 38 One-Day Internationals, 15 Tests, and 10 Twenty-20 Internationals. Bangladesh have won ten matches against New Zealand on the international stage. Interestingly, all of Bangladesh's victories in the BAN vs. NZ contest have come in ODI. Bangladesh have steadily improved as a cricketing nation and we have witnessed some spectacular encounters between these two countries. Bangladesh won their last five bilateral series and they have an opportunity to make it six in the New Zealand series, which begins on September 1. This article highlights Bangladesh's three most memorable victories against New Zealand. Memorable Victories of Bangladesh in BAN vs. NZ Contest There have been a number of thrilling cricket matches between Bangladesh and New Zealand, but deciding which games are the finest is always tough. We have compiled a list of Bangladesh's three most memorable triumphs over New Zealand. 3) Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 6th match (2017) Venue: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin Result: Bangladesh won by 5 wickets Prior to the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Bangladesh competed in a tri-nation series. In the series, Ireland, Bangladesh, and New Zealand competed. The pitches were fast, and the weather was ideal for Ireland and New Zealand players. Bangladesh, on the other hand, had shown true tenacity throughout the series, defeating New Zealand in the competition's sixth match. Batted first, New Zealand scored 270/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Tom Latham (84), Neil Broom (63), and Ross Taylor (60) made the biggest contributions with the bat. Bangladesh's bowlers put up a strong showing in the death overs, causing New Zealand's innings to crumble. In the chase, Tamim Iqbal (65) and Sabbir Rahman (65) had a superb second-wicket partnership that helped Bangladesh stay firm in the game. Mushfiqur Rahim (45) and Mahmudullah (46) then put up two solid innings to help the team to a 5-wicket victory with 10 balls to spare. Bangladesh had a fantastic victory that aided their performance in the Champions Trophy. Read Mahmudullah warns against overconfidence before NZ T20Is 2) Bilateral ODI Series, 1st ODI (2008) Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Result: Bangladesh won by 7 wickets It was the first match of the 3-match bilateral series against New Zealand at home. Bangladesh stunned New Zealand with a 7-wicket victory in the first match on a favorable pitch. It was also Bangladesh’s first-ever victory over New Zealand. Batted first, New Zealand batters struggled to deal with Bangladesh's spinners, losing wickets at regular intervals. As a result, they only managed to score 201/9 in the 50 overs. The leading scorer for the Kiwis was Jacob Oram (57). All of Bangladesh's spinners performed well, although Abdur Razzak took the most wickets with three. In the chase, Junaid Siddique's 85-run knock and Mohammad Ashraful's unbroken 60*-run innings helped Bangladesh win with 27 balls to spare. Bangladesh had an easy victory, but it astonished everyone. Read BAN vs. NZ 2021: Milestones Bangladesh Cricketers Can Achieve in the T20I Series 1) ICC Champions Trophy(2017) Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Result: Bangladesh won by 5 wickets Bangladesh qualified for the Champions Trophy 2017 semifinals after defeating New Zealand in their final group stage game in Cardiff. Bangladesh were carried to victory by a record-breaking stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad. New Zealand batted first and made 265 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. For Bangladesh, Mosaddek Hossain grabbed the most wickets with three. Bangladesh responded by losing four wickets for only 33 runs at the start of the innings. However, a magnificent 224-run stand between Shakib and Mahmudullah in the fifth wicket repaired the innings. Shakib was dismissed for 114 runs, while Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten 102* runs to take Bangladesh home. It was one of Bangladesh's most memorable victories in cricket. Read New Zealand’s Ajaz confident of adapting to local conditions well Bottom Line The victories stated above are undoubtedly among Bangladesh's greatest in cricket history. These matches rank among the three most memorable encounters between Bangladesh and New Zealand. We can expect better performances from the players of both teams in the upcoming bilateral BAN vs. NZ T20I series. Overall, we are in for a fantastic clash between these two teams, culminating in a thrilling series.
BAN vs. NZ 2021: Milestones Bangladesh Cricketers Can Achieve in the T20I Series
The bilateral T20I series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will begin on Wednesday (September 1). This will be Bangladesh's last bilateral series before the Twenty20 World Cup. While New Zealand will play one more series in Pakistan. Bangladesh will have a genuine chance to beat New Zealand in a T20 format for the first time since the conditions are in their favor. Individually, cricketers will have the opportunity to achieve some personal milestones while playing in the series. In this article, we have listed a few anticipated milestones that Bangladesh cricketers can achieve during the BAN vs. NZ 2021 T20I series. Read:New Zealand’s Ajaz confident of adapting to local conditions well Milestones that Can be Achieved in the BAN vs. NZ 2021 Series 1000 International Runs All-rounder Mosaddek Hossain needs only 16 runs to get 1,000 international runs. Mossadek has 984 runs in 59 international matches. 600 International Wickets Bangladesh's best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan needs only 6 wickets to get 600 international wickets. Shakib has collected 594 wickets in 357 appearances for Bangladesh. 200 International Wickets Experienced bowler Rubel Hossain only needs 7 wickets to get 200 international wickets for Bangladesh. Rubel has 193 wickets in 159 appearances for Bangladesh. 150 International Wickets Taijul Islam needs only three wickets to achieve the 150 international wickets landmark. In 44 appearances for Bangladesh, Taijul has 147 wickets. Read:ENG vs. IND 2021:England Clinch Their First Win in ICC Test championship 150 International Catches Mahmudullah Riyad needs six more catches to attain 150 international catches for Bangladesh. 100 International Catches Only two catches are required for Shakib Al Hasan to reach 100 international catches for Bangladesh. 50 International Catches Liton Das just needs three more catches to achieve 50 international catches for Bangladesh. 350 International Appearances Mahmudullah Riyad has to play three more matches to reach 350 international appearances for Bangladesh. Read:BAN vs. NZ Series 2021: Who Would Make Bangladesh-New Zealand Combined T20I XI? 2,000 T20I Runs for Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan has 1,718 runs for Bangladesh in 84 Twenty20 International matches. He only needs 282 runs to achieve the 2,000-run milestone in the T20 format. 100 T20I International Appearances Mahmudullah Riyad has to participate in three more games to become the first Bangladeshi player to play 100 Twenty20 International matches. 50 T20I International Appearances Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman needs two more games to earn 50 T20I appearances for Bangladesh. Read: Tigers start training ahead of NZ T20Is BAN vs. NZ 2021: Series Fixtures and Squads Bangladesh and New Zealand will play a five-match bilateral series under a strict bio-bubble setup. The matches will be held on September 1, 3, 5, 8, and 10. All matches will be held at the SBNCS in Mirpur because both cricket boards have agreed to reduce the threat of coronavirus infection. Squads Bangladesh Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, NurulHasan, MahediHasan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Aminul Islam New Zealand Tom Latham (Captain &wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, RachinRavindra, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young Read:Blackcaps arrive in Dhaka for T20 series Bottom Line All matches in the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series will be played in Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium in order to maintain the covid-19 health protocols. Therefore, players will benefit as the matches will be played on similar pitches. Bangladesh cricketers will be able to reach the above-mentioned milestones if they can maintain consistency throughout the T20I series. However, the main goal for Bangladesh campaign would be to win the series against this second-string New Zealand team.
T20 Ranking : How Bangladesh Can Become No. 5 T20I Team at the End of the New Zealand series?
The New Zealand Cricket Board has permitted its players to participate in the rest of the IPL to enhance their preparation because the T20 World Cup will also be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Therefore, the NZC will send a second-string New Zealand squad to play Bangladesh in a five-match bilateral T20I series. Bangladesh have a good chance of winning the series if they play smart cricket. Bangladesh have also a chance to become the No. 5 T20I team after the end of the New Zealand series. Let's look at how Bangladesh can improve its ICC T20 ranking. Ranking Scenarios at the end of BAN vs. NZ T20I Series 2021 Bangladesh climbed to No. 10 after a 4-1 victory against Australia in the T20I series. They have closed the gap with Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and Afghanistan in terms of rating points. If Bangladesh repeat their performance in the next bilateral home series as they did in the Australia series, they may considerably improve their position in the ICC team rankings. Read 100-Ball Cricket Match: Southern Brave Win Inaugural Tournament If Bangladesh win the series, it will be bad news for New Zealand in terms of post-series rankings. New Zealand are ranked third in the ICC's T20 ranking for teams. However, if they lose all of their remaining matches, they will drop to fourth place. The following is the ranking scenario for the BAN vs. NZ series in 2021. Bangladesh win (5-0) Bangladesh would move up to fifth place in the ICC T20I team rankings with 248 rating points if they beat New Zealand 5-0. While New Zealand will drop to fourth place with 250 points. Bangladesh win (4-1) Bangladesh would move up to sixth place with 245 points if they defeat New Zealand 4-1. New Zealand will likewise drop a spot from their current ranking, with a rating point total of 253. Read BAN vs. NZ 2021: How Bangladesh Can Clinch the T20I Series Against New Zealand Bangladesh win (3-2) Bangladesh would climb up to the sixth position with 241 points if they win the bilateral T20I series against New Zealand 3-2. New Zealand, on the other hand, will drop to fourth place with 256 points. New Zealand win (3-2) Even if Bangladesh lose the series 3-2 to New Zealand, their T20I team rankings will rise. With 238 rating points, Bangladesh will move up to seventh place. New Zealand will drop to fourth place with 259 rating points Due to two losses. New Zealand win (4-1) If New Zealand win the series 4-1 against Bangladesh, they will be able to maintain their current ICC T20I team rankings. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will maintain its present position in the rankings. Read BAN vs. NZ T20I Series 2021: Bangladesh Squad Analysis New Zealand win (5-0) A clean sweep of Bangladesh by New Zealand would boost the Kiwis' rating points, but it wouldn't affect their standing at all. Despite the fact that Bangladesh will remain in the No.10 spot, they will lose some rating points in the process. Verdict The upcoming series will be New Zealand's second bilateral Twenty20I series in Bangladesh. Bangladesh's first target would be to win a T20I against New Zealand, something they had failed to achieve in the previous 10 meetings. Bangladesh will thereafter be aiming for a series victory. If Bangladesh win the series against New Zealand, they will be able to improve their current T20 ranking. The number of games won by Bangladesh in the series will determine how far they may climb the rankings. Bangladesh will be the fifth-ranked T20I team in the ICC rankings if they whitewash New Zealand, which would be a historic feat. Read ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Dubai to Host Epic India-Pakistan Group Stage Match
BAN vs. NZ 2021: How Bangladesh Can Clinch the T20I Series Against New Zealand
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. Read BAN vs. NZ T20I Series 2021: Bangladesh Squad Analysis 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. Read ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Dubai to Host Epic India-Pakistan Group Stage Match 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. Read Mushfiqur, Liton return as Bangladesh announce squad for NZ T20Is 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. Read ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: Who Are Favourites? Verdict 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. Read BAN vs. NZ 2021: Notable T20I Records Between Bangladesh and New Zealand
BAN vs. NZ 2021: New Zealand Announce Squad For the T20 Series against Bangladesh
The New Zealand T20 team will play a five-match series against Bangladesh starting in September 2021. New Zealand last played a Test, ODI, and T20I series in Bangladesh in 2013. The New Zealand Cricket Board has already named a 15-man team for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh and Pakistan. Surprisingly, no players who will attain in the T20 World Cup or the India series have been included in the tours. Though, the declared team is more than able to put Bangladeshi players under a lot of pressure. Let's take a look at New Zealand's squad for the BAN vs. NZ 2021 T20I series. New Zealand’s Squad for the BAN vs. NZ 2021 T20I Series New Zealand Cricket announced their T20I and One-Day International teams for the upcoming series against Bangladesh and Pakistan on Monday (August 9). New Zealand will play Bangladesh in five T20 matches, followed by five T20s and three ODIs in September. The selectors included a number of young players in the team for their white-ball tours in Bangladesh and Pakistan, New Zealand. New Zealand Cricket has opted to rest several experienced players in light of the IPL and T20 World Cup. As a result, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and other senior members will be unable to participate in the tour. Read Shakib Al Hasan Favourite to Win ICC’s Player of the Month for July Tom Latham will lead the New Zealand team. Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, and Ajaz Patel will have to carry most of the responsibility during the contest. This team has several talented bowlers who may be tricky on a slow pitch. Bangladesh have had a lot of success against New Zealand in the ODI format. However, they have never beaten New Zealand in T20 or Test cricket. Bangladesh have played 10 T20 matches against New Zealand so far and lost all of them. Bangladesh have a great chance to win a series against a second-tier New Zealand team at home especially after winning a T20I series against Australia. Meanwhile, the official schedule of the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series has been finalized. The New Zealand squad will follow a strict covid-19 health protocol during their tour in Bangladesh. Read Bangladesh beat Australia in final T20, take the series 4-1 New Zealand T20I Squad: Tom Latham (Captain &wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young Series fixture The New Zealand Cricket Board wants to play five T20 matches at the same ground due to the coronavirus pandemic. That's why the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur will host all of Bangladesh's matches against New Zealand in September and the matches will start at 6 PM (BST). M: 1st T20I | Date: September 1, M: 2nd T20I | Date: September 3, M: 3rd T20I | Date: September 5, M: 4th T20I | Date: September 8, M: 5th T20I | Date: September 10 Verdict We should expect spin-friendly pitches for the BAN vs. NZ 2021 series as Bangladesh aim to dominate the contest. In such a scenario, this Kiwi side would have to put in a lot of effort to beat Bangladesh's T20I team. In addition, Bangladesh team management can test their squad strength during the series. On the other hand, this New Zealand team will be aiming to gain valuable experience, as this sort of slow pitch is hardly seen anywhere else in the world. Read England’s Bangladesh tour in jeopardy