The New Zealand tour of Bangladesh will start from Wednesday, August 1 as both the teams are ready to face each other in the first T20I of the 5-Match series. The match between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
This series will be a perfect opportunity for both teams to prepare for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE in October and November.
Bangladesh will be high on confidence after beating Australia 4-1 in a five-match series back in August. New Zealand, on the other hand, last played their T20I series in March- April against Bangladesh and thrashed the visitors 3-0 in the T20I series.
Both the teams will look to pull out the game in their favour to start their series on a winning note. It will be interesting to see how this upcoming match pans out.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for 1st T20 of Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I, 2021.
- Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20
- Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST) / 3:00 PM (Local)
- Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
- Live Streaming: Fancode
The pitch in Dhaka has helped the spinners over the years and pacers may not have a lot of work to do. The batters have had to work out of their skins to even rotate the strike, leave along hitting boundaries. Chasing should be the go to-go option for the toss winning captain.
BAN vs NZ Probable Playing XI
Bangladesh Playing XI
Mahmudullah (C), Musfiqur Rahim (WK), Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim Sheikh/Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Shamim Hossain.
New Zealand Playing XI
Tom Latham (C & WK), Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matt Henry, Tom Blundell, Ajaz Patel, Will Young, Doug Bracewell/Hamish Bennett, Rachin Ravindra, Colin de Grandhomme.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 121 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
Bangladesh & New Zealand Last 5 Matches Stats
BAN vs NZ Top Picks
Shakib Al Hasan: The Bangladesh all-rounder was in blistering form recently. He scored 114 runs from five games at an average of 22.80 and a strike rate of 100.88. He also picked up seven wickets in the series. He will be the first choice among all-rounders in your fantasy team.
Mustafizur Rahman: The left-arm fast bowler has had an astounding series against Australia, picking up seven wickets from five games at a brilliant economy rate of 3.52.
Henry Nicholls: He is one of the best spin players in New Zealand and is expected to do well at this venue.
Scott Kuggeleijn: He has played 16 T20Is for New Zealand so far and has picked up 13 wickets with 3/27 being his best score. He can contribute with the bat too.
BAN vs NZ Dream11 Expert Picks
|Shakib Al Hasan||N/A|
BAN vs NZ Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (Carrer T20I)|
|Tom Latham||163 Runs|
|Mahmudullah||1651 Runs & 32 Wickets|
|Shakib Al Hasan||1718 Runs & 102 Wickets|
|Musfiqur Rahim||1282 Runs|
|Henry Nicholls||19 Runs|
BAN vs NZ Captaincy Picks
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Colin de Grandhomme
BAN vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Musfiqur Rahim, Tom Latham
- Batsmen: Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls
- All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Scott Kuggeleijn
- Bowlers: Matt Henry, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
- Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
- Vice-Captain: Colin de Grandhomme
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham
- Batsmen: Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme, Liton Das, Will Young
- All-Rounders: Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan
- Bowlers: Hamish Bennett, Mustafizur Rahman, Ajaz Patel, Nasum Ahmed
- Captain: Mahmudullah
- Vice-Captain: Mustafizur Rahman
Probable Winner Of The Match
New Zealand is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.