New Zealand are travelling to play a 5 match T20 series against Bangladesh on Asian soil before the upcoming T20 World Cup. The first T20 game between these two will be played on 1st September 2021 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20 2021
Team News for Bangladesh
Bangladesh will try to stick with the same team which defeated the Australian team in their previous T20 series on home soil.
Likely playing 11 of Bangladesh
Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Nurul Hasan(wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Team News for New Zealand
Tom Latham will lead the New Zealand side for this series as most of the senior and experienced players are not available for this series.
Likely playing 11 of New Zealand
Tom Latham(c/wk), Will Young, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Rachin Ravindra, Colin De Grandhomme, Ajaz Patel, Scot Kuggeleijn, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Hamish Bennett
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy. There are 30-40% chances of rain on match day. The pitch has been offering an advantage to bowlers in the last few matches, and there are high chances that the pitch will act the same in this series as well.
Betting Predictions for Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20 2021
Match Result Prediction
After winning their previous home series against Australia, Bangladesh are the favourites to defeat this inexperienced New Zealand side before the T20 World Cup.
Winner: Bangladesh (1.72)
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Top Batsman for New Zealand
Experienced Tom Latham, who will lead his team in this series after the unavailability of many senior players, should be the top batsman for New Zealand. He has scored 163 runs in 10 innings in T20 internationals.
Top Batsman for New Zealand: Tom Latham (4.00)
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Highest Opening Partnership
Mahedi Hasan and Mohammad Naim are looking in good touch, and they are in a top position to register the highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in this match.
Highest Opening Partnership: Bangladesh (1.80)
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Player scoring 50 or more runs
There are a few players on both sides who can score a 50 in this game. Tom Latham is one such experienced player from the New Zealand side, and there are a few other very good batters involved as well. So we can expect 50 or more runs from one of these payers in this first T20 match of the series.
Player scoring 50 or more: Yes (5.00)
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Top Bowler for Bangladesh
Mustafizur Rahman was the key bowler for Bangladesh in their previous series against Australia. He took 7 wickets in that 5 match series and delivered economical spells to defend the low totals. He should be the top bowler for Bangladesh in this match.
Top Bowler for Bangladesh: Mustafizur Rahman (3.00)
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