After registering a superb victory over New Zealand in the first T20 match of the series, Bangladesh will be looking forward to playing the second match of the series on 3rd September at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd T20 2021
Team News for Bangladesh
Bangladesh delivered a superb bowling performance to dismiss New Zealand for just 60 runs in the first game, and they will try to maintain the momentum in this second game by playing with the same team and the same combination.
Likely playing 11 of Bangladesh
Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan(wk), Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Team News for New Zealand
Finn Allen is back with the squad after recovering from Covid-19. Tom Latham will try to give some more opportunities to his teammates by continuing with the same combination. Still, he will most likely add Fin Allen to strengthen the team’s batting lineup as the batting unit delivered a terrible batting performance in the first match.
Likely playing 11 of New Zealand
Rachin Ravindra, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham(c/wk), Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Ajaz Patel, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy with some chance of rain on 3rd September. The pitch has offered an advantage to bowlers in the last few matches, and that might continue further in this series.
Betting Predictions for Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd T20 2021
Match Result Prediction
Bangladesh won the first T20 game of the series by dismantling New Zealand’s side to bowl them out for just 60 runs with superb bowling performances. They will be looking to cash in on this performance to win the 2nd game as well and will play as favourites going into this game.
Winner: Bangladesh (1.40)
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Top Batsman for New Zealand
New Zealand’s T20 specialist batsman, Finn Allen, is back in the squad for this 2nd T20 match of the series. In 3 T20Is so far, Allen has scored 88 runs with an average of close to 30.
Top Batsman for New Zealand: Finn Allen (3.172)
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Highest Opening Partnership
Although Liton das and Mohammad Naim failed to deliver a good opening stand in the low-scoring first match of the series, they are the favourites to score the highest opening partnership in the 2nd match.
Highest Opening Partnership: Bangladesh (1.85)
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Any player scoring 50 or more runs
The first T20 of the series was a low-scoring event. The batsmen, especially from New Zealand, will be keen to make amends to that performance. One of their batters would need to stick to basics and score a gritty half-century for that to happen. The hosts also have good batsmen like Shakib and Sarkar, who could score 50 plus in this match.
Any player scoring 50 or more: Yes (1.22)
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Top Bowler for Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan showcased his all-around skills in the first match of the series by scoring 25 runs with the bat and by bowling a superb economical spell. He took 2 wickets for 10 runs in his spell of 4 overs to restrict New Zealand to just 60 runs.
Top Bowler for Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (3.50)
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