A win in the first T20 fixtures has given the required confidence to Bangladesh for the rest of the series against New Zealand. The 2nd t20 between the two teams is scheduled to take place on Friday at the Bay Oval.
New Zealand will be disappointed with an unexpected start to the T20 series. The batters need to gear up for the 2nd T20 and the rest of the series. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds for this match.
Bangladesh stunned everyone with their performance and control over the game in the 2nd T20. They will be eyeing to continue the momentum and clinch the series on Friday.
New Zealand have some of the best batters in the lineup who are known to score boundaries and score quick runs.
The betting tip is...
New Zealand will hit most fours in the 2nd T20I
The opportunity to bat first was not used by the hosts at its best. A poor start from the top order became the primary reason for the failure of the whole team.
Kiwis’s top order was decimated for just a single run and their first 5 wickets fell for a score of 50. It was James Neesham who provided a push to the score and scored 48 off 29 at a strike rate of 165.52. Skipper Mitchell Santner also contributed with 23 off 22 balls.
On the bowling front, the bowlers were unable to scalp wickets timely and control the run rate of the opposition. Adam Milne picked up a single wicket and displayed an economy of 10.64. He will have to be more disciplined for the 2nd fixture. Ish Sodhi was a complete failure as he was unable to pick any wicket and was costly to the team.
The Kiwis need to have a strong bowling attack for the 2nd T20 to level the series.
Predicted Lineup: Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Adam Milne, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
Bangladesh's decision to bowl first worked in favour of the team and the bowlers were in complete control. Shoriful Islam picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 6.50. Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman picked up 2 wickets each while displaying an economy of 3.50 and 3.75 respectively.
On the batting front, Litton Das provided momentum to the team as he scored 42 off 36 at a strike rate of 116.67. Skipper Najmul Hasan Shanto (19 off 14), Soumya Sarkar (22 off 15), and Towid Hridoy (19 off 18) continued the momentum and took the team closer to the winning run.
The only problem with the visitors is that their top order started at a slow pace. For the 2nd T20, the batters need to be at the top of their game as well.
The team management won’t be making any changes to the winning combination of the team.
Predicted Lineup: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Soumya Sarkar, Rony Talukdar, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Litton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mohammad Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
The visitors started with a win and it was memorable for them. Their bowlers played a crucial role in the fixture but the batters started slow and were seen losing wickets.
New Zealand, even after a loss, has the advantage of good batting depth and a balanced bowling unit. They also have a home advantage and that will keep their spirits high. We predict a win for New Zealand in the 2nd T20.