New Zealand have been in great form in the T20 format, the Kiwi team whitewashed Australia (3-0) in their recent home series. On the other side, Bangladesh played their last twenty20 match exactly one year ago against Zimbabwe. The Bangladesh team now have low expectations, especially after losing the ODI series against the Black Caps. That’s not to suggest the team tigers won’t be able to put on a confident performance against the host in the contest. Bangladesh can beat any team in the world on any given day. Let’s take a look at the key T20I records between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Head to head Bilateral T20I series record
The three-match T20I series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will begin on March 28. New Zealand have a very strong squad that can easily defeat the visitors. On the other hand, Mahmudullah Riyad-led Bangladesh team will be looking to win at least a match in the contest. Here is the head-to-head bilateral T20I series record between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Fourth bilateral T20I series: Before the upcoming contest, both teams have played three bilateral T20I series. Bangladesh have never won a Twenty20 match against New Zealand, as the Kiwis have won all of their previous encounters.
Third bilateral T20I series in New Zealand: This will be the third bilateral T20I series in New Zealand. The Blackcaps have won all of the previous series since Bangladesh have yet to win a game in New Zealand.
Only one bilateral T20I series in Bangladesh: Bangladesh have hosted one bilateral T20I series for only one match against New Zealand in the year 2013. In which, New Zealand won the match by 15 runs.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand series: stats of venues
T20I Record at the Seddon Park, Hamilton (1st T20I, March 28)
Matches Played: 11 | Bat-first (won): 05 | Bat-Second (won): 05 | Highest Innings: 117* (R E Levi) | Best Bowling: 4/15 (James Franklin) | Highest Team innings: 212/4 | Lowest Team Innings: 78
Bangladesh’s record at the Seddon Park: Win: 0 | Lost: 1
New Zealand’s record at the Seddon Park: Win: 8 | Lost: 2
T20I Record at the McLean Park, Napier (2nd ODI, March 30)
Matches Played: 03 | Bat-first (won): 01 | Bat-Second (won): 02 | Highest Innings: 103* (Dawid Malan) | Best Bowling: 4/47 (M W Parkinson) | Highest Team innings: 241/3 | Lowest Team Innings: 165
Bangladesh’s record at the McLean Park: Win: 0 | Lost: 1
New Zealand’s record at the McLean Park: Win: 01 | Lost: 02
T20I Record at the Eden Park, Auckland (3rd T20I, April 01)
Matches Played: 23 | Bat-first (won): 10 | Bat-Second (won): 10 | Highest Innings: 105 (Martin Guptill) | Best Bowling: 5/18 (Tim Southee) | Highest Team innings: 245/5 | Lowest Team Innings: 107
Bangladesh’s record at Eden Park, Auckland: Bangladesh didn’t play any T20I match at Eden Park, Auckland.
New Zealand’s record at the Eden Park, Auckland: Win: 08 | Lost: 12
Players to watch out in Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I Series 2021
Three Key Batsmen: Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad
Three Key Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mahadi Hasan
Predicted Playing XI
Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahadi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
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Three Key Batsmen: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell
Three Key Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi
Predicted Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Todd Astle, Tim Southee (c), Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi
As per Bangladesh’s T20I records in New Zealand, the Kiwis are well ahead of the tigers. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have the ability to upset New Zealand if they play with their full potential. Mahmudullah Riyad is a highly competitive captain who knows how to keep the opposition under pressure. As a result, we can anticipate a tightly contested series between these two teams.
Source: United News of Bangladesh