BAN Playing 11: It’s time for Bangladesh to host New Zealand as both sides prepare to face each other in the first T20I at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Bangladesh will be confident after a historic win over Australia a few days ago. They look better equipped with resources for these conditions. This will be for the hosts before the squad selection for T20 World Cup and the players will look to make a mark here. Bangladesh will also be looking to improve their head-to-head record over New Zealand in which the visitors have won all the 10 games played so far.
Shakib Al Hasan
Nurul Hasan (wk)
Bangladesh will be confident going into this series and will be looking for their first T20I win over New Zealand. Their bowlers were excellent during the last series as all of them contributed. Mustafizur Rahman’s cutters will be tough to pick to NZ’s batters while the spinners are likely to pose a tough challenge. The batting though, remains a concern. They will hope to sort out their opening combination before the World T20. The middle order will get a boost with the return of Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mahmudullah (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Nasum Ahmed.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 1 September and will start at 5:30 PM (IST).