Categories: Cricket News
| On Aug 31, 2021 2:12 PM IST

BAN vs NZ 1st T20I: Possible Playing 11 of New Zealand


NZ Playing 11: New Zealand’s tour of Bangladesh is ready to start as both sides get ready to face off in the first T20I at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. NZ last played a T20I way back in April. They defeated Bangladesh comprehensively at home but it will be a totally different ball game here. The conditions are expected to be slow and turning and the hosts have all the resources to make best use of it. In the head-to-head record, both teams have played 10 T20Is in which NZ leads Bangladesh 10-0.

Team News

  • None of the players in the squad for this series is a part of NZ T20 World Cup squad.
  • With Finn Allen having tested positive for Covid-19, NZ have called up Matt Henry to join the squad.
  • Ben Sears and Cole McConchie are two new players in the squad.

NZ Playing 11 (likely)

Henry Nicholls
Will Young
Tom Latham (C) (wk)
Tom Blundell
Rachin Ravindra
Colin de Grandhomme
Doug Bracewell
Cole McConchie
Scott Kuggeleijn
Ajaz Patel
Hamish Bennett

The Kiwis have a fairly inexperienced team as their several players are missing due to other commitments. Tom Latham will be looking to make a mark here and prove his T20 credentials. The conditions are likely to be difficult and it will test the young NZ batters.  In the bowling department, NZ will rely upon the experienced Ajaz Patel to make full use of helpful conditions.

READ: BAN vs NZ 1st T20I: Possible Playing 11 of Bangladesh

New Zealand Squad

Tom Latham (C) (wk), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young.

Where to Watch BAN vs NZ Live 1st T20I

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).

READ: New IPL teams base price set at ₹2000 crore INR