BAN vs NZ Dream11: After a resounding 4-1 win versus Australia, Bangladesh will be keen on carrying on their terrific run of form against a formidable New Zealand unit. The last time the Kiwis were seen in action, was in the ICC WTC Final versus India, as they became the first ever team to lift the title. New Zealand will be expected to put in a tougher challenge to Bangladesh, and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair. With the ICC T20 World Cup over the horizon, both teams will be eager to gain momentum ahead of the mega event. The first T20I between Bangladesh and New Zealand takes place on September 1, and will be hosted at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Shakib Al Hasan
The Stalwart of Bangladesh Cricket, and the ‘Player of the Series’ in the recently conducted five-match T20I series versus Australia. Shakib Al Hasan will be the usual candidate who is expected to be amongst the runs and wickets column. Having featured in 84 T20Is, Shakib has scored 1718 runs, that includes nine fifties. Other than that, he has also picked up 102 wickets with his left-arm-spin, and can cause New Zealand some problems.
Shakib Al Hasan in T20Is
Colin de Grandhomme
Colin de Grandhomme can have a pivotal role to play with both bat and ball for New Zealand. The specialist all rounder has 487 runs from 36 T20Is. He has a strike rate of 143.2, and three fifties to his name as well. Colin de Grandhomme has also picked up 11 wickets in the process through his medium pace. His utility in both departments can be beneficial for users.
Colin de Grandhomme in T20Is
Shoriful Islam has been a valuable addition to the Bangladesh squad. The left-arm-fast bowler picked up eight wickets from the four games versus Australia, and now has a tally of 15 wickets from 10 T20I appearances. On the back of a confident display, Shoriful will be expected to have a major say in the series ahead.
Shoriful Islam in T20Is
Best Figures: 3/33
Finn Allen will have fond memories of facing Bangladesh, as he stuck a quick fire knock of 71 runs from just 29 deliveries at home earlies this year. The wicket-keeper batsman is still fresh to the international circuit, but has displayed stroke making of the highest order. Having been a part of three T20Is. Allen averages close to 30, and has a strike rate of 220 so far.
Finn Allen in T20Is
Given the slow nature of the Sher-e-Bangla wicket, Mustaizur Rahman can be a real asset for the home team. Mustafizur Rahman picked up 10 wickets in the T20I series versus Austraila, and can bother the Kiwis with his clever variations. The left-arm-pacer has been a part of 48 T20Is, and has picked up 68 wickets in the process.
Mustafizur Rahman in T20Is
The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.