The cricket season after the pandemic has brought a good amount of traction among the Indian as well as overseas crowds. After the lockdown was withdrawn, the Indian Premier League happened and various bilateral series are now being accommodated so that players have a proper match practice ahead of the T20 World Cup later in the year. The T20 series is focused on the cricket boards to have their combination ready for the big tournament. The Indian Premier League which is scheduled to start in April will have huge participation from overseas players. The South Africa as well as England cricket Boards have decided to free some of the players from playing in the IPL.
The New Zealand and Bangladesh limited-overs series has been in focus due to the performance of New Zealand players from the past few series. They have displayed dominance and have been one of the best performers this year across all formats.
The young batsman Devon Conway has been in news headlines for his consistent round of performances in the limited-overs series against West Indies and Pakistan. In the ODI series against Bangladesh, he was the leading run-scorer with 225 runs in 3 matches. In the NZ vs BAN 1st T20I, he hit a Rishabh Pant-like reverse scoop shot off Mustfizur Rahman and was named as the player of the match for his knock of 92* off 52 balls.
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The New Zealand team is in terrific form across all the formats of the game. They have won all their international series this year. In the 1st T20I, they beat the Bangladesh team by 66 runs. For them, the batsman like Devon Conway and Martin Guptill are in good form and Ish Sodhi has been a consistent wicket-taker. The debutant Will Young scored a half-century on his T20I debut. The team is looking confident in winning this series as well.
The Bangladesh team needs the performances of their experienced players like Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman who have the capability to win crucial matches for the team.
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