BAN vs NZ Dream11: After a securing a historic 4-1 win versus Australia in the T20I series, Bangladesh will be aiming to take their good form forward as they play hosts to New Zealand next. This will be the first time New Zealand will be back in action after clinching the ICC World Test Championship against India. Quite a few senior members of the Kiwi team are not available for the series versus Bangladesh, but it could still turn out to be an exciting affair. Both sides will want to get the upper hand here with the ICC T20 World Cup looming large.
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, Bangladesh vs New Zealand.
Date: September 1, Wednesday
Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
Ground: Shere e Bangla Stadium
The wicket at Sher-e-Bangla proved to be a difficult one to bat at for both Bangladesh and Australia recently. Variations and slower bowlers are largely to be involved amongst the wickets column. A first innings score of 135 and above can be considered ideal.
WK: M Rahim, T Latham
BAT: L Das, C de Grandhomme, F Allen
AR: S Al Hasan, S Kuggelejin
BOW: S Islam, M Rahman, M Henry, H Bennett
WK: T Latham
BAT: Mahmudullah, L Das, F Allen, M Naim Sheikh
AR: S Al Hasan, S Sarkar, R Ravindra
BOW: M Henry, M Rahman, A Patel
WK: M Rahim
BAT: C de Grandhomme, L Das, H Nicholls, M Naim Sheikh
AR: S Al Hasan, S Kuggelejin, R Ravindra
BOW: A Patel, N Ahmed, S Islam
Shakib Al Hasan can once again play a pivotal role with both bat and ball. The premium all rounder was named the Player of the Series versus Australia and will have plenty of confidence going ahead. Shakib has scored 1402 runs, and has picked up 102 wickets in the process as well.
Mustafizur Rahman can pack a punch with his cutters versus New Zealand. The left arm fast bowler picked up 10 wickets versus the Aussies, and has a total of 68 wickets from 48 T20Is for Bangladesh.
Colin de Grandhomme can contribute with his all round abilities for New Zealand. Colin has scored 487 runs from 36 T20Is, with a strike rate of 143. Other than that, he has also picked up 11 wickets.
Finn Allen has impressed in his limited time for New Zealand. From the three T20Is that he’s featured in, Finn Allen has scored 88 runs, which also includes a scintillating knock of 71 from 29 balls versus Bangladesh at home.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Tamim Iqbal is unavailable.
Expected Changes an Strategy:
Mohammad Naim Shaikh/Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shamim Hossain Patwary, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
New Zealand News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee are unavailable
Expected Changes and Strategy:
Finn Allen/Cole McConchie, Tom Latham (c and wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Scott Kuggelejin, Ajaz Patel, Doug Bracewell/Hamish Bennett, Matt Henry
The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.
The match will be streamed live on Fan Code.