NZ vs BAN Dream11: After blanking the visitors 3-0 in the recently concluded ODI series, the Blackcaps will take on Bangladesh in the shortest format of the game i.e. T20Is. The first of the three-match T20I series is all set to take place at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Heading into the T20Is, there will be changes in the two setups. Adam Milne, Finn Allen, Todd Astle, Will Young, and Lockie Ferguson have all earned a call-up into the national side with Tim Southee captaining in the absence of injured Kane Williamson. Apart from Williamson, big names like Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, and Tim Seifert have been rested for the series.
As far as the visitors are concerned, skipper Tamim Iqbal will be missing the series on personal grounds and middle-order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad will be leading the T20I side in his absence. With Shakib already not a part of the setup, Tamim’s exclusion is a serious headache for the team management. How will they cope up with this challenge? It remains interesting to see.
NZ vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Competition: 3-match T20I Series
Date: 28th March 2021
Time: 06:30 AM IST
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
Seddon Park has been a batsmen paradise of late. The side batting first here averages whoppingly around 183 in T20Is, and this number is enough to state the nature of the wicket.
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New Zealand: WLLWW
Where to watch NZ vs BAN live: You can WATCH New Zealand vs Bangladesh on the FANCODE app in India.
Injury update, unavailability: Skipper Tamim Iqbal will be missing the T20I leg due to personal reasons so will pacer Hasan Mahmud who has failed to regain fitness ahead of the T20I leg. They are the only unavailabilities in this NZ vs BAN Dream11 team prediction T20I series.
Expected changes and team combination: The visitors would be looking to shrug off the disappointments from the ODI series and start afresh under the leadership of Mahmudullah Riyad. They are expected to field a similar sort of eleven with the only addition being Mohammad Naim replacing Tamim Iqbal. Mohammad Naim and Liton Das are expected to open the innings.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Injury update, unavailability: Skipper Kane Williamson is the only injury concerns with other big names like Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Seifert, Jimmy N
Expected changes and team combination: Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, and Todd Astle are expected to start for the hosts, while the rest of the team will be almost the same as ODIs. Also, skipper Tim Southee who missed out in the ODI series will be leading the squad for all the three games.
NZ Playing 11 (probable):
Mark Chapman/Will Young
With confidence booming high the host’s Blackcaps will be the favorites to start in this game. Therefore, we are backing New Zealand to register a win in this NZ vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and go 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series.
Devon Conway: The best Blackcaps T20I batsmen in recent time has scored 325 runs in his last 10 T20I innings at a phenomenal average of 54.17.
Martin Guptill: The Blackcaps opener and T20I giant has amassed 98 runs in his last 10 T20I innings striking ferociously at 151.28.
Tim Southee: Blackcaps stand-in skipper has scalped 13 wickets in his last 8 T20Is at an economy of 8.35
Mohammad Naim: The aggressive left-hand opener is going to be a key figure for the visitors. In just 6 T20Is, the dashing opener has amassed 219 runs striking at 120.
WK: Finn Allen, Devon Conway
BAT: G Phillips, M Naim, Mahmudullah, M Guptill
ALL: D Mitchell, M Saifuddin
BWL: Ish Sodhi, T Southee, Taskin Ahmed
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