NZ vs BAN Dream11: A one-way breeze took away Bangladesh for good as they lost the first T20I by 66 runs at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. New Zealand outfit looked like someone possessed to conquer the Bangla Tigers and in the end, they did it with sheer dominance.
With series at stake for Bangladesh, the two teams are all set to collide in the second T20I now to be played at McLean Park in Napier. Talking about the last game, Devon Conway in batting and Ish Sodhi in the bowling department were the menacing figures. Riding on Conway’s impeccable yet another 90+ score i.e. unbeaten 92 off 52 deliveries, the hosts posted a mammoth score of 210-3 in 20-overs.
Chasing a stiff target, Bangladesh batsmen looked perplexed from the word ‘go’ and perished under pressure and gifted Ish Sodhi yet another deserving 4-fer in T20Is. With confidence booming, New Zealand will look to seal the series in the second game itself, and yet again a high-octane cricket could be expected from the hosts.
NZ vs BAN Today match prediction details
Fixture Name: 2nd T20I, New Zealand vs Bangladesh
Competition: 3-match T20I Series
Date: 30th March 2021
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
McLean Park in Napier is a walk-in-the-park kind of stuff for the batsmen and we could be up for yet another run-fest. With short boundaries on either side of the wicket, batsmen will relish the opportunity to bat here.
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Injury update, unavailability: The visitors still sweat over Mushfiqur Rahim’s fitness. He is the only unavailability or doubtful starter in this NZ vs BAN Dream11 team prediction match.
Expected changes and team combination: With Mushfiqur still looming under clouds of doubts, Bangladesh’s batting line-up looks pale. Najmul Hossain Shanto might come into the eleven replacing Soumya Sarkar. Also, Shoriful who went for 50 in the last game might make way for Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, or Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
BAN Playing 11 (Likely):
Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns or unavailabilities in the camp for the hosts.
Expected changes and team combination: With winning momentum by their side, there is no need for the management to tinker with the eleven. Adam Milne and Todd Astle may have to wait for one more game to get into the eleven.
NZ Playing 11 (probable):
So far in the entire tour, Bangladesh has displayed nothing when it comes to character. They have been struggling to get going and looking perplexed. Therefore, we are yet again backing New Zealand to register a win in this NZ vs BAN Today Match Prediction fixture and go 2-0 up in the three-match T20I series.
Devon Conway: The stylish left-hander has been in sublime form for the Blackcaps. He has scored 284 runs in the last 6 T20I innings.
Martin Guptill: The Blackcaps opener and T20I giant has amassed 299 runs in his last 10 T20I innings striking at 148.76. He looked in the last game too scoring 35 runs from 27 balls.
Ish Sodhi: The talented leggy has been in imperious form of late. He has scalped 19 wickets from in the last 10 T20Is at an economy of 8.03.
Afif Hossain: Bangladesh all-rounder was the top-scorer in the last game with 45 of 33. He could be a great pick for captain/vice-captain in GL teams.
Mohammad Naim: The aggressive left-hand opener has scored 236 runs at a strike-rate of 120 from the last 7 T20Is.
WK: Finn Allen, Devon Conway
BAT: G Phillips, W Young, Naim-Sheikh, Mahmudullah, M Guptill
ALL: A Hossain
BWL: N Ahmed, I Sodhi, L Ferguson