BAN vs NZ Dream11 Today Match Prediction: It was a living hell for the New Zealand second string team in the first T20I in Dhaka against the host nation in Bangladesh. They had no clue whatsoever on how to score runs on those rank turners against quality spinners. Bangladesh steamrolled Australian team in the 5 match T20I series 4-1 and that team had quite a few A tier stars for Australia.
The current Kiwi team doesn’t even have a first choice player and they got the right treatment in the first game. This doesn’t mean that New Zealand would have won had their first choice players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Glenn Philipps were present but one could argue that New Zealand are not lethargic when it comes to Bangladesh.
It is never an easy task to beat Bangladesh at home. They prepare tracks that offer fast turn and they have spinners who take the ball either side which makes it doubly difficult for teams who are not well equipped to play spin let alone scoring runs. It was an embarrassing batting performs by New Zealand in the first game where they managed to get only 60 runs in 16.5 overs. They couldn’t even bat their full quota of 20 overs.
Though they have 2 of their experienced test specialists in Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls who are decent against spin, Tom Latham in particular, but Bangladesh were too hot for them. Mustafizur Rahman gave no respite as his fast off cutters were impossible to pick off the wicket.
After an one sided affair, Bangladesh will walk into the game as favorites for one more time. New Zealand have to play out of their skins to challenge Bangladesh here. If New Zealand are batting first, they need to score atleast 120 on board to apply pressure back on Bangladesh.
Mushfiqur Rahim is a legend when it comes to spin tracks. There are very few players in world cricket who are as equipped as him to milk the spinners with ease even on rank turners. The Kiwis badly need to come up with a plan to stop the veteran batsman.
Bet365- BAN- 1.40, NZ- 3.00
Betway- BAN- 1 40, NZ- 2 87