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Can second-string New Zealand beat Bangladesh?

Can second-string New Zealand beat Bangladesh?

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BAN vs NZ 1st T20: Can second-string New Zealand beat Bangladesh in their backyard?
BAN vs NZ 1st T20: Can second-string New Zealand beat Bangladesh in their backyard?

BAN vs NZ 1st T20: Can second-string New Zealand beat Bangladesh in their backyard? Tom Latham-led New Zealand side is on a Bangladesh tour to play five T20Is from September 01-10. Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and a lot of first-choice T20 players are missing out on the Kiwi squad as New Zealand has picked none of its T20 World Cup squad in the 16-member touring squad. New Zealand has only three players with more than 10 T20s experience – Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, and Scott Kuggeleijn in the current squad. Tom Latham, himself, will be played a T20 game in national colors after almost four years!

On the opposite, Bangladesh has named a full-strength squad that will be high on confidence after registering a 4-1 victory over Australia in the five-match T20 series earlier this month. Bangladesh completely dominated Australia on the slow and low wickets of Dhaka and it will be interesting to watch how the inexperienced New Zealand batters perform in the sub-continent pitches.

Meanwhile, the last time both teams faced each other in a T20I was five months ago in Auckland. Bangladesh toured New Zealand in March- April for three T20Is and three ODIs but failed to win a single white ball game.

Can Bangladesh revenge their March tour or will the inexperienced Kiwi players make a mark in testing conditions? The toss will take place at 03:00 PM IST. Till then, let’s take a look at how both teams will feature for the opening clash.

BAN vs NZ 1st T20 Pitch and conditions –

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The Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka is likely to offer low and slow pitches similar to the one when Australia visited last month. The average first innings score in the previous T20I series was around 125.

Also read: IRE vs ZIM 3rd T20: Can Zimbabwe bounce back against Ireland in 3rd T20?

BAN vs NZ Probable Playing 11

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BAN Playing 11

Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed

NZ Playing 11

Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Latham (c / wk), Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett, Ajaz Patel

Also read: BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I Playing11, Captain Picks, Fantasy Tips, Live Streaming – 01 September

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Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20I, BAN vs NZ Squads

Bangladesh

Mahmudullah (c), Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Aminul Islam, Nurul Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed

New Zealand:

Jacob Duffy, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (c), Finn Allen, Blair Tickner, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Doug Bracewell, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Will Young

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