Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Match Preview
New Zealand and Tom Latham come into the third T20 after a disheartening loss. They took the game into the final over with Latham batting beautifully and narrowly missed out on a win. Despite the loss though, New Zealand will be pleased at how they adapted to the pitch in the second game after a dismal performance in the first.
While Latham batted well, Rachin Ravindra helped well with the ball. He took a few wickets and used the surface well to apply the brakes on Bangladesh. The performances will give New Zealand some hope as they come into the game with the series on the line. A young side will be under pressure as they look to get out of a tough corner in the series.
Mustafizur Rahman held his nerve well in the final over to defend nineteen runs, and the win will come as a massive confidence boost to the side. The death bowling was good, spinners had a good time and the batting shined. The opening pair got off to a good start, which is another boost and the middle-order helped Bangladesh get to a good score.
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Team News
Bangladesh is likely to go into the third game with the same eleven after winning the first two games. The side is well balanced and seems to have all the bases covered for Bangladesh’s slow surface.
New Zealand will be carefully watching Finn Allen’s fitness. The young batter has just recovered from Covid but will be hoping to make an entry in the series soon. Matt Henry is another player in the side who could come in for the upcoming game along with Scott Kuggeleijn.
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Predicted XIs
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Nurul Hasan (wk), 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Nasum Ahmed
New Zealand (probable): 1 Rachin Ravindra, 2 Tom Blundell/Finn Allen, 3 Tom Latham (capt & wk), 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Will Young, 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Cole McConchie, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Ajaz Patel, 10 Hamish Bennett, 11 Ben Sears/Matt Henry
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Pitch conditions
The second T20 saw a higher score with Bangladesh getting to 140 odd. The pitch was slow and is going to be slow yet again but both sides have shown better adaptability in the previous fixture. While the pitch is harder, the batters may have some more assistance. Despite the hardness though, there will be spin which will help the side batting first.
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand, Players to Watch out for
Mahmudullah is gearing up for his 100th T20 and has been in scintillating form. He was brilliant in a Test that turned out to be his farewell Test, and his white-ball batting has been going to new levels. He seems adept on the slow surfaces and is a calming presence which will help the middle-order.
Rachin Ravindra got off to a brief start with the bat in the second T20, but was brilliant with the ball. He has been termed as a player for the future and his performance with the ball showed why he is one to watch out for. He took three wickets in the second T20 and announced himself nicely in the international arena.