New Zealand vs Bangladesh – T20I First Match Prediction
The Bangladesh cricket team is currently touring New Zealand. So far, three matches have been played in the One Day International (ODI) competition. The teams will play three more matches ahead, but in a completely different competition, namely Twenty20 International (T20I).
Notably, this tour was scheduled for October 2020. But due to a number of circumstances and safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the matches were shifted in time to the end of March-beginning of April 2021 and were fixed in this form.
The first T20I match between the teams of New Zealand and Bangladesh will take place on March 28, 2021, 04:00 am. Venue: Seddon Park Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.
New Zealand Squad Info
The most important points about New Zealand’s roster are that new recruits and returnees have been recruited to the team. Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne were able to return to the squad for T20 games after rehab from injury. Finn Allen and Will Young will get the chance to play against Bangladesh for the first time in a major T20 International tournament.
21-year-old Wellington Firebirds player Finn Allen has been called up to BLACKCAPS for the first time thanks to his outstanding performance and Dream11 Super Smash title this season. Milne’s return story is also attracting attention. He has competed for New Zealand 61 times since debuting in 2010, but has not played for BLACKCAPS since November 2018. Adam Milne recently returned to performing at the Sydney Thunder at the Australian BBL. It’s also worth noting that Ferguson, Allen and Milne will be heading to the IPL right after the T20 series from Bangladesh.
Tim Southee was chosen as the captain of the BLACKCAPS T20 team. At the time, Devon Conway was selected as the Wicket Keeper. Selector Gavin Larsen said that drawing up the final roster of the team was not an easy process. He stated that in this case it was necessary to show pragmatism in the approach to the selection of cricket players. Six important players will miss T20 matches, but those who replace them, in Larsen’s opinion, will be charged for victories no less impulsive.
Bangladesh Squad Info
Bangladesh has included a twenty-man national cricket team for the New Zealand tour. Taijul Islam was not included in this list, as was Shakib Al Hassan. The latter became unavailable after he was granted parental leave. Taijul played in a series against the West Indies, but did not receive a call to the main team this time. BCB Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin explained that Nasum Ahmed’s inclusion in the team instead of Taijul was that now is the right time for the former to gain international fame and good playing practice.
Mosaddek Hossein, 25, last appeared for Bangladesh in a T20I match against India in November 2019. Bangladesh added him to the squad this time, providing a great chance to show their best. Al-Amin Hossein is also among those returning to the big game. Aminul Islam, who was a member of the T20I team that played against Zimbabwe in 2020, will not play due to illness. Minhajul Abedin said that his return is planned in the near future.
Please note that Tamim Iqbal from Bangladesh has withdrawn from T20I matches for personal reasons and will not play in the next matches.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh H2H Statistics
The history of head-to-head matches between New Zealand and Bangladesh teams totals an enormous 37 times in all tournaments and formats. New Zealand’s edge looks overwhelming. NZ has 27 wins against BAN only 10 times. It is noteworthy that Bangladesh has never won a single tour of New Zealand.
The statistics of personal meetings of New Zealand and Bangladesh in the format of the Twenty20 International counted a total of 7 matches. As a result, all 7 times the winners were cricket players from the BLACKCAPS T20 team. This is an outstanding performance that demonstrates NZ’s steadfastness in achieving goals in a T20 tournament.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Match Odds & Predictions
Bangladesh started 2021 successfully defeating the West Indies in the ODis. But then the affairs of BAN began to deteriorate. This team lost the West Indies Test Series in February and at the moment cannot show themselves adequately on the tour of New Zealand, having lost all 3 matches in a row.
New Zealand, on the contrary, has entered the courage and is receiving positive results. At first it was a victorious procession against Australia in the T20 tournament (3: 2 on aggregate). After that, as we already know in March, BLACKCAPS left no chances for Bangladesh in personal meetings on home fields. Devon Conway performed especially well, eclipsing Bangladesh leader Madmudullah with his performance.
There is no doubt that the New Zealand team will continue their successful streak and carry over their winning spirit to the T20I tournament. Bangladesh needs to jump over his head to succeed in 1st T20I. New Zealand must win and 4rabet sportsbook provides an opportunity to believe this outcome with decent odds.