Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: Bangladesh will lock horns with New Zealand in the second match of the T20I series at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday, September 3. Currently, the hosts are leading the series with 1-0 & it will be crucial for New Zealand to win today’s clash & level the T20I series with a 1-1 score.
The first match was a low-scoring game as visitors couldn’t perform well with the bat while Bangladesh was outstanding in their first match. They restricted New Zealand for 60 runs in the 17th over as the spinners stepped up to spun a web around New Zealand’s batsmen. Only two of the Black Caps batsmen could score double-digit scores as they couldn’t adapt to Bangladesh’s turning pitch. Mustafizur Rahman picked up three wickets with Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mohammad Saifuddin picking up two scalps each.
The Tigers chased down the meager target of 61 runs easily in the 15th over with seven wickets to spare. They have been consistently displaying swashbuckling performances in the shortest format of cricket & will be looking ahead to continue their winning momentum in the upcoming matches.
New Zealand on the other hand needs to put all its efforts to get back to winning terms against Bangladesh. The batsmen will have to adapt to the turning tracks of Dhaka in today’s clash. In the first T20I, The blackcaps couldn’t deliver with the bat but they led a good fight back with the ball.
New Zealand scalped two wickets in the power play but the target to defend was too low as the hosts chased it down with seven wickets in hand. The visitors will try their best to perform well with both bat & ball to win today’s clash while Bangladesh will aim to extend their lead in the t20I series by clinching the second T20I.
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
Date and Time: September 3, 2021, Friday, 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
The temperature in Dhaka will range between 27 to 33 degrees Celsius. Rain is expected today in the morning and in the afternoon. Fans will hope that the rain stays away from the game to get a full day’s play.
The pitch at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka is slow in nature thus it will assist the spinners of both teams. As evident from the first T20I, the spinners will play a significant role in today’s clash as well, while the batsmen will have to be patient when playing stokes on a turning pitch.
Predicted playing XIs:
Playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Playing XI: Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy
Bangladesh was in their best form in the first T20I as the bowlers bowled out New Zealand on 60 runs & the batsmen comfortably chased the target with seven wickets in their hand. Similarly, in today’s clash, the turning track of Sher-E-Bangla stadium will favor the hosts. Bangladesh will head into today’s clash carrying the confidence of their previous win & they will aim to finish on top in the ongoing series by defeating New Zealand in the second T20I.
Prediction: Bangladesh to win.
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