BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2021.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh will be playing in the 1st T20I at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
BAN vs NZ 1st T20I Match Preview
The kiwis will be in action for the first time since the World Test Championship and will take on Bangladesh in a 5-match T20I series. They have rested their pro players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee. The young guns will be in action and will look to cement their place in the World Cup squad.
The main purpose of this series for both teams will be to find their perfect balance and team combination ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year. Bangladesh has played a fair amount of T20 games recently and is also coming with a series win against Australia and will be high on confidence.
On the other hand, New Zealand will be in action after a long time. Although many of the young players were seen in action in the Hundred which was played in England recently. Finn Allen will be the player to watch out for in this series for them.
Talking about the home side, They have named a full-strength squad with the likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das back in the squad after they were not available for the Australia series. Tamim Iqbal is still unavailable due to his injury.
Both the teams look equally strong paper with a slight edge to the home side considering their home advantage and their recent form.
BAN vs NZ Match Details
Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh, 2021.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Date: 1st September 2021.
Time: 3:30 PM IST.
BAN vs NZ Weather Report
The Weather in Dhaka is expected to be clear at the match time but there is some forecast of rain before the game.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Pitch Condition
Average total score: 112
Average 1st innings score: 121
The last series was played on the same ground and it looked very poor with the bowlers completely dominating the game. The same is expected to happen in this game as well.
BAN vs NZ Head-to-Head Record
Match Played: 3
NZ Won: 2
BAN Won: 1
No Results: 0
(The H2H record is based on the last 2 years)
BAN vs NZ recent form
Most recent first
BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team News
- Their regular players Mushifiqur Rahman and Liton Das are back in the squad after missing their last series.
- Tamim Iqbal is expected to miss this series as well owing to his injury.
- They have rested their key players like Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee for this series.
BAN vs NZ Probable Playing XI
Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner, Doug Bracewell/Hamish Bennett, Ajaz Patel.
Top Picks for BAN vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Shakib Al Hasan:
(84 M, 1718 R, 23 A + 309 O, 102 W)
Shakib Al Hasan was brilliant both with the bat and ball in their last series. He will bowl his 4 overs in the middle overs and also bat in the top order and is a perfect choice for C and VC in BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team.
(86 M, 1282 R, 19 A)
He is one of the most experienced and talented players on the team. Rahim will bat in the middle order and will look to stabilize the innings.
(48 M, 175 O, 68 W)
He was excellent in the last series and will play a crucial role in this series as well. Rahman will bowl in the power play and death.
He is a young left-arm pacer and will bowl in powerplay and death. Islam was brilliant in the last series and is a player to watch out for in this series.
(97 M, 1650 R, 23 A + 122 O, 32)
He is the skipper of the team and was brilliant in their last series. Mahmudullah will bat in the lower middle order and can also bowl few overs with the ball.
(33 M, 646 R, 20 A)
He is expected to open the innings along with Naim and is a very aggressive batter. Das can also give points with gloves if he keeps behind the Stumps.
(13 M, 163 R, 16 A)
He is the skipper of the team and will open the innings for team. Latham will play a crucial role in this series in the slow tracks.
(5 M, 19 R, 4 A)
He is a very talented left-handed batsman who will bat in the middle order and bring stability in the middle order.
Colin De Grandhomme:
(36 M, 485 R, 17 A + 49 O, 11 W)
He is one of the most experienced all-rounders on the team. Grandhomme will bat in the lower order and do the finishing duties and can also bowl an over or two with the ball.
He is a batting all-rounder. R Ravindra is a left hand batsman and left-arm orthodox bowler.
(2 M, 6 O, 1 W)
He is a left-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. Patel can be a handy bowler on the Asian pitches.
(16 M, 47 O, 13 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler who will bowl in the death. Kuggelejin can pick up wickets in bulk in the death and is another top pick.
Trump Card pick for BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team
He will do the keeping duties and also open the innings for the team. Blundell has very good stats in test cricket and it will be interesting to see how he goes in this series.
BAN vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction
Mahmudullah, C de Grandhomme, H Nicholls
Shakib Al Hasan (C), S Kuggeleijn (Vc), R Ravindra
M Rahman, Shoriful Islam, H Bennett, Ajaz Patel
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mustafizur Rahman
- S Kuggeleijn,
- Tom Latham
- R Ravindra
- Mushfiqur Rahim
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.