NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI & Dream 11 team | New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st T20 Match Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023

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NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match – The 1st T20 Match of the Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023 will be played between New Zealand vs Bangladesh on Wednesday, 27 December 2023, at 11:40 AM 06:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL at McLean Park, Napier.

The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 11:00 AM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between New Zealand vs Bangladesh teams, both teams have very good players.

Here Are the full details of the NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI & Dream 11 team | New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st T20 Match Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match

SeriesBangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023
MatchNew Zealand vs Bangladesh
Match TypeT20
DateWednesday, 27 December 2023
Time11:40 AM 06:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL
VenueMcLean Park, Napier
HostNew Zealand

When: New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 Match Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023 on Wednesday, 27 December 2023, 11:40 AM 06:10 AM GMT / 07:10 PM LOCAL

Where: McLean Park, Napier

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Live Streaming and Broadcast

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NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Pitch Report

The McLean Park, Napier surface is perfectly balanced for pacers and batters. The wickets favor the batsmen to play their natural shorts to score lots of runs, and pacers get early seam movement. As the game progresses spinners also come into the game to grip the balls.

What to expect: 

Team news:

New Zealand: New Zealand won their previous match by 6 wickets. The Kiwis bowled first in the match and restricted the opposition to a score of 175 runs. Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers as he took 3 wickets in the innings. He was exceptional in the middle overs to tackle the English onslaught.

The chase was magnificent by the Kiwi batters. Tim Seifert was the top scorer with his 48-run knock. He was partnered by Glenn Phillips who scored a good 45-run innings as well. It was an easy chase in the end for the New Zealand batters.

New Zealand Key Players

  • Daryl Mitchell – The 32-year-old batting all-rounder has scored over 1000 T20I runs and 4000 T20 runs. This will be his first international appearance since signing a lucrative IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings.
  • Glenn Phillips – The right-handed middle-order batter had an excellent white-ball tour of England during August and September. He continued this form into the 2023 Cricket World Cup and is a fine fielder.
  • Mitchell Santner – The bowling all-rounder will captain the side in Kane Williamson’s absence and is capable of winning a T20I with either bat or ball.
  • Tim Southee – The vastly experienced swing bowler and Test captain will be refreshed ahead of this series after missing the ODIs. He has 144 T20I wickets.

Probable XI: Finn Allen, Tim Seifert(w), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips,, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Ben Sears, Tim Southee

New Zealand Squad: Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner(c), Tim Seifert(w), Adam Milne, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Jacob Duffy

Bangladesh: Bangladesh won their last match by 6 wickets. This was a rain-affected Asian games match which was played without their regular players. Bangladesh bowled first and managed to restrict the opposition batters to 48 runs in 5 overs.

The chase was one of the very easy chases in the T20 format for Bangladesh. Yasir Ali scored 34 runs in 16 balls to win it for the team. Bangladesh lost only 4 wickets in the innings as they won the match. They will however side their full-strength team in the upcoming series against New Zealand.

Bangladesh Key Players

  • Soumya Sarkar – The left-handed opener was a surprise inclusion in the touring party but he has already rewarded the selectors with his 169 in the second ODI. Now he needs to deliver in T20I cricket as well.
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto – The skipper ended the ODI series with a steady 51 not out from 42 balls. His top score in T20 cricket is 115 not out.
  • Shoriful Islam – The left-arm opening bowler is very accurate and gets swung back into the right-hander. He has been the star of Bangladesh’s tour so far and finished as the top wicket-taker in the ODIs across both sides.
  • Mustafizur Rahman – The experienced left-arm pace bowler has an excellent T20 record. He has lost his place in the ODI side but will be one of the leaders of the attack in this game.

Probable XI: Litton Das(w), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Bangladesh Squad: Litton Das(w), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Soumya Sarkar, Tanzid Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Rishad Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Winner

New Zealand

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Prediction

After the surprise victory for Bangladesh in the final ODI, there is perhaps a little bit more interest in this opening game of the T20I series than otherwise would have been the case. However, those expecting Bangladesh to now go on a winning run in New Zealand are likely to be disappointed. The Black Caps often bounce back immediately from a defeat across all formats and with some top players returning, will be a very tough team to play against. Our prediction is for a New Zealand victory in this opening game of the series.

We expect New Zealand to win this match. 

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Top Fantasy Picks

  • Tim Seifert
  • Litton Das
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Tim Southee
  • Adam Milne
  • Shoriful Islam

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Dream11 Team

Wicket-keeper: Tim Seifert, Litton Das

Batsmen: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips

All-rounder: Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Bowlers: Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Shoriful Islam

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Both Team Top Batsmen

Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, and Rachin Ravindra are our selections for New Zealand. All-rounder Ravindra has had a brilliant few months in ODI cricket with the bat and he will now be looking to bring that form into the shorter format. Phillips has a top score of 108 in T20Is with 1559 runs in total. He has hit two hundreds and nine half-centuries from his 56 T20I innings.

For Bangladesh, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Litton Das are our batting choices. Sarkar was forced to retire hurt from the final ODI after being unable to dislodge something in his eye. However, he is expected to be fine for this game and will look to produce another big score on this tour. Das has 1670 T20I runs with ten scores of 50+ in this format.

NZ vs BAN 1st T20 Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers

Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Jacob Duffy for New Zealand. Duffy impressed in the recent ODI series against Bangladesh and has best figures of 4/33 from his ten T20I appearances. Southee will enjoy the humid conditions in Napier and is very likely to get plenty of swing. His best figures in T20Is are 5/18 and he has 299 T20 wickets in total.

Shoriful Islam, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Tanzim Hasan are our bowling picks for Bangladesh. The 21-year-old right-arm medium-fast bowler Tanzim has put himself to the front of the queue for selection for this game after taking the Player of the Match Award with figures of 3/14 at this venue on Saturday. Mehidy Hasan has best figures of 4/12 in T20Is and he is likely to bowl with plenty of control.

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