September 06, 2021 2:47 PM
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Alex Sarwar

Bangladesh vs New Zealand – 4th T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bangladesh vs New Zealand taking place? Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is Bangladesh vs New Zealand taking place? Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur

What is the expected weather for Bangladesh vs New Zealand? 30-31c with sunny intervals and light winds.

What channel is Bangladesh vs New Zealand on? The match will not be televised in the UK.

Where can I stream Bangladesh vs New Zealand? This match cannot be streamed in the UK.

LAST MEETING
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 52 runs.

THE TEAM NEWS

BANGLADESH

  • It was Bangladesh’s turn to struggle badly against spin in this third T20i, with their highest individual score just 20 not out from Mushfiqur Rahim nowhere near enough for them to chase down 129, meaning they succumbed to their first loss of the series.
  • For once, Bangladesh’s top bowlers were not as potent, with the entire bowling unit taking just five New Zealand wickets, veteran Shakib Al Hasan going wicketless alongside Nasum Ahmed.
  • Following Mushfiqur’s declaration that he does not wish to keep for Bangladesh in T20i matches, Nurul Hasan will not only continue to wear the gloves in the series, but also heading forward into the T20i World Cup.

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand have improved in every match played so far in this series and were rewarded with their first victory in the third T20i, beating Bangladesh by 52 runs to give themselves a chance of levelling the series here.
  • At 62/5, the Black Caps were in trouble on another difficult pitch for batting, until an unbroken partnership between Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell saw them reach 128 from their 20 overs before bowling the hosts out for just 76.
  • Following such a positive result, the expectation is that New Zealand will name an unchanged side for this fourth T20i and attempt to build some winning momentum.

THE PREDICTION

A response is expected from Bangladesh in this fourth T20i and they have a second chance to seal a series victory here at home against New Zealand. The bowling of the hosts was not of their usual high standard, although take nothing away from the tourists with both Nicholls and Blundell in particular batting brilliantly, before spin-bowler Ajaz Patel shone with the ball. However, with two days to rest and recover, the expectation is that Bangladesh will come out firing for this one and if they can replicate their performances of the opening two T20i games between these two sides, then they will prove too strong for New Zealand in this one.

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