ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Bangladesh vs New Zealand Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women taking place? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 00:00 (UK)

Where is Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women taking place? Junction Oval, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women? 22c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women on? This match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Bangladesh Women vs New Zealand Women? Ticket information for all ICC Women’s T20 World Cup matches here

THE TEAM NEWS

BANGLADESH WOMEN

  • Bangladesh suffered their second defeat in a row at the hands of Australia on Thursday as they came up against a motivated host nation who bounced back from their own opening loss and inflicted a heavy defeat on Bangladesh by 86 runs.
  • They were largely outclassed by the Australians in all facets of the game but they will be confident of competing against New Zealand as much as they did in their opening match against India even though they have no chance of reaching the semi-finals now.
  • They are still expected to field their strongest available side as they will be keen to avoid an embarrassing defeat so changes are unlikely as they will be motivated to try get a win although their best chance will likely come in the final group match against Sri Lanka.

NEW ZEALAND WOMEN

  • New Zealand’s narrow defeat against India on Thursday has ramped up the importance of their remaining two matches as they need to pick up a win over Bangladesh here but their semi-final hopes will likely come down to the final group game against rivals Australia.
  • Amelia Kerr was the unquestioned star of the show for the team against India as she took an impressive 2/21 from her four overs and then smashed an unbeaten 34 from 19 balls to take it down to the last ball but they fell agonisingly short despite her heroics.
  • They will hope their batters can find some form in this match against a poor Bangladeshi bowling attack with key duo Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates especially needing time at the crease and some runs ahead of the clash with Australia.

THE PREDICTION

This is simply a must-win game for New Zealand if they are to challenge Australia for the final semi-final spot ahead of their meeting with the hosts. Bangladesh have performed valiantly but ultimately lack the quality in all facets to really challenge the leading nations but they can cause one or two problems for New Zealand. The White Ferns should have far too much quality for Bangladesh here and expect them to win comfortably whether batting or bowling first.

TSZ Latest