Bangladesh vs New Zealand – 4th T20I Match Preview and Prediction
In the third T20I, New Zealand fought back and gave Bangladesh a taste of their own medicine. That victory kept the series alive and would have given New Zealand’s youthful team a lot of confidence. Bangladesh will be disturbed, but it is unlikely that anything will change. It remains the obvious favorite under conditions that are ideal for it.
The match will take place on September 8, 2021, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 4th T20I
Date: September 8, 2021 Wednesday
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Team Previews
The host team was comprehensively outplayed in the previous encounter, as it has done to others this season. On the route to a par score, Bangladesh’s bowlers were thwarted by a conservative and risk-free strategy.
The pitch soon worsened, making life tough for Bangladesh’s batters.
We don’t expect Bangladesh to make many changes for the upcoming encounter. This season, their batting lineup of Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, and Afif Hossain has served them well. They will continue to use the same set of players.
Mustafizur Rahman was the bowler of choice in the previous match. He went for a few unfortunate runs, but it was apparent that the New Zealand batters were relieved to see him go. With two wickets, Mohammad Saifuddin finished as the leading wicket-taker.
Nasum Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan did not take any wickets in the last match, but we believe they might provide some decent value in the Top Bowler betting market in this one.
Bangladesh T20I Squad
Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed , Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Aminul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain
Bangladesh had been on a run in the shortest format until they suffered a crushing defeat in their most recent encounter. So far, the spinners have performed admirably for them. They have a well-balanced team and will likely deploy the same lineup that played in the third game.
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
The strategy taken by New Zealand in the last encounter was extremely creative, and it paid off. To make the most of the new ball, they’ve stocked up on hard-hitters like Finn Allen, Colin de Grandhomme, and Rachin Ravindra at the top. Players like Finn Allen and Henry Nicholls, who are both outstanding spin players, are kept at the bottom of the lineup.
It was a wise decision, and there is little question that New Zealand will follow the same tactic in this encounter.
Ajaz Patel, Cole McConchie, and Rachin Ravindra were the standout bowlers, although everyone performed brilliantly.
While New Zealand surprised Bangladesh in the first encounter, it would be fascinating to see if it can do it again now that the host team knows what to expect. We believe the Kiwis will have a considerably more difficult time this time around.
New Zealand T20I Squad
Tom Latham (c & wk), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell, Hamish Bennett, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Ben Sears
The Kiwis have turned the tables on the hosts and leveled the series. In the third game, the bowlers stepped up to defend a modest score. They have a winning streak going, and a change in the starting XI is extremely improbable.
Playing XI: Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggelejin, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will choose to bat first. The previous two matches were won by the side that batted first, which we believe should be viewed as a significant advantage. Chasing is difficult since the pitch begins to deteriorate fast.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
There is some rain in the forecast, but we have been fortunate so far. The forecast improves about the time the match is due to begin. Dhaka’s temperature is anticipated to be between 27 and 32 degrees Celsius. Rain is unlikely to interfere with the game. For T20 cricket, the pitch has been pretty bad. Run-scoring is extremely tough, and teams are content with scores of 120-130.
This isn’t going to change in this match. Because six hitting or boundary hitting is extremely tough, go for the ‘Under’ in these betting markets to earn a large profit.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match Prediction
We expect Bangladesh to bounce back strongly from their last setback and win this one. They are simply more adapted to the circumstances, and will always have an edge against a side like New Zealand.
Having saying that, New Zealand came within four runs of winning the second match and easily won the third. Don’t rule out visitors entirely, and seek for ways to hedge your chances.
Bangladesh is the favourite to win this match.