New Zealand vs. Bangladesh 2021
3rd T20I – Thu, 1st April
Staunch New Zealand:
New Zealand, unsurprisingly, finished it 2-0 at McLean Park. Still, we go back to our previous points about whether a more brutal, the commanding side would be winning by superior margins against such ill-fated visitors.
They posted 173 on the board, of course, a decent score. But it appears to be around par against this Bangladesh team. We would have enjoyed seeing the Kiwis put down an indication with something outrageous.
The concern was possibly losing wickets at the top of the order before Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips got set and post a respectable total.
Possible playing XI: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Tim Southee (C), Lockie Ferguson/Adam Milne, Hamish Bennett and Ish Sodhi.
Bangladesh Can Upset the Hosts:
Bangladesh might feel hurt at another loss because of the mix-up surrounding the D-L target. It is not clear whether Bangladesh had told officials the latter was, deliberately, absurd considering what New Zealand made. But they confident as hell ought to have done. This is the problem with the Bangladesh side. They just don’t have the practice with Shakib-al-Hasan and Tamim Iqbal absent, and Mushfiqur injured.
Still, at one phase, they were a boom in the game. Soumya Sarkar, conclusively getting some runs, and captain Mahmudullah shared to put them on course. That was up until the Kiwis uncovered the feeble middle order, and the game was over.
Possible playing XI: Liton Das (WK), Naim Sheikh, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hassan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad (C), Nasum Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The third and final T20I between Bangladesh and New Zealand is set to take place at Eden Park in Auckland on 1st April Thursday.
A high-scoring match is on the cards with the bowlers in for a hard time in Auckland. While the sizes of the ground go against the batters, the speedsters should get the ball to swing, move and bounce early in the innings. There isn’t much turn on the bid for the spin bowlers, with the batsmen possible to target the smaller boundaries. Both sides will look to chase upon winning the toss, with 175 being par at this venue. The forecast is not decent again, with storms anticipated. We could well get a rain-abridged matter.
Hallelujah. Bangladesh got some grip on the odds when they got some early wickets and then making a good fist of the chase for the initial ten overs. New Zealand, the absolute favourites begin at the pre-match odds of 1.11, while the tourists are at 6.00.
For a change, we might be persuaded to have a bite at those big odds if they bat first. Formerly with wicket conditions, we’ve been concerned that they could get bowled, but Eden Park is decent for the batsmen. A parallel partnership from the second game upfront could see odds reduced. An exhausted game can also help decrease the gulf.