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Cricket Free Tips | Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2021: 1st T20I

Bangladesh Tigers will play New Zealand in the opener of a five-match T20I series today. Bangladesh is hard to defeat at home, as their recent 4-1 series triumph against Australia showed. Liton Das and Musfiqur Rahim have returned to the squad after missing the previous series. Both are excellent players who will boost the in-form Bangladeshi team’s advantage.

The tour will be challenging for the young New Zealand team. None of the players on this list is part of New Zealand’s ICC T20 World Cup roster in 2021. Their players will need to be adaptable here on the normal Bangladeshi surface, which is the polar opposite of what they are used to back home.


Temperatures will hover around 30 degrees Celsius with the possibility of rain. The humidity level will be in the high seventies.


The batsmen will have a difficult time tackling the bowlers on the slow surface. Going after the bowlers requires a higher degree of effort. Given the recent history of matches played here, anything above 130 is considered a match-winning total.


Probable Playing XIs
Mahmudullah (c), Musfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed
New Zealand:
Tom Latham (c&wk), Will Young, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Matt Henry


Bangladesh vs New Zealand – 1st T20I, Dream 11:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tom Latham (wk), Musfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mustafizur Rahman, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matt Henry, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam


Match winner

  • Bangladesh 

Winning the toss

  • Bangladesh 

Top Batsman

  • Bangladesh – Mahmudullah
  • New Zealand – Tom Latham

Top Bowler

  • Bangladesh – Mustafizur Rahman
  • New Zealand – Ajaz Patel

Most Sixes 

  • Bangladesh – Mahmudullah
  • New Zealand – Will Young

Player of the Match

  • Bangladesh – Mahmudullah

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Bangladesh – 150+
  • New Zealand – 130+


New Zealand’s roster is lacking in experience, and Bangladesh is a formidable opponent in their backyard. Bangladesh should win the first match of the series. Let’s enjoy the sensational match with Baji!

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