Match Preview –

New Zealand will be up against Bangladesh in the 3rd T20I match of a 5-match series in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on 5 September 2021. Bangladesh gained a 2-0 series lead over New Zealand, but had to work much harder for it this time, prevailing by four runs after successfully defending a score of 141/6. New Zealand put up a significantly greater fight, but although losing just five wickets, they were unable to chase down their target of 142 on this  challenging batting surface.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is favorable for batting and is best suited for pacers.

Chance of light rain with temperatures at 32-33 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

 Total matches                      51

Matches won batting first      26

Matches won bowling first     25

Average 1st Inns scores       147

Average 2nd Inns scores      126

Highest total recorded          211/4 (20 Ov) by BAN vs WI

Lowest total recorded          60/10 (16.5 Ov) by NZ vs BAN

Highest score chased          194/4 (16.4 Ov) by SL vs BAN

Lowest score defended       127/9 (20 Ov) by BAN vs AUS

Top 2 Wicketkeeper pick

 1) Nurul Hasan – The right-handed batsman is an experienced player in this format. He has the potential to contribute crucial runs in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 124

Runs – 1774

Average – 23.34

2) Tom Blundell – He’s a brash wicketkeeper-batsman with a wide range of sweeps in his arsenal. He wasn’t in his best shape in the last 2 matches but has potential to play good innings in the upcoming match.

Matches – 53

Runs – 1013

Average – 23.55

Top 4 Batsman picks

1) Mahmudullah – He is a strong right-handed batsman who can drive the ball imperiously through the covers. He is also an all-rounder who bats in the middle order and bowls clean off spin. His team can bank on his shoulders for another victory. He made 37 runs in the last match.

Matches – 99

Runs – 1702

Average – 23.97

2) Colin de Grandhomme – The right-handed batsman has been playing in great form in the past few matches. He is a wise pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 38

Runs – 496

Average – 17.10

3) Will Young – The right-handed batsman is a talented hard hitting player from his team. He made 22 crucial runs in the last match and is expected to give such a performance in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 77

Runs – 1797

Average – 26.82

4) Mohammad Naim Sheikh – The left-handed batsman has glamour to his batting. He uses his hand-eye coordination quite well against the quicks. He is a wise choice for the upcoming match as he scored 39 hard hitting runs in the last match.

Matches – 64

Runs – 1589

Average – 28.37

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Mustafizur Rahman – The right arm fast bowler is a talented player who bowls with a sling action and his current form makes him a wise pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 151

Wickets – 200

Economy – 7.20

2) Ben Sears – The right arm medium fast bowler can give the ball a good rip as he has delivered excellent bowling performances in the past few matches.

Matches – 13

Wickets – 15

Economy – 7.13

3) Hamish Bennett – The right-arm medium fast bowler’s pace has proven to be very beneficial for his team as he took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 76

Wickets – 69

Economy – 7.89

4) Mohammad Saifuddin – The pace-bowling allrounder whose attitude, mental make-up and impressive performances have benefitted Bangladesh cricket on multiple instances.  Matches – 82

Wickets – 107

Economy – 7.86

Top 3 All-rounder picks

 1) Mahedi Hasan – The right-handed batsman and right-arm off break bowler has a unique style of bowling that baffles even the most experienced batsman. His exceptional skills and techniques will benefit his team in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 81

Runs – 963

Average – 20.06

Wickets – 71

Economy – 7.11

2) Shakib Al Hasan – The left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler has been consistent with his performance. He has proved valuable for his team on countless occasions.

Matches – 338

Runs – 5426

Average – 20.47

Wickets – 385

Economy – 6.85

3) Rachin Ravindra- The right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler is a hard-hitting batsman and dynamic bowler with great wicket-taking skills. He is a must-pick for the upcoming match.

Matches – 24

Runs – 301

Average – 15.84

Wickets – 23

Economy – 7.70

Predicted Playing 11


 Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed

 New Zealand

 Tom Latham, Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Matt Henry, Hamish Bennett, Ajaz Patel, Cole McConchie

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