Match Preview –

New Zealand will face Bangladesh in the 5th T20I match of a 5-match series in Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on 10 September 2021. Bangladesh has comfortably clinched the series and have an unassailable lead of 3-1 against their visitors. New Zealand were seen struggling in the 4th T20I match, they would be looking to win the upcoming match for their pride. Bangladesh are looking in great form and will continue their dominance on the Black Caps.

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                          53

Matches won batting first        27

Matches won bowling first      26

Average 1st Inns scores         145

Average 2nd Inns scores        125

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. He is a wise choice from Bangladesh, for this category. He took a wicket behind the stumps in the last match.

Matches – 126

Runs – 1782

Average – 23.14

2) Tom Blundell – He’s a brash wicketkeeper-batsman with a wide range of sweeps in his arsenal. He has played excellent innings in this series.

Matches – 55

Runs – 1047

Average – 23.79

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 smashed 43 runs in the last match.

Matches – 101

Runs – 1748

Average – 24.27

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 – 40

Runs – 496

Average – 16.53

3) Will Young – The right-handed batsman is a talented hard hitting player from his team. He made 46 crucial runs in the last match and is expected to give such a performance in the upcoming matches.

Matches – 79

Runs – 1863

Average – 27.00

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, he scored 29 runs in the last match.

Matches – 66

Runs – 1631

Average – 28.12

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. He took 4 wickets in the last match with his deadly bowling spells.

Matches – 153

Wickets – 205

Economy – 7.17

2) Ajaz Patel – The slow left arm orthodox bowler is a successful bowler from his squad who proved deadly for Bangladesh in the last match. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 6

Wickets – 9

Economy – 4.40

3) Mohammad Saifuddin – The pace-bowling allrounder whose attitude, mental make-up and impressive performances have benefitted Bangladesh cricket on multiple instances.  He took a wicket in the last match and has been consistent so far in this series.

Matches – 25

Wickets – 26

Economy – 8.48

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. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 83

Runs – 964

Average – 19.67

Wickets – 73

Economy – 7.10

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 – 88

Runs – 1763

Average – 22.89

Wickets – 106

Economy – 6.73

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.

Matches – 26

Runs – 321

Average – 15.28

Wickets – 24

Economy – 7.24

Predicted Playing 11


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

New Zealand

 Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Hamish Bennett, Ben Sears

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