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NZ vs BAN Match Prediction- Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And Bangladesh? New Zealand Tri Series 2022, 3rd T20I. New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I match of the tri series is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 9th October 2022 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

In the 1st T20I, there was criticism around an insipid batting performance from Pakistan, but Bangladesh topped it with one even limper and succumbed to a clinical 21-run defeat in Christchurch, on Friday. Mohammad Rizwan, as you might expect, was the architect behind the 167 Pakistan put up, stroking an unbeaten 78 off 50.

Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty
Mohammad Rizwan. PC- AFP-Getty

But if they felt they were a few runs short, their bowlers bailed them out by shutting Bangladesh out of the contest entirely. Nurul Hasan’s side found themselves behind the rate immediately, never to recover, and a middle-order collapse extinguished any hopes they harboured of an unlikely chase. Mohammad Wasim put the final touches on Pakistan’s win as Bangladesh staggered to 146 in the tri-series opening fixture.

Pakistan 167 for 5 (Rizwan 78*, Masood 31, Taskin 2-25) beat Bangladesh 146 for 8 (Yasir Ali 42*, Litton 35, Wasim 3-24, Nawaz 2-25) by 21 runs

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss in the 2nd match of the tri series between Pakistan and New Zealand and the hosts decided to bat first. After beating Bangladesh in the tournament opener, Pakistan continued their winning run against hosts New Zealand in the ongoing T20 tri-series.

Pakistan have defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the tri-series match on Saturday. They restricted NZ to 147/8 in 20 overs with Haris Rauf being the pick of the bowlers. They reached the target in the 19th over with Babar Azam scoring a half-century.

Haris Rauf
Haris Rauf Image Credits: Twitter

If it was bowlers who set the match for Pakistan, then their skipper Babar Azam (79 not out) finished things off as they defeated New Zealand by six wickets. Pakistan chased down the target in 18.2 overs. Earlier, Haris Rauf’s three wickets in the penultimate over derailed New Zealand’s momentum as they only managed to score 147/8. Haris Rauf (3/28), Mohammad Wasim Jr. (2/20), and Mohammad Nawaz (2/44) were excellent with the ball for Pakistan.

New Zealand: 147 for 8 in 20 overs (Devon Conway 36, Kane Williamson 31, Mark Chapman 32; Haris Rauf 3/38, Wasim jr 2/20, Nawaz 2/44) lost to Pakistan: 149 for 4 in 19.2 overs (Babar Azam 79 not out, Shadab Khan 34; Tickner 2/42, Boult 1/22)

NZ, BAN, PAK Tri Series 2022
NZ, BAN, PAK Tri Series 2022 Photo Credit: (Twitter/BlackCaps)

NZ vs BAN Match Preview, New Zealand Tri Series 2022

Mitchell Santner will play the game after missing the first match. Dane Cleaver has been named as the replacement for Daryl Mitchell in this Tri series. Daryl Mitchell is ruled out due to injury. The rest of the team is expected to remain the same for NZ. NZ’s Daryl Mitchell sustained the blow to his right hand while batting in the nets, while an X-ray later revealed a fracture to his fifth metacarpal (pinkie finger).

Daryl Mitchell
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NZ predicted playing 11- Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips,  James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi/Adam Milne

Bangladesh’s problem with quality pace continues to exist and it was visible in the game against Pakistan. They just don’t have any clue about hitting the faster bowlers, and even their experienced and in-form batsmen have been pretty mediocre, to say the least. They are up against New Zealand who have one of the best fast bowling attacks, and with NZ welcoming Mitchell Santner into the team, the game could very well be one-way traffic.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan who was rested in the game against Pakistan will be back in place of Sabbir Rahman. Mehidy Hasan Miraz will continue to open the innings along with complementing Shakib Al Hasan in the spin bowling. Ebadot Hossain might play ahead of Hasan Mahmud as the latter didn’t bowl well in the first game.

BAN Predicted Playing 11- Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz,  Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Ebadot Hossain/Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

NZ vs BAN Match Prediction- Who Will Win The Match Between New Zealand And Bangladesh? New Zealand Tri Series 2022, 3rd T20I

Bangladesh performed poorly in Asia Cup 2022, where they lost to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and were eliminated from the group stage itself. Prior to that, they lost against the likes of Pakistan, West Indies and even Zimbabwe. After Asia Cup 2022, they won against minnows UAE, but given their track record, recent performances and results against New Zealand, the Kiwis will start as favourites.

New Zealand, on the other hand, played against minnows Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands and the inconsistent West Indies and won all series. They won all matches except the last one against the Windies. They have suffered a setback with key player Daryl Mitchell injured, but they still remain favourites to win this tri series.