Tom Latham, Bangladesh vs New Zealand Prediction
Tom Latham. Image Credits: Twitter

BAN vs NZ- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets: 2nd T20I, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2021. The way a second-string New Zealand team lost the first T20 international against Bangladesh on Wednesday, it doesn’t look like they can make a comeback in the series. New Zealand were bundled for just 60 runs in the first of the five-match T20 International series against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Bangladesh vs New Zealand
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On a difficult pitch to bat on, young New Zealand batters found it extremely hard to counter the spin and uneven bounce of the surface. The top four comprising of Tom Blundell (2), Rachin Ravindra (0), Will Young (5), and Colin de Grandhomme (1) went back to the pavilion inside fours over.

At 9 for 4, Henry Nicholls joined hands with Tom Latham and led some sort of recovery. The duo added 34 runs for the fifth wicket before Saifuddin broke the partnership in the 11th over. He took the wicket of Latham (18 off 25) before sending back Henry Nicholls (18 off 24) in his next over to leave New Zealand in complete disarray. Muztafizur then ran through New Zealand tailenders to bundle them out for just 60 runs.

New Zealand sensed a little hope in the second innings after sending both the Bangladesh openers inside three overs. New Zealand, however, didn’t find much success after that as Shakib Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim got the team back on track. The duo added 30 runs for the third wicket and took the total to 37 before Shakib got out off Rachin Ravindra in the 10th over.

Shakib Al Hasan
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Bangladesh needed 24 more runs and they chased it down with no further loss. Mushfiqur Rahim played a sensible knock of 16 runs off 26 balls, while skipper Mahmudullah scored 14 off 22 balls.

The second T20 international will be played on 3rd September 2021 at Shere Bangla Stadium. Ahead of the important game, here’s a look at some key stats which matter:

BAN vs NZ- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets: 2nd T20I, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh 2021

Bangladesh
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Head to Head Records

Stats Matches NZ Won BAN Won Draw
Overall 11 10 1 0
Shere Bangla National Stadium 2 1 1 0
In the last five matches 5 4 1 0

Venue Records (Records at Shere Bangla National Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 50
Matches won batting first 25
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

Toss Prediction for 2nd T20

Given how the game in the first T20, the team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

New Zealand: WWWWL

Bangladesh: WWLWW

(Players’ form)

New Zealand: 

  • Batting
Player Matches Runs Average
Tom Blundell 1 2 (6) 2
Rachin Ravindra 1 0 (1) 0
Will Young 1 5(11) 5
Colin de Grandhomme 1 1(4) 1
Tom Latham 1 18(25) 18
Henry Nicholls 1 18(24) 18
McConchie 1 0(3) 0

Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the second T20 international: Colin de Granhomme, Tom Latham or Henry Nicholls.

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Best bowling figures
Ajaz Patel 1 1 1 for 7 in 4 overs
Cole McConchie 1 1 1 for 19 in 4 overs
Rachin Ravindra 1 1 1 for 21 in 4 overs
Jacob Duffy 1 0 0 for 3 in 1 over
Doug Bracewell 1 0 0 for 3 in 1 over
Blair Tickner 1 0 0 for 9 runs in 1 over

Who will pick the most wickets for New Zealand in the second T20I: Ajaz Patel or Cole McChonchie 

Bangladesh: 

  • Batting
Player Matches Runs Average
M Naim 1 1 (6) 1
Liton Das 1 1 (3) 1
Shakib Al Hasan 1 25 (33) 25
Mushfiqur Rahim 1 16 (26) 16
Mahmudullah 1 14 (22) 14

Who will score the most runs for Bangladesh in the second T20: Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, or M Rahim. 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Best bowling figures
Mahedi Hasan 1 1  1 for 15 in 4 overs
Nasum Ahmed 1 2 2 for 5 in 2 overs
Shakib Al Hasan 1 2 2 for 10 in 4 overs
Mustafizur 1 3 3 for 13 in 4 over
Mahmudullah 1 0 0 for 8 in 2 overs
Saifuddin 1 2  2 for 7 in 2 overs

Who will pick the most wickets for Bangladesh in the second T20 international: Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, or Nasum Ahmed