Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh vs New Zealand Prediction
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Bangladesh vs New Zealand Today Match Prediction, 2nd T20I. Bangladesh have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20 series after beating New Zealand by 7 wickets in the first T20 game on Wednesday. A second-string New Zealand team were bundled out for just 60 runs in the first innings and after winning the toss and batting first.

Lack of experience of playing in subcontinent conditions made New Zealand batters tough as they found it extremely tough to counter spin and uneven bounce. Both the New Zealand openers, Tom Blundell (2) and Rachin Ravindra (0)  went back to the pavilion inside three overs.

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The numbers three and four, Will Young (5) and Colin de Grandhomme (1) too followed soon as Blackcaps found themselves reeling at 9 for 4 in 4 overs.

Experienced campaigners, Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham tried to lead New Zealand’s recovery. The dup added 34 runs for the fifth wicket before Latham became Saifuddin’s first wicket of the match. The Bangladesh seamer got rid of both Latham (18 off 25) and Nicholls (18 off 24)in his two consecutive overs to leave New Zealand in tatters.

Muztafizur then ran through New Zealand tailenders to bundle them out for just 60 runs.

New Zealand applied spin from the very first over of the second innings and got rewarded as well.  Both the Bangladesh openers went back into the hut inside the first three overs. However, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim denied New Zealand from taking control of the game as the duo added 30 runs for the third wicket.

Shakib lost his wicket after scoring 25 in the 10 over but had done the damage by then. Mushfiqur Rahim (16 off 26) and Mahmudullah (14 off 22) then stitched a 25-run partnership to guide Bangladesh to a seven-wicket win.

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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:

Bangladesh vs New Zealand Today Match Prediction, 2nd T20I

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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