After registering a historic T20I series win over Australia, the Bangladesh cricket team will welcome New Zealand for a five-match T20I series, starting from September 1 to September 10. All matches will be played at the Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
This will be New Zealand’s first tour of Bangladesh since 2013. However, the two teams met earlier this year when the Tigers toured the country. The Black Caps completed a 3-0 series whitewash in the limited-overs series.
While New Zealand haven’t played T20 cricket since their final T20I against Bangladesh - Apr 1, 2021- Bangladesh are coming on the back of a 4-1 series win over Australia. They will be roaring in confidence as star players like Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das, who missed the Australia series, are back in the team.
As for the Kiwis, Tom Latham will lead the team in the absence of skipper Kane Williamson. The likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Martin Guptill have been rested as well. Matt Henry has been called up to the New Zealand squad as a replacement for opener Finn Allen, who tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20Is schedule, fixtures and live India match times
|Day and Date||Match||Time (IST)||Venue|
|Wednesday, September 1||Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20I||3:30 PM IST||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium|
|Friday, September 3||Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I||3:30 PM IST||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium|
|Sunday, September 5||Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I||3:30 PM IST||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium|
|Wednesday, September 8||Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 4th T20I||3:30 PM IST||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium|
|Friday, September 10||Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 5th T20I||3:30 PM IST||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium|
Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I squads
Bangladesh T20I squad: Mahmudullah (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Nasum Ahmed
New Zealand T20I squad: Tom Latham (captain), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young
Where to watch Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I series live in India?
Live streaming of the Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I series will be available on the FanCode app and the website. There will be no live telecast for the Bangladesh vs New Zealand T20I series.
Featured photo: AFP / Marty Melville