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The New Zealand cricket team will host Bangladesh in a three-match T20 International (T20I) series starting on Wednesday, December 27.

As per the New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20Is 2023 schedule, the first match will be played at the McLean Park in Napier.

The second and third T20Is will be hosted at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on December 29 and 31.

New Zealand will head into the T20I series after clinching the three-match ODI series 2-1 against Bangladesh.

Bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner will lead New Zealand after captain Kane Williamson was replaced from the T20I squad on precautionary grounds in order to have him ready for the upcoming Test series against South Africa and Australia.

Along with Williamson, fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has also been withdrawn from the squad due to medical advice and scheduling considerations.

World Cup star Rachin Ravindra and pacer Jacob Duffy have been added to the squad as replacements for Williamson and Jamieson.

The likes of Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi are some of the experienced faces included in New Zealand’s T20I squad.

On the other hand, the Bangladesh cricket team will aim to continue their winning momentum after registering their first-ever ODI win in Bangladesh in the final game.

The visitors will be led by Najmul Hossain Shanto while Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be Shanto’s deputy.

Wicketkeeper-batter Liton Das,  Soumya Sarkar, Mustafizur Rahman, Towhid Hridoy and Shoriful Islam will be some of the key players for Bangladesh in the upcoming three-match T20I series.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh head-to-head in T20I cricket

New Zealand have a dominant head-to-head record against Bangladesh in T20 Internationals. The Kiwis have won 14 of the 17 T20Is that they have played against Bangladesh. The Tigers have registered just three victories so far. 

The last time these two sides met, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh in both their meetings in a T20I tri-series in 2022.

Where to watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20Is 2023 live in India

Live streaming of the New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20Is 2023 will be available on Amazon Prime Video in India.

There will be no live telecast of the NZ vs BAN T20Is 2023 on any TV channel in India.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20I 2023 schedule and live match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Venue

Time (IST)

Wednesday, December 27

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I

McLean Park, Napier

11:40 AM 

Friday, December 29

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2nd T20I

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

11:40 AM

Sunday, December 31

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 3rd T20I

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

5:30 AM 

New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20Is 2023 squads

New Zealand T20I squad: Mitchell Santner (captain), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Jacob Duffy, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert (wicket-keeper), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee

Bangladesh T20I squad: Najmul Hossain Shanto (captain), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (vice-captain), Liton Das (wicket-keeper), Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Afif Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Shoriful Islam, Tanvir Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Rony Talukdar

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