NZ vs Ban 1er T20I

Match Analysis

A streak of bad overs with the ball coupled with a batting collapse doomed them to another heavy defeat

If Bangladesh gave a glimpse of its international future on Sunday, fans are probably better off looking away. In their first game without Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan in over 14 years, they crashed in a big loss to a confident New Zealand side.

Two of those absent – Shakib and Iqbal – were out of Bangladesh’s plans well in advance. Shakib did not come on this tour as Iqbal was only available for ODIs. Rahim withdrew due to multiple injuries to his left shoulder and finger, sustained during the third ODI a few days ago. Ultimately, it’s up to Captain Mahmudullah to rally the young team around him.