Recent Match Report – New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st T20I 2020/21

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Visitors also presented T20I caps to left arm seamstress Shoriful Islam and left arm spinner Nasum Ahmed.

New Zealand chose to beat vs Bangladesh

Tim Southee won the draw and chose to beat Bangladesh first in the first of three T20I Series matches in Hamilton.

“It was a great one-day run, but it’s a change of format and a change of personnel,” Southee said in the draw as New Zealand made their T20I debut at Finn Allen and Will Young, Devon Conway assuming wicket keeper duties.

Bangladesh also presented T20I caps to left arm seamstress Shoriful Islam and left arm spinner Nasum Ahmed. Mushfiqur Rahim, meanwhile, missed the game with a shoulder injury.

“I would have bowled first because it looks like a dry wicket,” said their captain Mahmudullah. “A different format could bring us a change of fortune, but we have to play well.”

Bangladesh have yet to beat New Zealand in T20I, having lost all seven games they have played against New Zealand.

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Devon Conway (wk), 4 Will Young, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 Mark Chapman, 7 Daryl Mitchell, 8 Tim Southee (capt), 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Hamish Bennett

Bangladesh: 1 1 Liton Das (wk), 2 Mohammad Naim, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mohammad Mithun, 5 Mahmudullah (captain), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Mohammad Saifuddin, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Hemant Brar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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