ICC WT20 2016: Bangladesh vs New Zealand – Probable XI
After winning first three matches in WT20 2016 Super 10 stage (Group 2), New Zealand has already secured their place in the semi-final of the tournament. Now they will play against Bangladesh in their last group match of Super 10 stage on Saturday afternoon at Kolkata.
On the other hand, Bangladesh are already ruled out from this tournament after suffering defeats in their first 3 Super 10 stage matches. The New Zealand game will be their final game in this tournament.
Before the start of the tournament, New Zealand was not a hot favourite for the tournament. But after the first three games, they are now looking a hot favourite with a good spirit. The team has a well-balanced side for T20I cricket. It looks like New Zealand will go with the same team in their last Super 10 stage of the tournament.
On the other hand, despite showing a good spirit against the world class teams, Bangladesh failed to manage a win in the super 10 stage of the tournament. The most heartbreaking for them in the ongoing tournament was the defeat against India by just 1 run while they could have easily won the match at one stage. Though they have no chance to qualify for the semi-final of the tournament, they need a win against New Zealand to end the tournament on a high note.
In their previous meetings in T20I, New Zealand have won all the 3 matches against Bangladesh. However, they only met once in WT20 in 2012 which New Zealand won by 59 runs.
Bangladesh probable XI: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rehman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shuvagata Hom, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand probable XI: Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliot, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ish Sodhi
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