Pitch Condition:

Eden Park, Auckland

This is one of the most batting-friendly wickets of the Newzealand with short boundaries. Newzealand can score easily in the vicinity of 200 if they bats first. They had even chased down the target of 180 in 15.2 overs against Windies in a 16 overs match in the 2nd last match at this ground.

The Australian team had chased down the target of 245 in 18.2 overs at this ground.

Fantasy Tips: 

  1. Make your small league team by assuming one-sided victory of Newzealand.
  2. Fin Allen and H Bennett will be good captains in the GL.

Newzealand Team Preview:

They have won both the matches in a one-sided manner. They can rest Ish Sodhi in this game in order to give chance to Todd Astle. Lockie Ferguson is also expected to play this game in place of any 1 pace bowler after getting a rest in the last match. The team will be happy to see some big inning from the bat of talented youngster Finn Allen.

Probable 11:

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips(RAO), Mark Chapman(LAO), Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi(Leg-Spin)/Todd Astle, H Bennett/L Ferguson.

Glen Phillips can bowl a good amount of overs again against the left-handers(Soumya Sarkar, M Naim, and Afif Hossain).

Expected Death Overs: T Southee and H Bennett

Team Breakup: 

Main Batters: Devon Conway (wk), Martin Guptill, Fin Allen, W Young, and G Phillips

Main Spinners: Ish Sodhi(top wicket-taker of the last T20I series and of the first match)

Main Pacers:  T Southee and L Ferguson

Performance in the last match:

  1. Martin Guptill: 35, 21
  2.  Finn Allen: 0, 17
  3. Devon Conway (wk): 92, 15
  4. Will Young: 53, 14
  5. Glenn Phillips(RAO): 24+5/0(1), 58+20/1(3)
  6. Mark Chapman(LAO): 9/0(1), 7
  7. Daryl Mitchell: 21/0(2), 34
  8. Tim Southee (capt): 34/1(4), 21/2(4)
  9. Ish Sodhi(Leg-Spin): 28/4(4), 34/0(3)
  10. L Ferguson: 25/2(4)
  11. H Bennett: 20/1(4), 31/2(3)
  12. A Milne: 34/2(3 )

Bangladesh Team Preview:

They are not known as a good T20 team and they even lack power hitters in their team. They have lost both the matches. Their batsmen played well in the last game and that was the only positive for their team in this series. M Naim has batted well in both the matches while Soumya Sarkar looked in his old self in the last match.

M Rahim(if fit) will most probably replace Liton Das in the playing11.

Probable 11:

Liton Das/Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (capt), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman/Taskin Ahmed/Rubel Hossain, Shoriful Islam

Expected Death Overs: Mustafizur Rahman and M Saifuddin

Team Breakup:

Main Batters: M Naim, Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah

Main Spinners: Mahedi Hasan and Nasum Ahmed

Main Pacers: Mustafizur Rahman and M Saifuddin

Players performance in the first match:

  1. Liton Das: 4, 6
  2. Mohammad Naim: 27, 38
  3. Soumya Sarkar: 5, 51
  4. Mohammad Mithun: 4, 1
  5. Mahmudullah (capt)(RAO): 11, 21
  6. Afif Hossain(RAO): 45, 2
  7. Mahedi Hasan(RAO): 0+37/1(4), 12+45/2(4)
  8. Mohammad Saifuddin: 33+43/0(4), 3+35/1(3)
  9. Nasum Ahmed(LAO): 30/2(4), 25/0(4)
  10. Mustafizur Rahman: 48/0(4)
  11. Shoriful Islam: 50/0(4), 16/1(3)
  12. Taskin Ahmed: 49/1(4)

Top Captaincy Choices:

  1. M Guptill
  2. D Conway
  3. T Southee
  4. L Ferguson
  5. Ish Sodhi

 

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