Bangladesh to Field First Against Hosts New Zealand in Second Twenty20 Game

Fri Dec 29 2023
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MOUNT MAUNGANUI, Bangladesh: On Friday in Mount Maunganui, Bangladesh, after winning the toss once again, opted to field first against hosts New Zealand in the second match of their three-game Twenty20 international series.

Two days ago in Napier, Bangladesh claimed a resounding victory in the first T20 game by unleashing their bowlers, securing a five-wicket win after opting to bowl first against the Black Caps. Another win for Bangladesh would mark their inaugural series triumph on New Zealand soil in any format. Despite the Black Caps’ recent 2-1 victory in the home one-day international series, Bangladesh emerged victorious in their last two white-ball encounters in New Zealand. T

heir triumph began with a historic ODI win, followed by a commanding performance in Wednesday’s opening T20 match.

However, Bangladesh faced a change due to an injury, replacing opener Litton Das with Shamim Hossain, while New Zealand maintained an unchanged lineup. The series will culminate with the third and final T20 clash at Mount Maunganui on Sunday, where the Black Caps, preparing for the upcoming Test series against South Africa and Australia, are resting their white-ball skipper Kane Williamson. The lineups for the teams are as follows:

New Zealand: Tim Seifert, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (capt), Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears

Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto (capt), Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

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