The fortune of both Bangladesh and New Zealand cricket teams in 2016 world t20 is already decided as both teams are coming from playing 3-3 games in the event so far. Kiwis have won three matches to top ICC WT20 points table whereas Bangladesh is on the bottom in group-2 points tally. Hence Blackcaps will play semi-final after this match whereas Bangla Tigers will return to home.
Bangladesh cricket team would never forget the previous match against India which they eventually lost by their own wish. They were on the line and almost won it but Bangladesh failed to capitalized on crucial moments in the end and lost 3 wickets on the very last three balls of inning. Tigers did everything right and restricted strong Indian batting line-up on 146 in 20 overs.
The Bangla Tigers almost reached the target but just couldn’t hold it. Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib-Al-Hasan were terrific against India and scored crucial runs in the chase. But failed to finish off things and faced 1 run lost against hosts. There is nothing to loss for Bangladesh against New Zealand, hence they can play their game and maybe register a win in the second group of super-10 in world t20.
On the other hand, New Zealand cricket team will be looking to enter in the semi-finals by winning this match and remain their 100% record in this twenty20 world cup. The good thing about this Blackcaps team is that they are not playing with their prime bowlers Boult and Southee in the event and still managed to beat top teams in the group like India, Australia and Pakistan.
Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi have bowlers very well in the event so far and will be looking to do the same again versus Bangladesh. They pair has really made struggled to opposition and can do the damage against Bangladesh too. Batting has been doing great as opener Martin Guptill is in good form and scoring runs at the good pace.
Kane Williamson (C), Grant Elliott, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.
New Zealand will be favorites to win and they have got 60 percent winning chances over Bangladesh in the 28th game of twenty20 cricket world cup 2016.