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New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Predicted XI, Fantasy Tips, and Live Streaming Details

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I Match Preview, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Predicted XI, Fantasy Tips, and Live Streaming Details
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The highly anticipated third T20I between New Zealand and Bangladesh is set to unfold at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, on December 31. The clash promises a thrilling encounter, with the match commencing at 12:00 AM GMT or 01:00 PM local time, as both teams aim to make a statement and secure victory in this exciting contest.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Match Preview

The second T20I between the teams was washed away. Bangladesh emerged victorious in the first T20I against New Zealand, taking the lead in the three-match series with a 1-0 advantage. Opting to bat first, Mitchell Santner’s team posted a total of 134/9, with James Neesham’s impressive 48 off 29 going in vain as the remaining batters failed to make significant contributions. The Bangladeshi bowlers, notably Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman, each claimed two wickets with an economy under 4, while Shoriful Islam, with an economy of 6.50, took three crucial wickets.

Najmul Hosain Shanto’s batting lineup had a solid start despite losing opener Rony Talukdar early. Litton Das, adding 42 runs after the initial setback, paved the way for Bangladesh’s successful chase. With contributions from the rest of the lineup, Bangladesh secured a five-wicket victory in 18.4 overs. Mahedi Hasan, for his exceptional bowling spell and scoring 19 runs with the bat, earned the well-deserved Player of the Match award. Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner showcased commendable bowling performances, taking one wicket each for 16 runs. As the series unfolds, both teams are set for an intense battle in the upcoming matches.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Weather Report

During the match at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, expect a temperature of 25°C with a RealFeel® of 27°C and RealFeel Shade™ at 24°C. The weather will be cloudy and humid, featuring occasional rain and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The maximum UV Index is moderate at 5. Wind is anticipated from the NNW at 13 km/h, with gusts reaching up to 44 km/h. The probability of precipitation stands at 61%, with an expected rainfall of 3.8 mm, including 3.8 mm of rain. Be prepared for changing weather conditions during the game.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Pitch Report

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, is known for its batting-friendly wicket, offering good pace and bounce. Bowlers may find assistance early on, but batsmen can capitalize on the true bounce as the match progresses.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Predicted XI

New Zealand: Finn Alenn, Tim Siefert (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Philips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (C), Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ben Sears

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

Dream11 Team for New Zealand vs Bangladesh

Tim Siefert, Litton Das (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Soumya Sarkar, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner (C), James Neesham, Afif Hossain, Ish Sodhi, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Where to Watch New Zealand vs Bangladesh?

BangladeshGreen TV, T Sports
New ZealandTV NZ Duke (Broadcast), TV NZ+ (OTT Platform)TV NZ+ (Free live-streaming)
IndiaFancode app, Fancode website
AustraliaKayo SportsKayo Sports
United KingdomTNT SportsDiscovery+ app