Published on January 7th, 2017 | by Guest Writer1
Preview: Bangladesh aim to win final match on tour
New Zealand v Bangladesh, 3rd T20I at Mount Maunganui
A 3-0 lost in ODI series and losing T20I series 2-0, Bangladesh has nothing to lose in 3rd and final T20I being played at Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh yet to find win on tour. Even they failed to impress their spectators in tour match against New Zealand XI.
New Zealand on other hand taking advantage of their home grounds and they would try to continue their winning stick in final T20I as well. There is also a chance where they can rest their Test specialists ahead of long season.
Bangladesh, even giving tough competition to hosts, unable to convert their efforts into win and they will try some changes in their playing XI resting mainstream players like Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Senior most captain Mashrafe Mortaza would also like to say good bye with a win in New Zealand.
Recent Form (completed matches)
New Zealand: WWLWW
Players to watch
Soumya Sarkar (BAN): A duck in first match and handy 39 in chase of nearly 200, Sarkar finds his form with his elegant shots consisting fours and sixes. No doubt he is one of the finest openers and would like to end the tour with fine knock.
Colin de Grandhomme (NZ): Useful unbeaten 41 at number 6 in first T20I, he is complete package for hosts. He has ability to take wickets as well at right time.