Bangladesh to Host New Zealand for 5 T20Is in September
New Zealand will visit Bangladesh to play a five-match T20 series between September 1 and 10. Dhaka’s Sher e Bangla Stadium will be the host venue for all five matches. The series has been planned as preparation for the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in the UAE and Oman between October 17 and November 14. The series in Bangladesh will end nine days before the start of the second leg of the IPL that is scheduled for 19th September.
|Schedule of New Zealand Tour of Bangladesh|
|August 24||New Zealand squad’s arrival in Bangladesh|
|August 29||Warm-up T20 game|
|September 1||First T20I|
|September 3||Second T20I|
|September 5||Third T20I|
|September 8||Fourth T20I|
|September 10||Fifth T20I|
NZ Tour of Bangladesh in 2013
New Zealand will be touring Bangladesh for the first time in eight years. When New Zealand last toured the country in 2013, the two sides played two Test matches, 3 0DIs and a T20I game. The Test series ended in a stalemate. While the ODI series was won 3-0 by Bangladesh, the one-off T20I match went New Zealand’s way.
Bangladesh Tours of New Zealand
In the interim years, Bangladesh have toured New Zealand twice. In 2016, they went on a full tour while earlier year they visited New Zealand for a white-ball series. In March and April 2021, Bangladesh lost all of the ODIs and T20Is played. In all Bangladesh have played seven T20Is versus New Zealand in New Zealand and have ended up on the losing side on every occasion, including a one-off game in 2010.
Bangladesh Beat Australia 4-1 in T20I Home Series in August
Bangladesh recently hosted Australia for a five-match T20 series. They won the series 4-1, registering their first-ever series victory against Australia. While Australia fielded a second-string team without the likes of Warner, Smith, Labuschagne and Cummins, Bangladesh missed the services of Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. As it transpired, all five games were low-scoring affairs.
In the first match, Bangladesh batted first and scored 131/7 before bowling out the visitors for 108. In the second one, Australia batted first and scored 121/7. The hosts managed to chase down the target with 5 wickets and two overs to spare. In the third game, Bangladesh batted first and scored 127/9 before restricting Australia to 117/4 in their allotted 20 overs. In the 4th match, Australia restricted Bangladesh to 104/9 before chasing down the target with 3 wickets and an over to spare. In the last game of the series, Bangladesh batted first and made 122/8. When Australia replied, they were bowled out for 62, their lowest T20I score.
England Tour of Bangladesh Postponed to March 2023
England were due to tour Bangladesh for a white-ball series in September-October. The BCB and the ECB have agreed to postpone the tour to March 2023 as the itinerary clashes with the dates of the IPL.
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