Bangladesh opt to bowl first in 2nd T20 vs New Zealand

Published: 30 Mar 2021

Online Desk

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second T20 of the three-match series against New Zealand on Tuesday at Napier.

The visitors have lost the first game by 66 runs. So this match is a chance for the Tigers to keep the series alive. The third and final match of this series will take place on April 1, reports UNB.

Mushfiqur Rahim, the wicketkeeper-batsman of Bangladesh, who missed the first game of the series, is also unavailable in the second game for a shoulder injury.

Bangladesh made a change to the playing XI replacing Mustafizur Rahman with Taskin Ahmed who bowled well in the ODI series.

There is the possibility of rain during this game, and that is why the Bangladesh captain opted to bowl first under the overcast condition.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Adam Milne