Watch Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights today on January 8, 2017. New Zealand vs Bangladesh cricket highlights of third Twenty20 International game played at Mount Maunganui. BAN vs NZ highlights today. This game brings a possibility of Bangladesh to suffer a complete washout in a row, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20 matches respectively. Only hope in this last T20 match for Bangladesh lies in the fact that New Zealand would play without some of its key players. There is a possibility that Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult or Colin de Grandhomme; among the key batsmen, might be off the game this time and Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson could be the ones among the bowlers.
Bangladesh is likely to work on some reshuffle to enhance the chances of a win in this last T20 match. Among the players who could get rest are Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan while Mashrafe Mortaza might be a possible inclusion into the team.
For some time, Bangladesh seems to be at its worst, with having lost all 5 recently completed matches; as against just one loss for New Zealand in a similar comparison.
Soumya Sarkar’s batting performance in the last match with impressive fours and sixes definitely makes him one of the players to watch out for at Mount Maunganui. On the other side, Colin Munro is another batsman to follow, given his charming track record.
Tom Blundell might replace Luke Ronchi, who was injured before and George Worker could get a re-entry after over a year. On Bangladesh side, Shuvagata Hom and Taijul Islam have their chance to play first time during this tour.
The Mount Maunganui pitch conditions are more on the slower side and the weather forecast for the day is bright and sunny. Odds are clearly stacked up against Bangladesh in this match, even going by the fact that in the total six matches between Bangladesh and New Zealand, Bangladesh has never managed to defeat New Zealand in a single T20I.