BD to play dead-rubber against NZ Saturday

BD to play dead-rubber against NZ Saturday


Dhaka – Bangladesh will play their Group-2 dead-rubber against New Zealand in the Super-10 stage of the ICC World Twenty20 at iconic Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Saturday.The Tigers last battle in the 6th edition scheduled to start at 3:30 Bangladesh time. Bangladesh never tasted victory in the shortest format of cricket against New Zealand in their previous two encounters.New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 59 runs in their first meeting in the World T20, Sri Lanka, 2012 and by 15-runs in Mirpur in November 2013.

Bangladesh eliminated from the race conceding three successive defeats in the super-10 stage against Pakistan, Australia and India respectively by 55-run, 3-wicket and 1 run. The Bengal Tigers reached in the Super-10 stage as Group-A champion with unbeaten record while New Zealand got the direct entry.The Tigers started their tournament campaign with 8-run win against Netherlands, shared match point with Ireland as the match at Dharamsala was washed out due to persistent rain and defeated ICC associate Oman by 54-run in the last match.On the other hand, New Zealand have already confirmed their semifinal berth and maintaining the top slot in the table with three successive victories.New Zealand started their campaign upsetting host India by 47 runs, denied Australia by 8 runs and Pakistan by 22 runs.Bangladesh squad: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shabbir Rahaman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al Amin Hossain, Saqlain Sajib, Shuvagata Hom, Abu Haider Rony and Nurul Hasan Sohan.New Zealand squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.(UNB)


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