New Zealand's players on the team’s tour of Bangladesh haven't been so productive so far as the team is trailing behind in the series 1-3. The five-match series' last match will be played in the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Friday, 10th of September. The Underdogs have performed well so far and has won the series against the Kiwis given they have an advantage as they are playing in their home ground.
Even though Bangladesh won 2 matches straight, the Black Caps won the third match, incredibly crushing the Tigers on just 76 with 2 balls remaining. Coming to the fourth test, New Zealand failed to commence a win, and the upper hand is still in the hands of the host.
The maximum and minimum temperature of Dhaka is 26 and 32, respectively, hence the temperature on the match day will revolve around 30-32 degrees with 71 percent humidity. The wind will be blowing at 13 km/hr, and the probability of rain is 57 percent.
The pitch at Sher-e-Bangla stadium provides great assistance to spinners as well as pacers. The pitch, being a slow one, will allow bowlers to play a great role in turning the tide of the match. While batsmen will struggle to put up a good score, chasing on the pitch will be a more difficult option; hence the toss winning team might bat first.
Predicted playing players of Bangladesh
Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Predicted playing players of New Zealand
Tom Blundell, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Latham (w/c), Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy
Bangladesh and New Zealand have played a total of 14 international T20 matches, out of which Bangladesh has won only 3 matches, and the rest of them have been won by New Zealand.
New Zealand's Key Players
Tom Latham: The left-handed batsmen has secured the position of the most run-scorer in this series so far and hence is expected to shine again on Thursday. Being an all-rounder, Latham has not only shown his batting skills but has also done well with the ball. Bowling at a good economy of just 5.25 in this series, he has also secured four wickets in the previous three matches.
Rachin Ravindra: Another left-handed batsman in the squad who opens up for his team has scored a total of 30 runs so far. Ravindra has not played any good knocks yet, so he bears the responsibility to show some good strokes in the upcoming match. More than that, he has taken 5 wickets so far in the series and is an unpredictable spinner.
Bangladesh's Key players
Shakib-Al-Hasan: The left-arm bowler and batsman is counted among the best players in international cricket. Hasan has so far played good cricket in the series with both bat and ball. Bowling at an economy rate of 5.25, this bowler will most-likely show the same set of skills in the following match.
Mahmudullah: The right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Bangladesh has scored 54 runs and is not limited to that, he has also taken a wicket in this series so far.