Bangladesh will hope a change in format brings a change in their fortunes against New Zealand after they were beaten 3-0 in the ODIs. While New Zealand will look to dominate the visitors in the T20I format as well. Bangladesh struggled to handle the fiery pace from New Zealand bowlers in the ODI series but it will be interesting to see how they change their strategy in a different format.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats:
100 – Martin Guptill will become only the 5th player to play 100 T20Is and would become the 2nd player from New Zealand after Ross Taylor to play 100 T20Is.
0 – Bangladesh have never won a T20I match against New Zealand so far. The two teams have faced each other 7 times (Faced each other two times in WT20 and one time played a 3 match T20I series in 2017).
25 – Mahmudullah needs 25 more runs to become only the 3rd Bangladesh player to score more than 1500 runs in T20Is.
1 – Devon Conway is the only NZ player to average more than 50 in the T20Is. He has scored 366 runs in 9 inns with three 50+ scores
2 – Last time when Mahmudullah played as captain in T20I series, Bangladesh ended up winning the series 2-0 against Zimbabwe in 2020.
70 – Bangladesh registered their lowest total (70) in T20Is against NZ in 2016 during WT20. Their 2nd lowest total in T20Is (78 all-out) also came against NZ only.
72 – NewZealand have won 69 T20Is so far (including super over win) and if they manage to win the series by 3-0 then they will win 72 T20Is and go past Australia who have won 71 T20Is and would equal South Africa in number of T20I wins.
Most T20Is won
Pakistan – 100
India – 91
South Africa – 72
Australia – 71
New Zealand – 69*