NZ vs BAN Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for 5th T20 of New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022

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NZ vs BAN: The fifth match of the New Zealand T20 Tri-Series 2022 will be played between New Zealand and Bangladesh on 12th October 2022. Pakistan, Bangladesh, and New Zealand are engaging in the Tri-Series. Currently, the Black Caps are leading the points table with 2 wins out of 3 games played so far. 

New Zealand lost the opening game against Pakistan but bounced back quickly. They defeated Bangladesh and Pakistan in two successive games and went right to the top of the points table. Their batting has improved in the last couple of games. Devon Conway is in exceptional form at the moment and it will be the biggest positive for the Black Caps in the T20 World Cup ahead. 

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has been below par in the tournament. They lost all the games they played. The batting department has failed to show up in all three matches. With the T20 World Cup being just days away, Bangladesh’s form is a major concern for them. 

Match Details for NZ vs BAN

Series: New Zealand T20 Tri-Series 2022

Date: 12th October 2022 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:30 AM IST

Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Live Streaming: Amazon Prime

Pitch Report for NZ vs BAN

The pitch at Hagley Oval is favoring the batting side more compared to the bowlers. However, bowlers are not completely ruled out. The slow nature of the surface will help the ball grip better. Hence, bowling first would be the wise choice for the captains. 

Probable Playing XI

New Zealand

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner


Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (wicket-keeper), Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam

Match Predictions for NZ vs BAN

New Zealand is the probable winner of this game. They have displayed a complete team performance. The batters are finding their rhythm at the right time. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is scattering as a unit. The batting department, especially the middle order, needs to perform well. Overall, a fair contest is likely to play out.

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