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Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, ICC World T20 Group D match at Pallekele

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, ICC World T20 Group D match at Pallekele

New Zealand’s warm-up campaign was also disappointing as they lost both their matches © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Colombo: Sep 21, 2012

 

New Zealand take on Bangladesh in the fifth match of the World T20 tournament at Pallekele International Stadium in Colombo on Friday.

 

Two giant-killers who have a reputation of disturbing set calculations will be up against each other when New Zealand and Bangladesh clash in their opening Group D match of the World Twenty20 on Friday.

 

Both Bangladesh and New Zealand are known to raise the bar when it comes to performing at major ICC events and it would be interesting to see which of the two manages to go a notch higher in the one-on-one battle.

 

New Zealand’s build up to the event has been far from ideal as three of their key players, including inspirational former skipper Daniel Vettori and pacer Tim Southee, have been laid low by gastroenteritis.

 

The Kiwis’ warm-up campaign was also disappointing as they lost both their matches. It has been a far from ideal stay in the island nation so far for them but New Zealand’s cricketers are well known for fighting through the odds and put up creditable performances.

 

Led by an in-form and explosive Ross Taylor, the Kiwis seem a decent Twenty20 side with hard-hitting stars such Brendon McCullum and veteran all-rounder Jacob Oram.

 

Bangladesh, on the other hand, are sprightly mixes which lost one and won one practice game heading into the big event.

 

Most of the team’s players are in their early 20s and what could work to their advantage is the comfort of the playing in home-like conditions.

 

Teams

 
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam

New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (wk), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor (c), Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills

 

Click here for the live scorecard & ball-by-ball commentary of today’s T20 match

 

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