NZ vs BAN Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for 3rd T20I Match

Match Preview:

Brace yourselves, cricket fans, for a fiery clash on New Year’s eve! Mount Maunganui’s picturesque Bay Oval sets the stage for a T20 showdown between the Black Caps and the ever-resilient Tigers of Bangladesh. After claiming the first T20I in Napier, Bangladesh will be roaring with confidence, while New Zealand seeks redemption on home soil.

The Black Caps boast an impressive T20 record, but recent stumbles have left them wounded. Martin Guptill’s bat remains a silent threat, while Tim Seifert’s fiery form promises fireworks. Their bowling spearhead, Tim Southee, will need to find his rhythm early against the Bangladeshi onslaught.

Bangladesh, riding a wave of momentum, presents a formidable challenge. Litton Das’s blistering century in the first match is still fresh in everyone’s mind, and Shakib Al Hasan’s tactical acumen keeps the opposition guessing. Their spin twins, Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam, will weave a web of mystery on the Mount Maunganui wicket.

The Bay Oval’s bouncy pitch favors pace, but the unpredictable sea breeze could introduce an element of swing. Both teams will need to adapt quickly and capitalize on any advantage. It’s a clash of styles – New Zealand’s power against Bangladesh’s precision.

Will the Black Caps reclaim their T20 dominance on home turf? Or will Bangladesh roar into the new year with another stunning victory? Buckle up, cricket lovers, because this one promises to be a thriller!

Match Details:

  • Match: T20I, 3rd T20I (N), Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand
  • Date and Time: Saturday, December 31st, 2023, 4:00 PM NZDT (5:30 PM IST)
  • Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Probable Playing 11s for NZ vs BAN :

New Zealand Team Playing11:

  1. Finn Allen
  2. Martin Guptill
  3. Glenn Phillips (wk)
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Mitchell Santner (c)
  6. Michael Bracewell
  7. Mark Chapman
  8. Tim Southee
  9. Ish Sodhi
  10. Adam Milne
  11. Blair Tickner

Bangladesh Team Playing 11:

  1. Soumya Sarkar
  2. Liton Das (wk)
  3. Nazmul Hossain Shanto (c)
  4. Afif Hossain
  5. Shakib Al Hasan
  6. Mosaddek Hossain
  7. Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  8. Shoriful Islam
  9. Nasum Ahmed
  10. Taskin Ahmed
  11. Mustafizur Rahman

Injury and Availability Update Report for NZ vs BAN

New Zealand:

  • No significant injury concerns reported.
  • All players are expected to be available for selection.


  • Soumya Sarkar (illness): Missed the previous match due to illness, but is expected to be available for selection. His inclusion will be confirmed closer to the match.
  • Taskin Ahmed (ankle): Had a minor ankle niggle in the 2nd T20I, but is likely to be fit to play.
  • No other injury concerns reported.

Weather Report for NZ vs BAN:

Current Conditions:

  • Temperature: 22°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Wind: 10 km/h, North-Westerly
  • Precipitation: 0% chance of rain
  • Cloud Cover: Scattered clouds


  • Overall: A pleasant evening with clear skies and no threat of rain.
  • Temperature: Expected to remain steady around 22°C throughout the match.
  • Wind: North-Westerly breeze, with speeds up to 12 km/h, unlikely to have a significant impact on play.

Pitch Report for NZ vs BAN:

  • Surface: Generally a good batting track, known for true bounce and even pace.
  • Average First Innings Score: 160.4
  • Average Second Innings Score: 139.2
  • Recent Matches: Recent T20s have seen scores around 150-160, suggesting a balanced pitch with something for both batsmen and bowlers.
  • Key Factors:
    • Batting: Batsmen should enjoy the true bounce and can play their shots freely.
    • Bowling: Pace bowlers might find some early movement with the new ball, while spinners could play a role in the middle overs if the pitch starts to grip.
    • Chasing: Teams chasing have a slightly better record at this venue, winning 12 of 28 matches.

BAN vs NZ 3rd T20I Toss Prediction:

Both teams prefer chasing at Bay Oval, so winning the toss and opting to bowl seems likely.

Dream11 Match Top Picks for NZ vs BAN

Top 5 Batsmen:

  1. Glenn Phillips (WK, NZ): In scorching form lately, boasting scores of 42, 69, and 41 in recent T20s. Loves the Bay Oval (avg. 39.6), and his aggressive style suits chasing.
  2. Litton Das (WK, BAN): Bangladesh’s batting lynchpin, averaging 19.2 against NZ and scoring 25 in the previous match. Can anchor the innings or explode if needed.
  3. Finn Allen (NZ): Explosive opener with recent scores of 26, 16, and 83. Can provide a quick start and loves this ground (avg. 45.5).
  4. Daryl Mitchell (NZ): Consistent middle-order batsman with recent scores of 14, 8, and 0. Reliable pick, especially if NZ chases.
  5. Rony Talukdar (BAN): Emerging talent with good recent form (4, 14, 44). Plays spin well and offers flexibility in the batting order.

Top 5 Bowlers:

  1. Tim Southee (NZ): Experienced pace bowler with recent wicket hauls of 2, 0, and 1. Lethal in the swinging conditions at Bay Oval (avg. 1.24).
  2. Adam Milne (NZ): Raw pace and bounce can trouble Bangladeshi batsmen. Recent economy of 7.55 bodes well.
  3. Shoriful Islam (BAN): Left-arm quick with recent wicket-taking form (3, 1, 2). Can exploit right-handed dominance in the NZ lineup.
  4. Mustafizur Rahman (BAN): Veteran swing bowler with recent wicket-taking prowess (4, 2, 1). Can trouble NZ openers at the start.
  5. Mitchell Santner (NZ): Left-arm spinner with good control and recent economy of 6.08. Effective against both right and left-handed batters.

Best 3 Players of the Match:

  1. Glenn Phillips (NZ): His explosive batting and wicketkeeping skills can single-handedly win the match.
  2. Tim Southee (NZ): Early wickets with the new ball can put Bangladesh under pressure, paving the way for a NZ victory.
  3. Litton Das (BAN): A solid innings from him anchors the Bangladeshi chase and gives them a strong chance of winning.

NZ vs BAN Potential Trump Players for Dream11:

  1. Mark Chapman (NZ): Loves the Bay Oval (avg. 41.8) and can score big if he gets going.
  2. Soumya Sarkar (BAN): Returning from illness, his explosive starts can be crucial for Bangladesh, especially if he performs well on this unfamiliar ground.

BAN vs NZ 3rd T20I Captain & Vice Captain Choice:

Captain: Glenn Phillips or Litton Das

Vice-Captain: Tim Southee or Mustafizur Rahman

NZ vs BAN 3rd T20I Dream11 Team :

Wicket-Keepers (2 players):

  • Glenn Phillips (WK, NZ) – Captain
  • Litton Das (WK, BAN)

Batsmen (3 players):

  • Daryl Mitchell (NZ)
  • Rony Talukdar (BAN)
  • Mark Chapman (NZ)

All-Rounders (2 players):

  • James Neesham (NZ)
  • Mitchell Santner (NZ)

Bowlers (4 players):

  • Tim Southee (NZ) – Vice Captain
  • Adam Milne (NZ)
  • Shoriful Islam (BAN)
  • Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)

Disclaimer: While our experts have meticulously analyzed stats, trends, and pitch conditions to bring you these Fantasy Cricket Team Predictions, remember – cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties! Ultimately, your fantasy fate rests in your hands. So use your own cricketing instincts, combine them with our insights, and build a team that reflects your unique vision. Now, let’s unleash the fire on the pitch.

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