Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has been ruled out of the third T20I against New Zealand attributable to a thigh pressure. Liton Das will lead the guests within the ultimate recreation of the sequence.
New Zealand have wrapped up the sequence after beating Bangladesh by 28 runs (through DLS) to take an unassailable 2-0 lead within the three-match affair.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board launched a press release about Mahmudullah’s damage forward of the third T20I:
“Bangladesh ODI captain Mahmudullah has been ruled out of today’s last T20 international against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland, due to a strained left thigh. He sustained the injury during the second T20 in Napier. Litton Kumar Das will captain Bangladesh in today’s match.”
Mahmudullah had a good outing with the bat within the second T20I, scoring a quickfire 21 off 12 balls after Bangladesh have been requested to chase 171 in 16 overs. In the primary recreation, the captain might solely handle 12 off 9 balls earlier than being cleaned up by Ish Sodhi.
Bangladesh have had a forgettable tour to this point, as they have been whitewashed within the ODI sequence earlier than the T20I contest. More than the defeats, the character of the losses ought to concern the guests, as they did not put up a combat in most of the video games.
Bangladesh’s dismal file against New Zealand in T20Is
The Asian facet remains to be trying to find their first win against New Zealand within the shortest format of the sport, with Bangladesh shedding all 9 matches.
Bangladesh began off nicely within the second T20I on Tuesday. They reached to 80-1 after eight overs, because of some blistering stroke-play from Soumya Sarkar. However, the Tigers faltered within the second half of their chase, shedding wickets in bulk, to ultimately end at 142-7 after 16 overs.
With the sequence misplaced, the guests shall be eager to finish their tour on a excessive by profitable the ultimate T20I.