Toss: Bangladesh chose to bat v New Zealand
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Ben Wheeler is one of three T20I debutants in New Zealand’s XI © Getty Images
Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh captain, has opted to bat first in the first T20I against New Zealand at McLean Park. His decision was based on the nature of a pitch that promised plenty of runs.
Bangladesh made two changes to the team that played the third ODI. They rested Taskin Ahmed and brought in Rubel Hossain and brought Soumya Sarkar into the XI in place of Tanbir Hayder.
New Zealand: 1 Kane Williamson (capt), 2 Neil Broom, 3 Colin Munro, 4 Corey Anderson, 5 Tom Bruce, 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Ben Wheeler, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Lockie Ferguson
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Soumya Sarkar, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Nurul Hasan (wk), 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Rubel Hossain
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo