NZ vs BAN, 2021: T20I series Stats Preview - Guptill's chance to go past Rohit, Southee to become top Kiwi pacer and more stats

NZ vs BAN, 2021: T20I series Stats Preview – Guptill’s chance to go past Rohit, Southee to become top Kiwi pacer and more stats

The visitors will be hoping to make an impact in the 20-over format after failing miserably in the ODIs.

Martin Guptill has a chance to go past Rohit Sharma in T20Is.
Martin Guptill. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Bangladesh are currently in New Zealand where they have been whitewashed in the ODI series. Both teams will now be playing the 3-match T20I series starting Sunday, 28th March. The visitors will be hoping to make an impact in the 20-over format after failing miserably in the ODIs.

The hosts will be without their key players in this series which includes the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert. Tim Southee will be leading the Kiwi side in absence of regular captain Kane Williamson. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be captained by Mahmudullah in place of Tamim Iqbal who will be unavailable because of personal reasons.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers before the start of the T20I series between New Zealand and Bangladesh:

Head to Head record:

7 – Both teams have played 7 T20I matches so far, and all the games have been won by New Zealand so far.

Bangladesh’s long wait

29 – New Zealand have played 29 international matches against Bangladesh at home till now, and they have won all of them. The visitors will be hoping to break the streak in the T20I series.

New Zealand’s impeccable record at home

6 – The Kiwi team has won all the last 6 series they played at home in international cricket. They have defeated Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and West Indies in these series.

Guptill to go past Rohit

26 – Martin Guptill has scored 2839 runs in 95 T20I innings at a strike rate of 136.22. He needs 26 more runs to go past the 2864-run tally of Rohit Sharma and become the second-highest T20I run-getter after Virat Kohli (3159).

167 – The attacking opener has 1833 T20I runs to his name in home games. He needs to score 167 runs in the series to become the first player to cross the 2000-run mark in home T20Is.

100 – Guptill will be playing his 100th T20I game in the first match of the series. He will be the second Kiwi player after Ross Taylor (102) and fifth overall in T20Is to achieve the milestone.

161 – If Guptill is successful in scoring 161 runs in these 3 games, he will become only the second cricketer after Virat Kohli to complete 3000 runs in the shortest format.

Finn Allen’s incredible T20 record 

183.27Finn Allen, who has received his maiden call for this series, has a strike rate of 183.27 in T20 cricket. This is the highest strike rate for any cricketer in T20 cricket with a minimum of 250 balls faced.

Southee in line to become top Kiwi pacer

585 – Tim Southee has picked up 585 wickets in 300 international games he has played. He needs 5 more wickets to surpass Richard Hadlee (589), and become the most successful pacer for New Zealand.

7 – The veteran pacer has taken 93 wickets in the 80 matches he has played in the shortest format. He requires 7 more wickets to become the second player after Lasith Malinga to complete a century of wickets in T20Is.

Mahmudullah’s eye on the 1500-run mark

25 – Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad has so far scored 1475 T20I runs in 79 innings. He needs 25 more runs to complete 1500 runs in the format and become the third player from Bangladesh after Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal to reach the landmark.