Whenever these two sides meet, no matter what the location, the matches are never competitive, with the home side dominating from start to finish.
This series is being played in the Black Caps’ backyard and the visitors are once again depleted, which means we should again expect one-sided contests.
The Test world champs were recently beaten 1-0 in a Test series in India, so a thumping win would do their confidence a world of good. They will, however, how to manage here without their captain Kane Williamson, who has an elbow injury to tend to.
Devon Conway has recovered from his injury and is expected to make the starting eleven. Also available to makeshift captain Tom Latham will be a full array of pace options to pick from.
Bangladesh have never won a top-level international cricket match in New Zealand no matter what the format. And based on their recent form and the option they have brought with them, it’s unlikely that they’d get anywhere near a maiden win on this tour.
The Tigers were recently humbled at home by Pakistan, losing all the matches of that tour. The second Test defeat was particularly humiliating as it came despite half the match being washed out.
Listen to this now: Shakib Al Hasan opted out of the tour, Tamim Iqbal is nursing a thumb injury, and Mahmudullah, the T20 captain, is no more active in the format. It means that all eyes will be on skipper Mominul Haque and star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to inspire their side.