Bangladesh will be feeling like playing in their home on the second T20 on January 6, 2017, as the pitch in Bay Oval is quite slow, and it will favor spinners to a great extent.

Mortaza and his boys are aiming to bounce back after losing the first game in Napier, and the familiar conditions in this ground are expected to boost their morale. The match time is 7:30 IST.

Bangladesh won the toss and bowled first. New Zealand scored a mammoth 195/7 in 20 overs. The visitors need 196 runs to win and level the series. When last reports came in, Bangladesh had scored 35/2 in 4 overs.

Bad form of players for Bangladesh

The major factor which will worry the visitors is the bad form which is being continued by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes throughout this tour. Sabbir Rahman is quite successful in getting a good start, but in most of the times, he fails to continue the rhythm.

Young Soumya Sarkar is also facing criticism for his bad run, and if he fails to score in the second T20, then Mashrafe Mortaza will surely think about a replacement in the final game. Mahmadullah has succeeded in finding the form in the previous game, and this is the major hope for the visitors in this crucial encounter.

The bowling department of the Asian team is also not settled, as kingpin Rubel Hossain was pretty expensive in the previous game.

Live Telecast Information

In Bangladesh, this game will be shown live on BTV, Gazi TV and Channel 09. PTV Sports is telecasting the match live in Pakistan, and for the live streaming, internet users can visit the official website of the channel.

Unfortunately, no channels have bought the Television telecast rights of this series in India.

People in the United States of America can watch this game on Willow TV, while New Zealanders can tune into Sky Sports for the live streaming.

Pitch and weather conditions

In Oval Bay, the surface is expected to be very slow, and it will favor the spinners to a great extent.

Chasing a good total will be quite difficult on this surface, and in all probabilities.