Prime Video is bringing cricketing action with an explosive T20 tri-series between New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan starting October 7.
Streaming live and exclusive on Prime Video, the series’ first match will be between Bangladesh and Pakistan. The home country, New Zealand’s first match is scheduled for October 8 against Pakistan.
The three teams will play six games against each other before the final takes place on October 14.
Pakistan is ranked fourth in T20 rankings, with the Kiwis trailing in fifth place. Bangladesh, ranked 9th, is capable of upsetting the plans of other two countries. This is the first-ever tri-series between the three countries and all seven games, including the final, will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
In November 2020, Prime Video secured exclusive cricket rights from New Zealand Cricket. As a part of the multi-year partnership, international men’s and women’s cricket matches played in New Zealand across all formats – will be available exclusively on Prime Video in India.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming Pakistan and Bangladesh to Christchurch for the start of our Kiwi home summer. Both sides are full of threats with both bat and ball, and we know we’ll need to be at the top of our game to counteract them. It’s always exciting to play in a tournament format such as the Tri Series and I’m sure it will provide great preparation for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. After a couple of Covid-affected home seasons, I know the whole squad are looking forward to seeing the crowds return and being able to get closer to our fans and the public.”
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al-Hasan shared his thought on the challenging series by saying, “We couldn't have asked for a better tournament to test our mettle before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. New Zealand has been a challenging tour for most teams and the tri-series won't be any different. We hope to play to our strengths and get some much-needed game time."
Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who currently holds the #3 spot in ICC’s Men’s T20 rankings for batters, said, “We are pumped up for the upcoming tri-series in New Zealand where we will be up against not only the home team which is one of the strongest sides at home but also Bangladesh, who are equally capable of causing massive upsets. The fans are definitely in for a treat as all the three teams will put on their best show to go into the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with confidence."