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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021 - 1st ODI

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim
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The 1st ODI of the three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at the University Oval, Dunedin in New Zealand.

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In the last five matches between the two teams, New Zealand have won 4 while Bangladesh have won one. The last encounter between the two sides saw New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets.

Martin Guptill is the top run-scorer for New Zealand with 217 runs from his last 4 matches at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 90. Henry Nicholls has also made 209 runs at a strike rate of 78.

Tim Southee has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 4 wickets from his last 3 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 43 and an economy rate of 6.38. Kyle Jamieson has also picked up 3 wickets from his last 2 matches.

Tamim Iqbal is the top run-scorer for Bangladesh with 468 runs from his last 6 matches at an average of 93 and a strike rate of 91. Liton Das has also made 347 runs at a strike rate of 105.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been the best bowler for Bangladesh and has picked up 10 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 29 and an economy rate of 3.56. Mohammad Saifuddin has also picked up 10 wickets from his last 3 matches.

Despite the absence of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, New Zealand start clear favourites in their home conditions.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (c & wk), Will Young, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain/Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud/Taskin Ahmed

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - New Zealand

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Trent Boult (New Zealand), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes – Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand), Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)

Man of the Match –  Martin Guptill

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 320+, Bangladesh 290+

Match Handicap New Zealand 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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