Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021 - 1st ODI
The 1st ODI of the three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at the University Oval, Dunedin in New Zealand.
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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