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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021 - 1st T20I

Trent Boult rested by New Zealand for the T20I series
Trent Boult rested by New Zealand for the T20I series
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The 1st T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton in New Zealand.

Live Scores and Stats - New Zealand v Bangladesh 1st T20I

New Zealand will be without skipper Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert, who have been rested to refuel for the upcoming IPL. Tim Southee will lead the Kiwis.

Likewise, Bangladesh will miss the services of two of their most experienced players Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Saifuddin will take their places in the playing XI.

In the last five matches between the two teams, Bangladesh have won none, with all the matches going to New Zealand.

Mohammad Naim is the top run-scorer for Bangladesh with 157 runs from his last 4 matches at an average of 39 and a strike rate of 126. Liton Das has also made 148 runs at a strike rate of 124.

Mustafizur Rahman has been the best bowler for Bangladesh and has picked up 6 wickets from his last 5 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 19 and an economy rate of 8.84.

Devon Conway is the top run-scorer for New Zealand with 325 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 145. Martin Guptill has also made 298 runs at a strike rate of 151.

Ish Sodhi has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 16 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 11 and an economy rate of 7.97. Tim Southee has also picked up 13 wickets from his last 8 matches.

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

New Zealand - Devon Conway (wk), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

Bangladesh - Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - New Zealand

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Devon Conway (New Zealand), Liton Das (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Milne (New Zealand), Mehidy Hasan (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)

Man of the Match –  Adam Milne

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, Bangladesh 170+

 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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