Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021 - 2nd T20I
The 2nd T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played at the McLean Park, Napier in New Zealand.
After a poor outing in the ODIs, the Bangladesh batsmen let the team down again as they were bowled out for just 144 while chasing 211 in the 1st T20I to lose by 66 runs.
Afif Hossain was Bangladesh's best player with the bat and scored 45 off 33 balls. With the ball, spinner Nasum Ahmad pickee up two wickets while conceding 30 runs on debut.
In the absence of Kane Williamson and Tim Seifert, Devon Conway has been a revelation for New Zealand. He scored his sixth 50 plus score in just 13 international innings and has grown as an international cricketer by leaps and bounds.
Conway struck an unbeaten 92 of just 52 deliveries for New Zealand in the the first T20I to take them to 210. The wicket keeper batsman struck 11 fours and 3 sixes while batting at a strike rate of 176.92.
Fresh of a century in the final ODI, Conway has continued his golden run and now averages 65.42 from 12 T20Is with 458 runs at a strike rate of over 150. In ODI cricket as well, he has an average of 75 and a strike rate of 88.23. A dream start, for sure.
Another star for New Zealand was tearaway Lockie Ferguson who picked up two wickets on his international return after a stress fracture while conceding just 25 runs from his 4 overs in the first T20I.
Bangladesh are likely to bring in Taskin Ahmed in place of U-19 find pacer Shoriful Islam, who who was very expensive on debut.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman/Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett
Bangladesh - Liton Das (wk), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, 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), Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Nasum Ahmed (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)
Man of the Match – Devon Conway
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, Bangladesh 160+
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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