Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - ICC Cricket World Cup - Bangladesh v New Zealand
Bangladesh and New Zealand will clash for the ninth match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in the second game on Wednesday.
The match will be played at Kennington Oval in London. This will be the third game that The Oval will host in this tournament. If the match is played on the same strip, it will get a bit sluggish and the ball might hold on to the surface.
This will make run-scoring a bit difficult, especially against the spinners. While New Zealand have Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner in their ranks, Bangladesh also have the quality of Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan.
In the last five matches played between the two teams, New Zealand lead with a 3-2 margin. This is a slightly skewed stat as all the three Kiwi wins came on the recent Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, where the conditions were suitable for the home side. On the other two occasions, Bangladesh beat New Zealand in the knockout of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and also in the tri-series held in Ireland in 2017.
Bangladesh are coming off a 21-run win against South Africa in their first match. New Zealand also won their first game against Sri Lanka by a huge margin of ten wickets. Bangladesh, though, would have a slight advantage of having already played at the Kennington Oval, while New Zealand played their first match at Cardiff.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi/Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Most boundaries – Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Team Scores Batting First – Bangladesh 280+, New Zealand 310+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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