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Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20I Betting Tips 01/09/2021

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Bangladesh

Fresh from annihilating Australia 4-1 in a historic home series, Bangladesh now host the other side from Down Under in what can appear to be a similar sort of challenge.

Before the recent series win, Bangladesh had never beaten Australia in a T20I match, let alone four. Bangladesh have never beaten New Zealand over 20 overs and now get five tries to get off the mark.

Furthermore, Bangladesh will have the advantage of facing a New Zealand side that is severely weakened to the extent that none of its touring players will be featuring in the T20 World Cup later this year. The Australia side they beat were similarly depleted.

While the Kiwis are almost unrecognizable, Bangladesh are getting back star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das, without whom they thrashed the Aussies earlier this month.

Legspinner Aminul Islam has also been recalled but Mohammad Mithun has been dropped.

New Zealand

There is a long list of regulars that are not part of this New Zealand side, which is essentially a New Zealand A side if you think about it.

Some regulars such as Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, and Colin Munro are currently playing the Caribbean Premier League, whereas others such as captain Kane Williamson are preparing for the restart of the Indian Premier League. Lockie Ferguson and Finn Allen have contracted Covid, while coach Gary Stead has taken a timeout ahead of the business end of the season.

In their absence, several newbies are likely to get chance, including Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, and Ben Sears. The trio are new to this stage and face baptism of fire in Dhaka but are talented nonetheless and have been tipped for a long and fruitful future with the seniors.

What do the Sportsbook Say

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Bangladesh are the favourites for the 1st T20I. Betway has Bangladesh priced at 1.66 and New Zealand at 2.10. Dafabet has Bangladesh available for 1.72 and New Zealand for 2.18. Lastly, Bet365 has Bangladesh priced at 1.72 and New Zealand at 2.10.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Bangladesh to win at 1.72

Every single metric favours Bangladesh. They are almost at full strength but New Zealand are depleted. They are at home but New Zealand away. They are used to ‘low-and-slow’ conditions but New Zealand are not. We don’t see how this inexperienced Kiwi lineup can start the tour with a win. They might end up being more competitive than Australia but we don’t see that happening in the opening match.

Tip: Mushfiqur Rahim Total Runs Under 29.5

Mushfiqur Rahim has emerged as one of Bangladesh’s reliable batsmen but his prowess is more prominent in longer formats. In T20Is, he still averages a shade over 20. After almost two months, in a format he does not excel in, we believe he might not cover the 29.5-run spread. The play can be found on Bet365.

Conclusion

Bangladesh have never beaten New Zealand in a T20I match but that might be about to change. Watch on as the history book is rewritten.

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