New Zealand vs Bangladesh Betting Tips

March 24, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh Betting Tips

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After winning the first two matches quite comfortably, New Zealand will be looking to seal the series. New Zealand were exceptional with the ball in the first ODI as they bowled out Bangladesh just 131 runs courtesy of a match-winning four-fer from Trent Boult. Then they went on to chase it down in just 21 overs. In the second ODI, New Zealand put Bangladesh to bat first after winning the toss. Bangladesh managed to score a massive 271 runs. Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets to his name. New Zealand chased it down courtesy of century by their skipper Tom Latham after the slow start that they had. Latham is the team’s leading run-scorer with 110 runs. He is well supported by Devon Conway with 99 runs from his two innings. In the bowling department, all the bowlers have been exceptional. Trent Boult is the leading wicket-taker in the series so far with five wickets. Even Mitchell Santner has chipped in with four wickets.

Bangladesh bounced back very well with the bat after they were bowled out for just 131 runs. Even their bowling performance was below par in the first ODI. After they were put to bat by New Zealand, they scored 271 runs. Their skipper along with Soumya Sarkar gave them a good start as they scored 78 and 34 runs respectively. Mohammad Mithun then finished off the innings with a quickfire 73 runs off just 59 balls. Bangladesh started off really well with the ball as they pushed New Zealand onto the backfoot by dismissing three wickets for just 53 runs. But they couldn’t break the Conway and Latham partnership quickly. Despite keeping it close, Bangladesh ended on the losing side with just ten balls remaining. Tamim Iqbal has been in decent touch with the bat as he is the team’s leading run-scorer with 91 runs. Their bowling department hasn’t been up to the mark in this series. Mahedi Hasan is the team’s leading wicket-taker with just two wickets to his name.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
10CRIC Review 1.08 6.60
Betway 1.11 6.60
Dafabet 1.10 6.00

According to the Betway sportsbook, New Zealand are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.11. While Bangladesh is placed at 6.60. New Zealand are placed at 1.10 odds at the Dafabet sportsbook and Bangladesh are placed at 6.00 odds. Even New Zealand are the favorites to win the match at 1.08 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Bangladesh are placed at 6.60 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

Similar to the second ODI, Bangladesh are expected to stage a fightback in the third ODI as well. By considering the recent form and as the odds suggest, New Zealand are having a clear edge over Bangladesh.

Tip: Tamim Iqbal Total Runs Over 24.5 @ 1.83

Tamim was exceptional with the bat in the second ODI as he scored 78 runs to give Bangladesh a good start. In the current series, he has scored 91 runs at an average of 45.50. He has played 212 matches in a career span of 14 years and has scored 7451 runs at an average of 37.06. He has hit 50 half-centuries and 13 centuries including a highest score of 158 against Zimbabwe recently. In the last six ODI matches that he played, he has scored 377 runs at an average of 75.40. And also has crossed the 24 run mark in six of his last seven innings. Against New Zealand, he has scored 655 runs in 25 matches at an average of 26.20 including a highest score of 78 runs. So, it is more likely that Tamim Iqbal will score over 24.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Henry Nicholls Total Runs Over 34.5 @ 1.83

Henry Nicholls has been in exceptional form with the bat at the top of the order New Zealand over the years and has given great starts along with Martin Guptill. He has played 51 matches for New Zealand so far, in which he batted for 49 innings and has scored 1391 runs at an average of 36.60. He has crossed the 50 run mark 12 times in his career and has converted just one of those innings to a century. His highest score is 124* against Sri Lanka in Nelson back in 2019. He has scored 326 runs in his last seven innings at an average of 54.33. Also, he has crossed the 34 run mark in five of the last seven innings. In the five matches that he has played against Bangladesh, he has scored 193 runs at an average of 48.25. Apart from that, he averages 62.00 in the current series against Bangladesh. So, it is more likely that Henry Nicholls will score more than 34.5 at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.


New Zealand are expected to make some changes to their playing XI as they have already claimed the series. But with whatever combination they come up with, they are likely to win the third match comfortably against this struggling Bangladesh side. Bangladesh might stick to the same side as they will be looking for their first win of the series.

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