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New Zealand vs Bangladesh Betting Tips

Teams Status

After losing the T20I series against India back in 2020, New Zealand bounced back well in the ODI series which they won 3-0. Then they lost the first of three ODI’s they played against Australia. But the remaining two ODI’s were canceled due to Covid-19. After the restart of the cricketing action, New Zealand are unbeaten in five series. They beat the West Indies in both T20I’s and the Test series. Then Pakistan in T20I’s and the Test series. And finally won the five-match T20I series against their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia. New Zealand have rested Kane Williamson as he is suffering from an elbow injury and have named Tom Latham as their captain for this series. Devon Conway, Will Young are included in the squad. In the last series against India, Henry Nicholls was the team’s leading run scorer with 199 runs. They also got some vital contributions from Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Tom Latham, who also scored over 100 runs in the series.

Bangladesh are coming into this series on the back of two back-to-back ODI series wins against Zimbabwe and the West Indies. Bangladesh dominated in both series as they won all six matches. After a clean sweeping the ODI series against West Indies, Bangladesh went on to lose the Test series 2-0. This touring Bangladesh side will be led by the veteran Tamim Iqbal, despite the fact that Mushfiqur Rahim is also in the squad. Against the West Indies, Tamim Iqbal was the team’s leading run scorer with 158 runs at an average of 52.66. Mushfiqur Rahim also chipped in with 92 runs in three matches. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh with seven wickets to his name. He was well supported by Mustafizur Rahman, who picked six wickets. The ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be badly missed by the team as he is rested for the ODI series.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Betway sportsbook, New Zealand are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 1.14. While Bangladesh is placed at 5.00. New Zealand are placed at 1.16 odds at the Dafabet sportsbook and Bangladesh are placed at 5.40 odds. Even New Zealand are the favorites to win the match at 1.12 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Bangladesh are placed at 5.35 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

This is expected to be a high scoring thriller as both the teams are in good touch with the bat. Also, it could be a one sided affair as New Zealand are in good form as a team and also they have a better head to head record.

Tip: Martin Guptill Total Runs Over 35.5 @ 1.83

Martin Guptill was in exceptional form with the bat in the five-match T20I series against Australia where he scored 218 runs at an average of 43.60. He has played 183 matches for New Zealand in the 50-over format and has scored 6843 runs at an average of 42.50. He has hit 37 half-centuries and 16 centuries including the highest score of 237* against the West Indies in the World Cup 2015. In the last five matches, Guptill has scored 236 runs at an average of 47.20. He has played 12 innings against Bangladesh in his career and has scored 573 runs at an average of 57.30 with one half-century and three centuries including the highest score of 118. In the form that he is in, he is more likely to score more than 35.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Tamim Iqbal Total Runs Over 26.5 @ 1.83

Tamim Iqbal has been in some good form recently for Bangladesh. He has played 210 ODI matches and has scored 7360 runs at an average of 36.98. He has hit as many as 49 half-centuries and 13 centuries including the highest score of 158 runs against Zimbabwe at Sylhet in March 2020. In the last five innings, he has scored 444 runs at an average of 111.00 runs and also has scored over 26 runs in all five innings. He has played 23 innings against New Zealand and has scored 564 runs at an average of 24.52. He also has five half-centuries to his name against New Zealand. Tamim has an added responsibility as a captain of the side and he would like to lead the team from the front. So, it is more likely that Tamim Iqbal will score over 26.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

With a dominating head to head record, New Zealand are more likely to clean sweep Bangladesh as they have won four of the last five head to head matches. Bangladesh has to do something out of the ordinary to create an upset here.

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