Bangladesh is hosting a T20 series against a New Zealand squad that is missing some key players. As bettors, your thoughts should instantly return to the just-ended Australian series, in which Bangladesh ran wild over a weakened Australian team and triumphed 4-1.
Can it do the same for New Zealand, or will the Kiwis be more prepared as a result of watching the series?
In every way, this match and the series that follows a promise to provide some very intriguing betting chances.
The match will take place on September 1, 2021, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20I
Date: September 1, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 05:30 PM IST.
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Team Previews
Team Bangladesh and New Zealand did play a T20 series at the start of 2021, but it was in New Zealand, and the result was 3-0 in favor of New Zealand. In reality, there have been 10 previous meetings between Bangladesh and New Zealand, and none of them have been won by Bangladesh. It should be emphasized that just one of the matches took place in Bangladesh, while only three took place outside of New Zealand.
This might be the moment for Bangladesh to correct the record. We have a very decent notion of what to anticipate from Bangladesh since it will not modify its approach against Australia. The top four will be Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, and Mahmudullah. Their mission will be to keep wickets in hand and capitalize on any scoring opportunities that arise.
Mushfiqur Rahim has returned to the squad and will provide some batting depth as well. Afifi Hossain, who usually managed to collect fast runs towards the end of the inning, was a great standout for Bangladesh in its series against Australia. He was hurt in the nets but is likely to be ready for the first game.
The bowling is also very good at making it tough for the other team to score runs. Bangladesh boasts two bowlers who are excellent at bowling into the wicket and getting their cutters to halt on the batsman in Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam. We recommend picking one of them for the Top Bowler Bangladesh betting market.
Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, and Shakib Al Hasan are all outstanding spinners who will bowl the most of the overs with the new ball while the seamers come in later and make scoring difficult in the last overs difficult.
Bangladesh T20I Squad
Mahmudullah (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das (wk), Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shaif Uddin, Shoriful Islam, Taijul Islam, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam Biplob, Nasum Ahmed
With Liton’s comeback, one of Naim Shaikh or Soumya Sarkar may be forced to warm the bench. Shakib earned the Player of the Series award against Australia and should be feeling good about himself. Mustafizur Rahman was a difficult nut to crack for the Australians, and the Kiwis may find him difficult to counter.
Predicted XI: Mohammad Naim Shaikh/Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (w), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Shamim Hossain Patwary, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
New Zealand is sending a youthful squad to Bangladesh, but there are some big names to consider. Tom Latham will captain the team and will be one of the batters relied on by New Zealand to counter the spinners. While there are a handful of other batsmen who can be extremely scary when at their best, we believe New Zealand’s batting will struggle in Bangladesh.
The connections of Henry Nicholls, Finn Allen, Colin de Grandhomme, and Rachin Ravindra will be put to the test.
New Zealand’s bowling assault is extremely strong. The seam bowlers are anticipated to be Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, and Blair Tickener, with Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra leading the spinners.
The conditions are as foreign to New Zealand as it gets, and we’re not sure if it’ll be able to adjust as rapidly as needed.
New Zealand T20I Squad
Tom Latham (c & wk), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy; Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra; Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Will Young, Matt Henry
Finn Allen and Tom Latham are the most likely to bat first. The middle-order doesn’t have much experience. Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra, both spinners, should be given a shot in the playing eleven. Grandhomme, Bracewell, and Henry, for example, must bring their experience to the fore.
Predicted XI: Finn Allen, Tom Latham (c and wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Colin de Grandhomme; Rachin Ravindra, Scott Kuggelejin, Ajaz Patel, Doug Bracewell/Hamish Bennett, Matt Henry
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will almost certainly want to bat first. The previous series in Bangladesh was won by the side batting first three times out of five times.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather is predicted to be gloomy and rainy in Dhaka, although the prediction improves significantly around the time the match is scheduled to begin. Hopefully, there will be no disruptions. In terms of pitching, a slow-turner with a low bounce is quite expected. Run scoring will be difficult, sixes and fours will be difficult to come by; and scores of 130-140 will be difficult to chase down.
T20 cricket in Bangladesh is extremely different, so modify your bets appropriately.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand Match Prediction
In this encounter, we will support the home team. Bangladesh proved itself against Australia only a few weeks ago; and it is fielding almost the same lineup against an inexperienced New Zealand team. Team Bangladesh understands how to make the most of the circumstances; but New Zealand will have to modify its entire approach to playing cricket!
Bangladesh is the favorite to win this match.