Bangladesh vs New Zealand 1st T20I – Betting Tips

Host Bangladesh will be looking to continue their winning streak in home conditions when they face New Zealand in the opening game of the T20I series played at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Recently, Bangladesh registered a comfortable series win over Australia. Captain Mahmudullah will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with bat and ball in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, New Zealand have named inexperienced squad for the tour of Bangladesh. Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham will lead the side for the five-match T20I series.

Both teams have competed in 10 matches in the history of T20 format. New Zealand have managed to come out on top on all occasions. Bangladesh have yet to beat New Zealand in a T20I game.

Bangladesh Form and Team News

The home side has named their full-strength squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Bangladesh. Veteran opener Tamim Iqbal is not available for the series due to personal reasons.

In the batting department, the onus will be on openers Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, captain Mahmudullah, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Despite not much with the bat, opener Soumya Sarkar has been Bangladesh’s leading run-scorer in the T20 format in the past 12 months. In 11 matches, Sarkar has scored 220 runs with three half-centuries.

The return of Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das will provide experience and stability to the batting order for this T20I series.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman to make crucial breakthroughs.

New Zealand Form and Team News

Uncapped pacer Ben Sears, all-rounders Cole McConchie and Rachin Ravindra have been named in the T20I squad for the five-match series against Bangladesh.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the captain Tom Latham, wicket-keeper Tom Blundell, opener Finn Allen and middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls to deliver the bulk of the runs.

After producing runs in the T20 Blast competition, Finn Allen will be keen to continue his excellent form with the bat in this T20I series. Besides Finn, the experienced players like Latham, Blundell and Nicholls will need to put in crucial scores for New Zealand to post competitive totals on the board.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Matt Henry, Jacob Duffy and Matt Henry to make timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host Bangladesh will be favorites to win the opening game of the series at Dhaka. For the T20I series opener, New Zealand are placed at 2.02 odds, while Bangladesh at 1.72 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Based on current form, Bangladesh will fancy their chances of beating an relatively inexperienced New Zealand side led by Tom Latham.

With premier players preparing for the IPL season, the opportunity will be for fringe players to put their hand and deliver the goods for New Zealand.

On the other hand, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das are back in the T20I squad. The team management will be hoping that the duo can show decent form in this T20I series.

Therefore, the prediction is for Bangladesh to edge out New Zealand in a close game.

Tip 1- New Zealand’s winning streak against Bangladesh in the T20 format.

In the T20 format, New Zealand have managed to maintain their proud record against Bangladesh and registered ten victories on the bounce. Given their excellent record, we can expect New Zealand to beat Bangladesh in this T20I series [email protected].

Tip 2- Nasum Ahmed to continue his good form for Bangladesh

In recently concluded T20I series against Australia, left-arm orthodox spinner showed consistency with the ball in hand. On pitches that offered assistance to the spinners, Nasum Ahmed bowled exceedingly well and finished as leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the five-match series against Australia.

Given his outstanding performances, we can expect spinner Nasum Ahmed to take one wicket or more in this [email protected].


Expect Bangladesh to beat New Zealand and take 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

  1. New Zealand to beat Bangladesh in this T20I series opener- New [email protected]
  2. Spinner Nasum Ahmed to take one wicket or more in this contest- [email protected].

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