New Zealand vs Bangladesh betting tips

New Zealand vs Bangladesh – 1st ODI Betting Tips

Hosts New Zealand will be looking to continue their excellent form in home conditions when they take on Bangladesh in the opening game of the ODI series at University Oval in Dunedin on Saturday.

The hosts recently completed a T20I series win over Australia and will be looking to maintain their winning streak against Bangladesh.

New Zealand will be backed by the home conditions, where they have already won 11 matches out of 15 matches played this home summer.

On the other hand, Tamim Iqbal’s Bangladesh will be looking to deliver a decent show with the bat and ball in this one-day series. The visitors will be looking to field their strongest XI for this opening encounter.

New Zealand Form and Team News:

With Kane Williamson rested for the ODI series, wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in this contest.

Middle-order batsman Ross Taylor will not be available for the opening clash after suffering from a hamstring injury. Mark Chapman has been included in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh series.

The home side will be banking on veteran opener Martin Guptill, who showed excellent form with the bat and scored three half-centuries in the recently concluded five-match T20 series against Australia, to get the side off to a good start.

In the absence of Ross Taylor, the team will be relying heavily on the middle-order trio of Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, and James Neesham to deliver the bulk of the runs.

The team is expected to go in with three pacers in Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Matt Henry for this game. Mitchell Santner will be the lone spinner in the playing XI.

Bangladesh Form and Team News:

The visitors completed a 3-0 whitewash over West Indies in a one-day series played in Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show in this opening fixture.

The team will miss the services of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is on paternity leave. Mosaddek Hossain has been named as a replacement for Shakib in the limited-overs squad for New Zealand tour.

In the batting department, the team will be depending on experienced opener Tamim Iqbal to provide solidarity from the top. Since May 2019, Iqbal has topped the batting charts for Bangladesh in limited-overs cricket and accumulated 900 runs at an average of 45.00.

Besides Iqbal, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will provide much-needed stability for Bangladesh in the middle stages of the innings.

The team is expected to go in with three pacers including Mustafizur Rehman, Rubel Hossain, and Taskin Ahmed. Mehidy Hasan Miraaz will the first-choice spinner for this opening contest.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Host New Zealand will be favorites to win the opening game of the series at Dunedin. For the first ODI, New Zealand are placed at 1.13 odds, while Bangladesh at 6.00 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

After analyzing both the squads, New Zealand have the advantage going into this game as they are playing in their home conditions. With the likes of Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, and Henry Nicholls in decent form, the home side will be looking to draw first blood in the series opener.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will have to bat exceedingly well to push New Zealand in this contest.

Therefore, the prediction is for New Zealand to register a comfortable win in the series opener at Dunedin.

Tip 1: Martin Guptill to shine with the bat in this series opener

Veteran opener Martin Guptill has been a bankable performer for New Zealand in limited-overs cricket for the past couple of years. Since August 2019, Martin Guptill has done exceedingly well and accumulated 217 runs at an average of 54.25 with two half-centuries.

Martin Guptill will take heart from the fact that he holds impressive numbers against Bangladesh in the 50-over format. In 12 matches, Guptill has accumulated 573 runs at an average of 57.30 with three centuries to his name. So we are backing Martin Guptill to score 40 runs or [email protected].


Expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over Bangladesh in this opening encounter at Dunedin.

  1. Martin Guptill to score 40 runs or more- New [email protected]

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