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Looking for Bangladesh vs New Zealand prediction ahead of the first ODI? Bangladesh and New Zealand are scheduled to compete in a three-match ODI series before they head to India for the World Cup. The first match will take place at Shere Bangla National Stadium on Thursday, September 21. Bangladesh head into the match as favourites with the odds of 17/25 (1.68) while New Zealand have slightly bigger odds of 21/20 (2.05).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Bangladesh vs New Zealand
- September 21, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
- Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Pitch report and weather conditions
Shere Bangla National Stadium is known for its spin-friendly pitches. Batters don’t enjoy playing here on slow and turning surfaces. The average first innings score at the venue reads 223.
The weather in Dhaka doesn’t look good with a strong possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon. There’s a 90% chance of precipitation with 99% cloud cover.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand prediction
New Zealand lead the head to head record against Bangladesh by 28 wins to 10. However, when it comes to the matches in Bangladesh, the home side has defeated NZ in all of the previous seven games. Despite resting a few players, Bangladesh have enough quality to dominate at home.
Our Prediction: Bangladesh to win this match at 17/25 (1.68).
Will Young has scored 424 runs in the last 10 games at an average of 47 and strike rate of 88. Bet on Young to be the top batter for New Zealand at 11/4 (3.75). Towhid Hridoy has 496 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 41 with five fifties. Bet on Hridoy to be Bangladesh’s top batter at 9/2 (5.50).
Our Prediction: Will Young to be New Zealand’s top run-scorer at 11/4 (3.75).
Nasum Ahmed could be effective at a venue like this against New Zealand’s vulnerable batting unit. Back him to be Bangladesh’s best bowler at 4/1 (5.00). Rachin Ravindra has taken seven wickets in two of the four games against England. You can bet on him to be New Zealand’s top bowler at 9/2 (5.50).
Our Prediction: Nasum Ahmed to be Bangladesh’s top wicket-taker at 4/1 (5.00).
Man of the Match
Left arm spinner Nasum Ahmed could play a huge role for Bangladesh on a turning pitch. He has 93 wickets in List A cricket at an economy of 4.35. Take a punt on him to be the player of the match at 19/1 (20.00).
Our Prediction: Nasum Ahmed to be the Man of the Match at 19/1 (20.00) odds.
Bangladesh vs New Zealand preview
Both Bangladesh and New Zealand have rested some key players from this series with the World Cup on the horizon. Here’s a look at the two teams before they clash in the first ODI.
Bangladesh couldn’t make it to the final in the Asia Cup but they did pounce on a depleted India to clinch a six-run victory in the final Super 4 match. Shakib Al Hasan was the star of the show but he’s rested for this series.
Along with Shakib, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have also been rested. Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah return to the side after missing the Asia Cup.
Squad: Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das (c/wk), Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand are coming off a series defeat against England by 1-3. They were nearly at full strength but lost the final three games by heavy margins. Led by Lockie Ferguson, some of the players from the WC squad will be looking for some gametime in subcontinent conditions.
The Black Caps are without Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Tim Southee and Mitch Santner on this tour.
Squad: Finn Allen, Will Young, Chad Bowes, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson (c), Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
How to watch Bangladesh vs New Zealand ODIs in the UK: live streaming & channel list
Sky Sports will broadcast the Bangladesh vs New Zealand ODIs live on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. Fans can also stream the matches on the SkyGo app.
- Sky Sports Cricket/Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
- Sky Go (streaming)
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