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Online Cricket Betting – Free Tips | New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 2021: 1st T20I

The first T20I match between Bangladesh and New Zealand will be held at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The match will be kicked off on 28th March (Sunday) at 07:00 (GMT+6). 

This summer, New Zealand has had a fantastic home season, winning all of their series in the last four months. The Kiwis white-washed the Tigers in the ODI series by a 3-0 margin and will aim to dominate them in the T20I series too. The team’s star players Trent Boult, Tim Seifert and Kyle Jamieson are not in the squad since they are heading to India for the IPL 2021. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee will lead the team. In this T20I series, Finn Allen is expected to make his debut in this T20I series. In the third ODI, Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway both scored their first centuries, and they will be the players to watch out in the T20I series.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, has suffered a 3-0 defeat in the ODI series and is hoping to make a comeback in the T20I series. Due to personal reasons, Tamim Iqbal will miss the T20I series, and Mahmudullah will serve as the stand-in skipper for Bangladesh in his absence. Except in the second ODI, the Tigers haven’t shown any kind of fight with the bat, and this is a problem that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. Since March 2020, Bangladesh hasn’t played any T20I match, so it’ll be a real test of character for them against a top form New Zealand team.

Weather
It will be a gloomy afternoon in Hamilton, with temperatures staying around 23 degrees Celsius and humidity hovering around 60%. There is a slim chance of rainfall for this match.

Pitch
The batsmen will benefit from Seddon Park’s pitch. Since the boundaries are quite small, this match is likely to be high-scoring. Quick bowlers will get great carry and bounce from the surface. At this venue, anything over 180 is considered an excellent competitive score.

Average first innings score: 183 (Last five games played on this venue)
Chasing Teams Records: 2 Wins, 2 Lost, 1 Tied  

Probable Playing XIs

New Zealand:
Tim Southee (c),  Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Hamish Bennett, Glenn Philips, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Chapman, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne

Bangladesh:
Mahmudullah (c),  Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Musfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed/Al-Amin Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I Dream11:
Martin Guptill (c), Finn Allen (vc), Devon Conway, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Daryl Mitchell, Mahedi Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Mustafizur Rahman

Predictions

Match Winner
New Zealand

Winning The Toss
New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored)
Martin Guptill (New Zealand),  Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)
Ish Sodhi (New Zealand), Mehidy Hasan (Bangladesh)

Most Sixes
Martin Guptill (New Zealand),  Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)

Player of the Match
Ish Sodhi

Team Scores Batting first
New Zealand 200+, Bangladesh 150+

Ish Sodhi and Devon Conway are the must-haves for your Dream11 team. They are match-winners with the bat and the ball respectively, and will get you good points. According to our cricket expert’s prediction, this match is expected to be won by New Zealand. Place your bets now on baji.live!

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