New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI Match Prediction 20 Mar 2021

Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2021

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI Match Prediction


University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand

6.19 132/2 in 21.2
3.13 131/10 in 41.5


6.19 132/2 in 21.2 Cricbettingbuzz
3.13 131/10 in 41.5
University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz New Zealand won by 8 wickets

New Zealand vs Bangladesh cricket betting odds

NZ 1.12
BAN 5.40

NZ vs BAN Prediction

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New Zealand, Bangladesh lock horns in series opener at Dunedin

  • Recently, New Zealand completed a T20I series win over Australia.
  • Martin Guptill and Tim Southee have been bankable performers for New Zealand in limited-overs cricket.
  • Captain Tamim Iqbal and wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim have done exceedingly well for Bangladesh in the past 18 months

Expect New Zealand to cruise to a comfortable win over Bangladesh.

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Match Preview

Host New Zealand will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on Bangladesh in the opening game of the one-day series at Dunedin on Saturday.

With Kane Williamson rested and Ross Taylor ruled out of the opening fixture, New Zealand might bring in Mark Chapman for this contest. Skipper Tom Latham will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will have to adjust to the conditions in order to be competitive in this one-day series. Captain Tamim Iqbal will need to lead from the front with the bat and make sure that the side can produce their best cricket at Dunedin.

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Teams Preview

New Zealand

Since Jan 2018, New Zealand have been formidable unit in home conditions. The side has managed to win 17 one-day matches out of 24 played at home.

Wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham has been appointed captain of the side for the three-match ODI series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Martin Guptill, Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls to make notable scores in this contest.

Middle-order batsman, Henry Nicholls, has provided lot of stability to New Zealand in limited-overs cricket. Since May 2019, Nicholls has accumulated 300 runs in 8 innings at an average of 37.50 with three half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Matt Henry to make early inroads in the initial Powerplay overs.

Since May 2019, Trent Boult has been premier bowler for the side in the 50-over format. In 11 matches, Boult has claimed 17 wickets at an average of 30.35.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Will Young, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Tom Latham, Kyle Jamieson

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Tom Latham (captain &wk), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson.


Tamim Iqbal-led unit will be looking to their best combination for this opening game of the one-day series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced duo of Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das to provide them excellent starts. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Soumya Sarkar will make up the middle-order for Bangladesh.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin to make crucial breakthroughs. Mosaddek Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraaz will two spinners for this game.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Mehidy Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI

Tamim Iqbal (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain/Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 16 0 mm. 3.85 k/h From: SW 56%
03h 17 0 mm. 4.08 k/h From: WSW 40%
06h 15 0 mm. 2.56 k/h From: SSW 46%
09h 12 0 mm. 2.81 k/h From: SW 58%
12h 11 0 mm. 3.64 k/h From: W 57%
15h 11 0 mm. 3.81 k/h From: WSW 51%
18h 11 0 mm. 3.31 k/h From: W 55%
21h 13 0 mm. 2.72 k/h From: W 53%

With sunny intervals with gentle breeze, the placid wicket awaits both the teams as it is expected to be high-scoring affair.

Venue Details

New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they have won their last four one-day matches against Bangladesh.

New Zealand have won both their one-day games played against Bangladesh played at Dunedin.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a score in excess of 300 runs. Average first innings score at Dunedin is around 250 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, New Zealand will be outright favorites to win the opening game against Bangladesh.

With likes of Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee and Martin Guptill in the squad, the home side will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with the bat and ball in this series opener.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be hoping that experienced players put their hand and deliver performances in this series opener.

Expect New Zealand to cruise to a comfortable win over Bangladesh.

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