New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st T20 Match Prediction 28 Mar 2021

Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2021

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2021-03-29

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

New Zealand

10.50 210/3 in 20.0
7.20 144/8 in 20.0

Bangladesh

10.50 210/3 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
7.20 144/8 in 20.0
Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 66 runs

NZ vs BAN Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host New Zealand aim to continue their momemtum against Bangladesh

  • Recently, New Zealand managed to beat Australia in the five-match T20I series played at home
  • Devon Conway, Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi have been standout performers for the side in the T20 format this season.
  • Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das have put in commendable performances for Bangladesh in the T20 format.

Expect New Zealand to beat Bangladesh by a comprehensive margin.

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Match Preview

Host New Zealand and Bangladesh will lock horns in the opening game of the T20I series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday.

The home side comprehensively beat Bangladesh by 164 runs to complete a clean sweep in the one-day series. With the plenty of experienced players resting for coming IPL season, Tim Southee will captain the side for the three-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will need to learn from their mistakes and put in an improved performance in this T20I series. Captain Tamim Iqbal will be hoping that the senior players can raise their hand up and put in a decent show in this series opener.

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Teams Preview

New Zealand

Tim Southee-led unit head into this T20 series after dominating the proceedings in the three-match ODI series played against Bangladesh. Since November last year, New Zealand registered series win against top-sides like West Indies, Pakistan and New Zealand.

The team management will be hoping that side can continue their winning ways and cap off their home season on a winning note.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Martin Guptill, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips to make notable scores in this series opener.

Since 2020, veteran opener Martin Guptill has showed decent form for New Zealand at the top of the innings. In 11 matches, Guptill has accumulated 303 runs at an average of 30.30 with two half-centuries to his name.

Besides Guptill, rookie batsman Devon Conway has done exceedingly well and been a valuable find for New Zealand in the T20 format. Left-hander has consistently performed against the likes of Pakistan and Australia to cement his place in the playing XI.

In the bowling department, the likes of Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson to make crucial breakthroughs.

Since September 2020, Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has claimed 16 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 7.96.

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, TG Southee, Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Will Young

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Conway 126 110 17 0 114.55
D Mitchell 100 92 9 2 108.7
M Guptill 26 28 2 0 92.86
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Neesham 7.4 1 27 5 3.52
M Henry 10.0 2 27 4 2.7
K Jamieson 8.0 0 30 1 3.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Neesham 7.4 1 27 5 3.52
M Henry 10.0 2 27 4 2.7
K Jamieson 8.0 0 30 1 3.75
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New Zealand Predicted Playing XI

Tim Southee (captain), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Will Young, Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson

Bangladesh

The visitors have a big job on their hands to turn around after suffering 3-0 whitewash at the hands of New Zealand.

After their terrible performance in the limited-overs series, the responsibility will on the shoulders of experienced players to raise their game with bat and ball.

In the batting department, the side will be on the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since March 2019, all-rounder Mahmudullah has showed decent form with the bat and accumulated 224 runs in 11 innings at an average of 32.00 with one half-century to his name.

Besides, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Mithun will need to put in decent scores for Bangladesh to put in competitive scores on the board.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Mahedi Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraaz to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Naim, Mohammad Mithun, Shoriful Islam, Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M 76 73 6 4 104.11
L Das 21 21 3 0 100
M Rahim 21 44 1 0 47.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 10.0 1 70 3 7
M Rahman 10.0 0 87 1 8.7
T Ahmed 10.0 1 52 1 5.2
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Hossain 10.0 1 70 3 7
M Rahman 10.0 0 87 1 8.7
T Ahmed 10.0 1 52 1 5.2
Of Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2021

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI

Tamim Iqbal (captaiin), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hosain, Mehidy Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 20 0 mm. 3.53 k/h From: S 21%
03h 17 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: S 32%
06h 17 3.59 mm. 4.04 k/h From: SSW 63%
09h 13 12.35 mm. 4.78 k/h From: NNW 100%
12h 12 1.65 mm. 3.32 k/h From: W 100%
15h 11 0.23 mm. 6.87 k/h From: WNW 76%
18h 9 0.13 mm. 7.19 k/h From: WNW 69%
21h 8 0 mm. 5.4 k/h From: WNW 100%

With light rains expected for Sunday’s game, the wicket might have something in it for quick bowlers. The batsmen will need to stay at the crease to get runs on this surface.

Venue Details

Seddon Park in Hamilton is going to host the opening game between New Zealand and Bangladesh.

New Zealand will take heart from the fact that they have won all their T20I matches against Bangladesh

Toss Prediction

With the rains predicted for the game, both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bowl first. The average first innings score at the venue is around 160 runs

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, New Zealand will be favorites to win the opening game of the series because they are playing in their home conditions.

With likes of Martin Guptill and Devon Conway showing excellent form this season, the home side will be looking to put in dominant batting display in the series opener.

Expect New Zealand to beat Bangladesh by a comprehensive margin.

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