Start time: 1330, 05/06/2019
Venue: The Oval
TV: Sky Sports
Bangladesh and New Zealand both kicked off the Cricket World Cup round-robin stage with cracking wins but it is hard to oppose the Kiwis at The Oval on Wednesday.
They enjoyed three easy victories against the Tigers on home turf in February, prevailing by eight wickets twice and then by 88 runs when batting first.
Martin Guptill hit two centuries in those matches and 7/2 for him to be his side’s top scorer again here is our initial Bangladesh vs New Zealand prediction.
A Look At Bangladesh’s Betting Odds
Admittedly, Bangladesh have already upset the odds by claiming a comprehensive 21-run victory over ailing South Africa at this venue.
The Tigers posted their highest-ever ODI score of 330 for six on Sunday and 21-year-old Mehidy Hasan admits being underestimated spurs his team on.
He said: “We have a lot of experienced senior players and our juniors who are coming through already have a few years behind them. It’s a good combination.
“If we play as a team to our maximum, if we play with everyone making contributions, then it is good for us and we can be dangerous.”
Mushfiqur Rahim gave us a 4/1 pay-out when top-scoring with 78, but Shakib Al Hasan also impressed with just three runs fewer.
He became the fastest man to 250 wickets and 5,000 ODI runs in his 199th match, so 4/1 for Shakib to lead the way this time appeals from the Bangladesh vs New Zealand odds.
A Look At New Zealand’s Betting Odds
New Zealand went into the tournament as fifth favourites for outright glory and the 2015 beaten finalists hit the ground running by thrashing Sri Lanka.
Tim Southee missed out through injury, but the Black Caps still skittled their opponents out for just 136, before Guptill and Colin Munro picked off that total without a wicket falling.
“You want to build that momentum early,” said Guptill. “Our bowlers did that from the front and made it difficult for Sri Lanka.
“If we bowl first in the next few games, then hopefully we can continue to do that.”
Lockie Ferguson shone with 3-22 and performed well against Bangladesh earlier this year.
Let’s add 3/1 for him to be the Kiwis’ top bowler again to our Bangladesh vs New Zealand betting tips.
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