Bangladesh v New Zealand preview, player tips & predictions

Bangladesh vs New Zealand betting preview and predictions

Bangladesh v New Zealand
Venue: The Oval, London, Wednesday, June 5, 1.30pm (British time)
Head to head odds: Bangladesh $3.60; New Zealand $1.28.
Last time they met: New Zealand 6-330 (50 overs) d Bangladesh 242 (47.2 overs) in Dunedin, NZ, February 20, 2019.

Bangladesh announced itself in this tournament with a stunning performance in its opening match against traditional big guns South Africa on Sunday. The Tigers gave an assured batting display and then backed it up in the field in a win that confirms they are a realistic chance of making it through to the finals in a month or so.
But in New Zealand they face another huge challenge. The Kiwis had few problems dispensing with Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in a business-like display from a team that will surely see anything less than the semi-finals as a failure.
Bangladesh have won 10 of their 34 ODIs against New Zealand and the ledger stands at 1-1 in England, and the WGL expects a real contest in this one. We have tipped New Zealand to reach the semi-finals, and we would like to revise our prediction for Bangladesh upwards after their form and that of a team they beat recently in West Indies.
This Bangladesh v New Zealand betting preview will run you through betting options for match 9 of 48 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Bangladesh v New Zealand odds:

For full markets visit the William Hill website.

Bangladesh $3.60, New Zealand $1.28.

Prediction: We still expect New Zealand to get the job done but it will bear little resemblance to their first-match romp over the disappointing Sri Lanka. Bangladesh will be eager to back up their first display and, with all of their stars seemingly in great form, have a chance to make another statement. We think $1.28 is a little too short to be backing NZ straight up here.


Top five in betting: Tamim Iqbal $4, Mushfiqur Rahim $5, Soumya Sarkar $5, Shakib Al Hasan $5, Liton Das $5.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Mushfiqur Rahim 78
v West Indies: Soumya Sarkar 66
v Ireland: Liton Das 76
v West Indies: Mushfiqur Rahim 63
v West Indies: Tamim Iqbal 80

New Zealand:
Top five in betting: Kane Williamson $3.75, Martin Guptill $4.33, Ross Taylor $5, Henry Nicholls $5.50, Colin Munro $5.50.

Top scorers from past five ODIs:
v Sri Lanka: Martin Guptill 73no
v Bangladesh: Ross Taylor 69
v Bangladesh: Martin Guptill 118
v Bangladesh: Martin Guptill 117no
v India: James Neesham 44

Top batter prediction: The Oval has been good for batting, with more than 300 scored in three of the four innings there in the World Cup so far, including by Bangladesh. So we can expect some big numbers here. Martin Guptill was dominant against Sri Lanka but this time we expect a couple of wickets to fall and more Kiwi players to get their chance. Veteran Ross Taylor has been incredible the past couple of years and we will back him to have a big one here. For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal is generally the anchor man, so $4 does not look bad value about him topping the charts for his team.


Top five in betting: Mustafizur Rahman $3.75, Shakib Al Hasan $4.33, Rubel Hossain $5, Mashrafe Mortaza $5, Mehidy Hasan $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v South Africa: Mustafizur Rahman 3-67
v West Indies: Mehidy Hasan 1-22
v Ireland: Abu Jayed 5-58
v West Indies: Mustafizur Rahman 4-43
v West Indies: Mashrafe Mortaza 3-49

New Zealand:
Top five in betting: Trent Boult $3.50, Tim Southee $4.33, Lockie Ferguson $4.50, Matt Henry $4.50, Ish Sodhi $5.

Top wicket-takers from past five ODIs:
v Sri Lanka: Matt Henry 3-29, Lockie Ferguson 3-22
v Bangladesh: Tim Southee 6-65
v Bangladesh: Lockie Ferguson 3-43
v Bangladesh: Trent Boult 3-40
v India: Matt Henry 4-35

Top bowler tip: While there have been plenty of runs at The Oval, 32 of a possible 40 wickets have fallen so the bowlers are not completely bereft of hope. It has been mainly the pacemen who have found success at the London ground. With that in mind we fancy prolific left-armer Trent Boult to shine for New Zealand and captain Mashrafe Mortaza to fare well for the Tigers.

WGL best bets: Bangladesh v New Zealand

Each of our ICC World Cup betting previews will highlight some potential wins for punters, or where our cricket tipsters think there is value to be found.

Man of the match – Trent Boult

Boult is the sort of player who can make a difference in a reasonably even contest such as this one. Three or more wickets in a winning side would probably be enough to earn him the nod and we think this is a real possibility. The $11 available at William Hill is enticing.

Tamim Iqbal total runs – over 31.5

Not too exciting here at around $1.83 but we think the opener will relish the conditions and settle in for a decent stay. He averages over 36 in this form of the game and the pitch should not hold too many demons.

Bangladesh v New Zealand prediction

Before the tournament started we would not have marked this match as one to watch, but it certainly is now after great openings from both teams. The winner here will be in great shape heading into week two. Plenty of stars on display. Get out the popcorn and bring it on.

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