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New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st ODI Predictions & Tips - Guptill tipped to shine in Dunedin

  • New Zealand vs Bangladesh predictions for Friday’s 1st ODI cricket match
  • The fixture will be played in Dunedin at 22:00 GMT
  • Martin Guptill has scored over 40 runs in 3 of his last 4 limited overs matches
  • I am backing Martin Guptill to continue his form with a big score
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Martin Guptill has found some form again (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 19 Mar 2021
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New Zealand vs Bangladesh Predictions

Martin Guptill found some of his best form in the recently completed T20I series against Australia. He can replicate that in the longer format and is tipped to score over 24.5 runs in the 1st ODI.

  • New Zealand won their last ODI series against Bangladesh 3-0 at home.
  • New Zealand’s Martin Guptill scored 97, 43 & 71 runs in 3 of his last 4 limited overs innings’.
  • New Zealand's Martin Guptill averages 42.50 in ODI cricket.
  • Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim has scored 50+ runs in 6 of his last 12 ODI innings’.

Head to Head

New Zealand have won four of their last five ODI fixtures against Bangladesh. They last met in June 2019 where New Zealand won by two wickets during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

New Zealand Form

New Zealand return to ODI cricket for the first time since March 2020 when their series against Australia was abandoned after just one match.

That series began shortly after the Black Caps beat India 3-0 in an ODI series at home. Prior to that, New Zealand’s last game was the 2019 Cricket World Cup final where they suffered a heartbreaking defeat.

New Zealand lost their last ODI by 70 runs in Sydney against Australia. After the Aussies scored 258 runs batting first, New Zealand were dismissed for 187 runs.

Martin Guptill top scored on 45 runs while Tom Lathan added 38.

New Zealand Injuries & Team News

Ross Taylor will miss the 1st ODI through injury which should open up a spot for the in-form Devon Conway.

Changes are expected from the Black Caps T20I side with Tom Latham captaining the side in the absence of Kane Williamson. Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman and Conway are all possible debutants.

Bangladesh Form

Bangladesh have won their last six ODI matches with their most recent series ending 3-0 against the West Indies in January 2021. Prior to that, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in a home series.

In the 3rd ODI against the Windies, Bangladesh batted first in Chattogram. Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudulla all scored 64 runs to help Bangladesh to a total of 297 runs.

Superb bowling by Mohammad Saiduddin who took 3-51 in nine overs restricted the West Indies to 177 runs. Bangladesh won the match by 120 runs to seal a clean sweep in the series.

While they will take confidence from that, conditions in New Zealand will be vastly different to those at home. The batsmen will have to adapt if they are to have any chances in this match.

Bangladesh Injuries & Team News

Tamim Iqbal is available for the ODI series but he has opted out of the T20I series that follows this.

Bangladesh have a well rounded team, it is just whether they can adapt to the conditions. Experienced players such as Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal will have to play big roles.

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Martin Guptill is in ominous form coming into this ODI series after three 40+ scores in a recently completed T20I series against Australia. He is backed to score over 24.5 runs, be New Zealand's top scorer and win the man of the match award.

For Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim has been their most consistent ODI player. He is tipped to top score for them.

Best Bet: Guptill Over 24.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best New Zealand Batsman Tip: Martin Guptill Best New Zealand Batsman @225.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Bangladesh Batsman Tip: Mushfiqur Rahim Best Bangladesh Batsman @400.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: Martin Guptill Man of the Match @700.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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