New Zealand are set to host Bangladesh for a two-match Test series that will be a part of the World Test Championship. The matches are scheduled to be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on January 1, Saturday. I have handpicked three of the best betting tips from the NZ vs BAN Day 1 match prediction.
Ahead of the Test series, Bangladesh played against New Zealand XI in a practice game as a part of the preparation which eventually ended in a draw. Both the teams have been out of action in recent times and will look to get back in form. The Bangladesh team will have Mominul Haque as its captain while New Zealand will be led by Tom Latham as their regular skipper, Kane Williamson has been ruled out due to his elbow injury. Bangladesh will be starting their WTC cycle with the series against New Zealand and will be hoping to start it on a positive note. After a disappointing Test series against Pakistan played at home, they will be looking to turn the tables around. The Tigers will lack confidence going to New Zealand and do well in the Test matches against the Kiwis. They need to be on their toes while facing the Kiwis away from home. The Kiwis on the other hand started their WTC with a two match Test series against India which they lost by 1-0. New Zealand has some formidable players in their team which will give them an upper hand in the Test match. Meanwhile take a look at the top three betting tips from the New Zealand vs Bangladesh Day 1 head-to-head match.
Both sides have some promising players on their side, so can expect an enthralling contest in the upcoming fixture. However I have picked Devon Conway and Mominul Haque as our top picks from the NZ vs BAN player betting tips.
Devon Conway is one of the pillars for the New Zealand team in Test matches in the top order. This South African born, left handed batsman has topped the domestic batting charts across all three formats. Conway is relatively a new entrant in Test cricket. He made his Test debut in the 2021 season while playing against England in the month of June. He has played six Test innings so far to become the second highest Test run scorer of New Zealand. In these six innings, he has scored 379 runs averaging brilliantly at 65.83. Conway's scores in these three Test matches were - 200, 23, 80, 3, 54 and 19. Majority of his runs this season came while batting against the Englishmen. The black capped batsman is impossible to ignore considering his form with the bat. This will be Conway's debut Test series against the Tiger's and he is sure to display a stellar performance. Watch out as Pari Match offers betting odds in favour of Devon Conway in the New Zealand vs Bangladesh match prediction on its Day 1.
Secondly is the newly appointed Bangladesh captain, Mominul Haque who will be playing an important role as a captain and also as the best batsman for his side in the test matches. He can be a game-changer for Bangladesh with the bat. He has scored 508 runs in five matches against New Zealand with an average of 63.50. The middle-order Bangladeshi batsman has played over 80 Test innings in his career to make 3363 runs from them. While playing away from home Haque has 1037 runs under his belt from 38 innings, averaging 28.02. In the year 2021, the 30-year-old batsman has come out to bat in 13 Test innings to pile 503 runs from them at an impressive average of 41.91. Haque is currently among the Tiger's top two Test run scorers. Mominul Haque has captained in 11 test matches earlier to this. He has notched 750 runs as a captain and averages 39.47. Haque also holds a good average while playing in ICC World Test Championships. He has featured in 9 matches and scored 548 runs averaging 32.23. Pari Match has offerred odds of 1.87 for Mominul Haque to score over 22.5 runs in the NZ vs BAN head-to-head match.
The Kiwi's are a stronger contender in comparison to the Tigers. Hence they are our favourite going into the forthcoming fixture of the NZ vs BAN team betting tips.
New Zealand are currently placed at the sixth spot in the latest WTC points table. The team is perched in the second spot of the ICC Men's Test team rankings, while Bangladesh are at ninth. The Black Caps have played 6 Test matches in 2021 where the Kiwis went on to win on 4 occasions. They started their journey in the WTC cycle with a loss in a two-Test series against India in India by 1-0. The Kiwi's had drawn the opening Test in Kanpur but lost the second Test in Mumbai. Up until now, New Zealand and Bangladesh have contested in 15 Test matches, with New Zealand thrashing the Bangladeshis on 12 occasions and the other three games being drawn. Even in their last five meetings, the Kiwis have defeated the Tigers four times. Tigers managed to draw only one Test against New Zealand in 2013. The New Zealand Cricket Team have proven them as quite the competitors in the Test matches. The above statistics clearly show that the Kiwis have a better chance of winning against the Tigers. Since Bangladesh's record against New Zealand in Test matches is also quite poor, we will be rooting for the Kiwis to win the upcoming fixture. Pari Match has offered winner odds of 1.02 for New Zealand to win the NZ vs BAN Day 1 test match prediction.
Devon Conway To Excel With The Bat
Mominul Haque To Score Over 22.5 Runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
New Zealand To Win - @ 1.02 (Pari Match)