The first test between New Zealand and Bangladesh starts tomorrow at Basin Reserve, Wellington. New Zealand are hot favourites to win this match as well, as Bangladesh have lost all their matches in this tour, which included three ODIs and three T-20 matches. This is the first of the two-test series. Nobody, apart from their die-hard fans, gave them much chance. There should not be any surprises in the cricket betting front. There is no way this Bangladesh team can defeat New Zealand in tests.
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The main interest of this match is on whether Ross Taylor will score a century or not. He has scored 16 centuries. If he scores one more century, he will equal Martin Crowe’s record of the most test centuries by a New Zealand player. The venue is Basin Reserve, where Taylor has already scored two centuries. And the opponents are Bangladesh, who do not have the bowling arsenal to cause damage in the windy New Zealand conditions. Expect Taylor to score a century here or in the next test. Kane Williamson and Tom Latham will also be fancying their chances. The bowling troika of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner too will be eager to bolster their bowling records. New Zealand have not lost a test match against Bangladesh. You can trust them against Bangladesh for your cricket betting.
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Nothing has worked Bangladesh. Their main strength is spin bowling. It has been nullified by the conditions in New Zealand. Their batsmen are reasonably good at playing spin, but generally struggle against swing and seam bowling. To be fair with Bangladesh players, most sub-continent players struggle in these conditions. Bangladesh could do well to provide an opportunity to young players like Taskin Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman and Mehedi Hasan.
This is one of the easiest predictions for cricket betting: New Zealand to win comfortably.
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