The action shifts to the T-20 arena in Bangladesh’s New Zealand tour. The first T-20 match is on tomorrow at Napier. New Zealand have won the ODI series 3-0. They will be hoping for a similar result in the three-match T-20 series. On the other hand, Bangladesh will hope for a quick reversal of fortunes. The shortest format gives the best opportunity for the underdogs to strike. The fewer the number of overs, the shorter will be the gap between the teams. You should not write Bangladesh off in your cricket betting calculations only because they have had an abject ODI series. The players are more comfortable in the T-20 mode, as it helps hide them their technical and temperamental deficiencies.
Preview – New Zealand
Martin Guptill is injured and he will not take part in the series. Neil Broom, who has a sensational return to international cricket in the ODI series, will take his place. There will not be much change to the squad that won the ODI series. Kane Williamson, Jacob Neesham and Tim Southee remain the fulcrum around which New Zealand team functions.
The Kiwis know that history is on their side. Bangladesh have never won a T-20 match against New Zealand. These teams have played four matches so far, including one in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and one in Kolkata, an Indian city very near to Bangladesh. New Zealand have won the all the four matches comfortably. Will the record going to change? It will, one day. But it may not happen tomorrow. New Zealand must be the favourites for all cricket betting predictions.
Preview – Bangladesh
They have not managed to translate their pre-match talks and overall enthusiasm into the match-day performance. Their fans have great – sometimes even unrealistic – expectations of the team. This is their chance. They are not going to offer much of a challenge in the test series. This is their best chance to make their fans happy. It is not going to be easy though. New Zealand appeared the superior side by a distance. Still, Bangladesh have enough in them to cause an upset.
Is it wise to put your money on Bangladesh in cricket betting? Probably not. It is better to wait and watch the first game – just to see how they fare in alien conditions. Till you have convincing proof, it is always better to back New Zealand.
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