Bangladesh vs New Zealand: 5th T20I, September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
There have been eight T20Is that have been played over the course of the last one month in Bangladesh and the pitches have continued to be slow and low. The spinners have dominated proceedings and the batsmen from either side have struggled to get going.
New Zealand couldn’t really step up and cope with the conditions as they fell short in the first couple of T20Is. They were shot out for a mere 60 in the first game before they lost by just four runs while chasing 142. However, the Tom Latham-led side did bounce back well and kept the series alive. They racked up 128/5 batting first and skittled Bangladesh out for 76.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have quite enjoyed the turning ball, especially the spinners. They beat Australia 4-1 and took a 2-0 series lead against New Zealand before losing the third game. Bangladesh’s batting hasn’t really been any better than their counter-parts but they have just done enough. It is the bowlers who have done the heavy-lifting and they have driven this side.
With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 only a little over a month away, both teams will be looking to fine tune their skills. New Zealand are without a slew of their first-choice players but there are quite a few of the players in this squad who are a part of that T20 World Cup squad. The Mahmudullah-led side have the opportunity to record their maiden T20I series win over New Zealand after their historic series win over Australia.
Bangladesh will be the favourites heading into this game. They have the winning odds of 1.53 to win this game while New Zealand have their winning odds placed at 2.40
New Zealand have an overwhelming record against Bangladesh in T20I cricket. Before the start of this series, New Zealand had won all the 10 games that these two teams had played. Currently, the head-to-head record stands at 11-2 in favour of New Zealand.
|PLACE||Total Number of Games||Number of games won by Bangladesh||Number of games won by New Zealand||No-Result|
|In New Zealand||7||0||7||0|
|In Neutral venues||2||0||2||0|