NZ vs BAN Cricket Betting Tips: Bangladesh did the unthinkable as the defeated New Zealand in red ball cricket on their home soil in the first Test match. Now, they will look to seal the series in the second Test match, which will be played at Christchurch from 9th January. New Zealand are a quality red-ball side, which is proven by the fact that they are reigning WTC Champions. Hence, they will look to avenge their first Test loss against Bangladesh and bounce back stronger. The hosts looked a bit rusty to begin with, both with the bat and ball, as the Asian side outplayed them in all departments of the game.
As for New Zealand, they will still be without their regular captain, Kane Williamson for the second Test. Tom Latham will continue to lead his side, whereas, Ross Taylor will play his last Test match against Bangladesh. The right-handed batter has already announced his retirement.
Bangladesh will be buzzing to go out there and seal the two-match Test series. However, they must not carried away given the quality of the Kiwis. It was an inspired performance from the entire Bangladesh side, especially from Ebadot Hussain who picked up seven wickets during the game.
In New Zealand, the match will be broadcasted on Spark Sports. Fans in Bangladesh will be eager to see their side in action once again. They can catch the action live on Rabbitholebd Sports digital platforms. Meanwhile, for fans all over the globe, the match will be streamed live on Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime has bought streaming rights for all New Zealand matches, starting this year.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Head to Head in Tests: Total 16: NZ 12, BAN 1
New Zealand will look to claim vengeance and their first victory of the WTC 2021-23 campaign. The pace bowling quartet of Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner and Tim Southee went for plenty of runs in the first Test. They will look to rectify their errors in the second match. As for Bangladesh, their entire batting order chipped in with useful runs in the first Test, with captain, Mominul Haque scoring 88 runs. Liton Das also scored precious 86 runs, with Mehidy Hasan scoring valuable runs down the order.
Betway: NZ 1.18, BAN 9.00
Bet365: NZ 1.18, BAN 13.00
New Zealand have the better side out of the two teams. The Kiwi pacers are expected to come good in the second Test, and cause trouble to the Bangladeshi batters. Ross Taylor is also playing his final Test for New Zealand, and he will look to bow out after playing a meaningful innings. Talking about Bangladesh, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain troubled the Kiwi batters from time to time. Here are the top picks for the New Zealand vs Bangladesh Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Trent Boult Stats vs Bangladesh in Tests
Although, New Zealand pacers disappointed in the first Test, yet Trent Boult was their best bowler. The left armer picked 4 wickets in 35 overs, conceding runs at just above 2 runs per over. Boult has a stellar record against Bangladesh in red ball cricket.
2. Mehidy Hasan vs New Zealand in First Test
Mehidy Hasan delivered an all-round performance against New Zealand in the first Test. He delivered with the ball, and was pretty handed with the bat in the first innings, helping the visitors get a firm grip of the game.
3. Ross Taylor Stats vs Bangladesh in Tests
Ross Taylor will retire after the second Test against Bangladesh. Taylor got off to decent starts in the first match, but was unable to convert the starts into a big knock. He will look to bow out of red ball cricket with a good innings or two.
If NZ bats first: 450-500
If BAN bats first: 300-350
The pitch at Christchurch is going to offer assistance to the batters. Once the batsman get past the early part of the day, they can be expected to play a huge innings. During the earlier part of the day, the pacers will benefit the most because of the windy conditions on offer. The last Test played at this venue was in 2020, where New Zealand defeated India by 7 wickets. However, that was a low-scoring affair, as both sides were bowled out under 250 in the first innings.
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The weather may play a spoil sport in the second Test, as there is prediction of rainfall on the final two days of the match. Moreover, the first three days will be played under cloudy conditions, but chances of precipitation are low. On Day 1, the temperature could go as high as 27 degree Celsius when the sun comes out. It could go as low as 17 degree Celsius when the conditions are a bit cloudy. New Zealand will surely have their fingers crossed, as they look to level the series.
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