Who will win NZ vs BAN 1st Test?
The 1st test match of the test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be played on January 12, 2017. The match will take place at the Basin Reserve in Wellington and the live action will begin at 11:00 local time.
Read ahead for our prediction of the New Zealand vs Bangladesh test match in 2017.
The team that wins the toss is recommended to bowl first, as the pitch will favor the bowlers more, and limit the score of the opponent team.
Ross Taylor will be joining the team after recovering from an eye surgery. Trent Boult is als included in the test squad. Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle have been left.
Colin de Grandhomme and Kane Williamson have been scoring well for the team in the previous ODI and T20 series against Bangladesh. Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, and Henry Nicholls are expected to give full support to the batting line up, going by their previous performances in the Super Smash. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner are expected to take the lead in the bowling side and take major wickets against Bangladesh. Ross Taylor will be expected to perform since he’s well rested and ready to take on the Bangladeshis.
New Zealand have been playing very well recently in the ODI and T20 series against Bangladesh. They’ve played 6 matches uptill now and have won all of them. They’re clearly dominating Bangladesh and will be playing to win the whole tour.
New Zealand Predicted XI
Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult, Dean Brownlie, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk)
Uncapped players Nurul Hasan and Subashish Roy have been included in the squad, along with Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed. Mustafizur Rahman, Shuvagata Hom and Mosaddek Hossain have been rested.
Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman have been the dependable scorers in the otherwise weak batting side of the team. The batsmen will have to give extra efforts to play strong against the New Zealand bowlers. Shakib Al Hasan and Rubel Hossain have bowled decently in the previous matches and the team will be looking up to them to lead the bowling attack to give a tough competition to New Zealand.
Bangladesh have been struggling a lot in this tour, with no wins against New Zealand. They’ve tried hard to play strong but have failed in every single match, and will hopefully change their fate in the test series.
Bangladesh Predicted XI
Mushfiqur Rahim (c) (wk), Mominul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Nurul Hasan, Subashis Roy.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh Head to Head
New Zealand and Bangladesh have played 6 matches in this series, including 3 ODIs and 3 T20s, and New Zealand have won all of them. Both teams have played 11 test matches against each other in the last 15 years, and Bangladesh have not won a single match out of all.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test Betting Odds
New Zealand have been playing well in this series and are giving a tough time to Bangladesh on their tour, their odds to win this match are 1.27 with betfair and 1.25 with bet365. Bangladesh have been struggling since day 1 and the chances of them defeating New Zealand donâ€™t look so bright, their odds being 21.00 with betfair and 13 with bet365. The odds of the match being a draw are 5.7 with betfair and 5.00 with bet365.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test Prediction
New Zealand is playing very well against Bangladesh, and their wins in the last 6 matches is proof of that. The team is playing tightly and strategically, and will be hoping to finish off the opponent teamâ€™s tour with a clean sweep. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have been playing very weak in both batting and bowling departments. And will have to pull off a miracle to win these two test matches against New Zealand.
New Zealand is in a far better form than Bangladesh, and we predict them to win this match.