Chaser could have advantage
Boult too big at 5/23.50
Bangladesh v New Zealand
Friday 13 October, 09:30
TV: Live on Sky Sports
Bangladesh v New Zealand World Cup team news
Bangladesh got a good thumping against England last time out. They will need to focus on how they kept England in relative check from 307 for three in the 42nd to 364 for eight. Mahedi Hasan came into the side and took four wickets.
Possible XI: Das, Hasan, SHanto, SHakib, Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur, Hridoy, Hasan, Taskin, Shoriful, Mustafizur
New Zealand have the luxury of giving Kane WIlliamson all the time he needs to get 100% fit. At the moment Will Young and Rachin Ravindra are undroppable. Tim Southee will have to wait his turn, too. Ish Sodhi could come in for Lockie Ferguson with the pitch expected to turn.
Possible XI: Young, Conway, Ravindra, Mitchell, Latham, Phillips, Chapman, Santner, Sodhi, Henry, Boult
Bangladesh v New Zealand World Cup pitch report
The Chennai pitch is one for the spinners. Run-getting could be hard work. Australia could manage only 199. Shorting a high par line for the Kiwis - possibly at around 315 - and also for Bangladesh at around 270 are solid options.
Bangladesh v New Zealand World Cup match odds
This one was identified as a potential upset. Bangladesh have drifted in the market and the 3.953/1 may not be the worst bet. But with a caveat.
Chasing could be key in Chennai because of the dew factor. There's also a doubt about what a good score is batting first on a tacky surface.
Bangladesh may be capable of getting this down to a choice affair for those preferring to trade. A 50% extra from the orginal stake on the lay button guarantees profit.
Bangladesh v New Zealand World Cup player bets
Trent Boult and Glenn Phillips are old faithfuls for top bowler and bat respectively.
It's been a slow start for the reliable players on the tops market. But we need to keep the faith.
Boult returns 70% of the time in the last two years so we'll have some of Sportsbook's 5/23.50. Phillips has a win rate of a 4/15.00 chance. Sportsbook go 13/114.00.