This is a preview of the T20 World Cup 2021 meeting between Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea in Group B. The two teams are battling out for a place in the Super 12.
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea – Match Preview
Bangladesh enhanced their chances of reaching the Super 12 after a win over Oman in the group stages. This victory on Tuesday evening has helped Bangladesh get the first win in the group stages. Papua New Guinea’s struggles in the group stages continued with the team losing the 17 runs to Scotland in the latest match. This defeat has left Papua New Guinea at the bottom of the table. This Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea prediction sees that the form of the two teams is quite in contrast.
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea – Predicted Playing XIs
Bangladesh have a lot of experience and are clearly the better team in many regards. The complacency shown against Scotland was quickly overcome in the win over Oman. The victory has now put Bangladesh in the third place and they are just two points away from the top. A huge positive for Bangladesh would be the strong opening show put up by Mohammad Naim, who came in place of Soumya Sarkar. There are flaws within this Bangladesh team, but they have a whole lot of experience as well.
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea are likely to be heading to the bottom spot in the group by the time this stage of the T20 World Cup 2021 completes. Even though there are some positives within this team, they are significantly overrun by the opposition in terms of quality beyond a few players. It is difficult to see Papua New Guinea getting anything out of this group stages.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea Head to head
- Matches Played: 0
- Bangladesh Won: 0
- Papua New Guinea Won: 0
- Tie/NR: 0
The Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea head to head record is about to be written for the first time. This will be the first meeting between the two nations. So far, Papua New Guinea have not been able to play against Bangladesh in any competitive T20 game.
Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Bangladesh were able to hit five sixes in the win over Oman. Mohammad Naim contributed the bulk of the boundaries by coming up with four sixes and three fours. Thus, the Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea match prediction sees a strong possibility in Bangladesh, who are a more experienced team, to capitalise on the recent form.
Mohammad Naim came in place of Soumya Sarkar during the win over Oman. After opening the innings, Naim made a strong impression by coming up with 64 runs. His runs turned out to be a crucial factor in helping put a strong score on the board. Naim should retain his spot ahead of Sarkar.
Mustafizur Rahman was able to come up with a four-wicket haul that proved decisive against Oman. He has now picked up six wickets in his last two matches. The pitch is also likely to be in his favour.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.