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England vs New Zealand Betting Tips & Predictions T20 World Cup Semi-Finals 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 09/11/2021

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After the very best and also very free T20 World Cup betting tips for the England vs New Zealand semi-final? Of course, you are. Cricket matches don’t come any bigger than this!

Here you’ll find a summary of how both teams did in their previous match, the likely line-ups for both sides, a pitch report and some good stats. If you’re looking for online cricket betting sites for the game, keep on reading!

The game takes place at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, November 10, start time 7:30 pm IST. Up next are our England vs New Zealand betting tips!


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England vs New Zealand Betting Odds

Today’s England vs New Zealand betting odds have England as favourites. But I’m about to give you three very good reasons why I think this match is going to be a lot closer than the odds suggest.

And they’re the same three reasons as to why I’m backing New Zealand at a generous price. There are also today’s best cricket betting predictions on the toss winner and I’ve picked a Kiwi champion bowler to do the most damage and be their top bowler. It will give us a serious profit if he wins!

Our tips are free and exclusive to Indian readers.

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Match-winner: New Zealand 2.45 Pure Win
Toss winner: New Zealand 1.89 Pure Win
HOT BET! New Zealand Top Bowler: Trent Boult 4.0 10CRIC

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England Team News

So England aren’t unbeatable after all. After opening their campaign with four straight wins, they lost to South Africa in a high-scoring game.

It didn’t matter much to England because they topped the Group anyway and though the Proteas won, they didn’t win by a significantly big margin, so joined the likes of India in going home early.

But if the loss itself was irrelevant to England as a result, it was very relevant in other aspects.

For starters, they’ve almost certainly lost Jason Roy for the rest of the tournament to an injury sustained during the game.

Not many players are on crutches on Saturday and playing a World Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

As explained in our semi-final team guide, they’ll probably bring in James Vince either as a straight swap for Roy and have him open. Or bat him at three with Dawid Malan or Jonny Bairstow opening.

Whichever way they go, they could have done without this sort of disruption ahead of a semi-final.

And this of course, was after they lost Tymal Mills to injury the match before.

Mark Wood, who came in for him, was extremely expensive and went for 47 runs without taking a wicket.

Stll, it’s not all bad. In Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone they have four in-form players who are all potential match-winners.

England’s Likely XI

Buttler, Vince, Malan, Bairstow, Livingstone, Morgan, Ali, Woakes, Jordan, Rashid, Wood.

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New Zealand Team News

Another day, another thorough professional performance from New Zealand. The whole of India may have been behind Afghanistan, knowing that only a loss for the Black Caps could provide India with a chance of making the semis.

But New Zealand took it all in their stride and won comfortably. New-ball pair Trent Boult and Tim Southee took five wickets between them, the other bowlers chipped in as well and Afghanistan only managed 124 in the end.

That was never going to be enough and the Top 4 knocked off the runs between them with minimum fuss, Kane Williamson remaining unbeaten on 40.

They’ll be pleased that Adam Milne has improved over the course of the tournament. He was expensive at the beginning but yesterday took 1/17 off four overs.

This is a team who looks in good shape and as per usual, their fielding was flawless. Don’t underestimate the importance of that.

New Zealand Likely XI

Mitchell, Guptill, Williamson, Conway, Philipps, Neesham, Santner, Milne, Southee, Sodhi, Boult.

Venue & conditions

The last two matches here saw Afghanistan post just 124 against New Zealand and the Windies get just 157 against Australia. Both were easily chased.

But before that, there were some far bigger first innings scores. Sri Lanka got 189 against the West Indies and India smashed 202 against Afghanistan. Both teams batting first won.

All of this makes it hard to work out Abu Dhabi. Looking at those four games, you’d think a par score would be about 170.

It’s also not so obvious as to what’s best to do: bat first or bowl first?

Traditionally in cricket, teams have wanted to bat first in big semis and finals and put ‘scoreboard pressure’ on the opposition.

That means relying on the opposition getting behind the required run rate and hoping that forces the mistake, as they try to make up for being behind the asking rate .

But the game has changed, chashing has been the way to go this tournament and the dew factor will always be on the captains’ minds.

The smart money is on the winning skipper bowling first and whoever does that, has the early advantage.

England vs New Zealand Head-to-Head

20 games between them and it’s been pretty one-sided: 13 wins for England and just seven for New Zealand. Among most well-matched teams (which these are), you’d expect the split to be about 50-50 or 55-45 so the fact that England have won 66% of the games among them is significant.

The last game between them was won by England in a Super Over, back in 2019. Just like the ODI World Cup final, also in 2019. What are the odds on a repeat of that and for the game to be decided by a Super Over?

It’s 12.5 with 10CRIC, seeing as you asked.


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England vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

Let’s talk England vs New Zealand toss winner statistics. Things have been tighter at the toss than on the match result. There was a match in there that saw a toss but ended in a no-result, so that’s why there were 21 tosses, not 20.

But England have now lost their last two tosses. We’ll go with Williamson and New Zealand here, but it’s a tough call.

England vs New Zealand Toss Prediction T20 World Cup Semi-Finals 2021

England 12 57%
New Zealand 9 43%

England vs New Zealand Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: New Zealand to win @ 2.45 with Pure Win

Readers of the T20 World Cup semi-final team guide will know that of the sides still left in the tournament, I considered New Zealand to offer the best betting value, at the current odds.

But if you’re not brave enough to go with the Black Caps to go all the way, you should consider backing them to win this one.

Three main reasons.

One: the toss going their way and them bowling first would almost make them favourites before a ball was bowled. England are fine chasing but they almost lost against Sri Lanka batting first and then did lose against South Africa batting first.

Two: England have suffered two injuries over the last week; New Zealand have had none and can field their best side.

Three: you’d probably just about favour New Zealand’s bowling right now.

Wood will be a big concern for England after a poor performance against South Africa. And even Chris Woakes, who started the tournament very strongly, has gone off the boil a bit.

Those are enough reasons to side with New Zealand when there’s such a big difference in the odds.

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Today’s England vs New Zealand Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Trent Boult to be New Zealand top bowler @ 4.0 with 10 CRIC

There aren’t too many stand-out prices on the top batsman markets for either side.

But I think it’s certainly worth going with that man Trent Boult on the New Zealand Top Bowler market.

There’s plenty to like about him.

He’s taken wickets in every single one of the five games he’s played so far. His ‘worst’ performance was against Pakistan where he took ‘just’ one.

In two of the next four games, he took three wickets to be their top bowler outright. And in the other two, he took two wickets to tie with another player.

His 11 wickets put him in joint-second place with Adam Zampa and Shakib Al-Hasan and five behind Hasaranga. But remember that Hasaranga played three more games in qualifying.

So he’s always on the money and all in all, 4.0 is  a very good price.

England vs New Zealand fun statistics

Let’s round things off with some quick stats ahead of the game.

  • Not only has Trent Boult taken 11 wickets but he’s going at just 5.74 an over this tournament.
  • Jos Buttler is second on the top run scorer charts with 240 runs; 24 behind Babar Azam.
  • Jason Roy (likely to miss out in this game) is the only England player other than Buttler to have scored a 50 this World Cup.
  • All three of England’s spinners: Ali, Livingstone and Rashid, have gone at less than 6 an over.