India vs New Zealand Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: New Zealand Draw no Bet @ 3.81 with 10CRIC
Last week we had New Zealand Draw/No Bet. A reminder that means we would have won at big odds had the Black Caps won but got our money back when it ended in a draw.
And yes, New Zealand didn’t look like they’d win the match at many stages during it and were probably a bit fortunate to get a draw at all.
But none of that is to say it was a bad bet. Or that we shouldn’t stick with the same bet.
One of the key things to note is that India won the toss last time and that gave them a huge advantage straight away.
That’s because it’s always tough to bat in India on Day 4 and 5 pitches because they crumble and turn.
So if New Zealand win the toss and bat first this time, the shoe could be on the other foot.
If that were to happen they’re quite unlikely to lose and by having this sort of bet rather than the straight win (albeit at bigger odds) we also have the draw covered.
This could happen for two reasons:
- there’s some rain
- the wicket is better than expected.
So we simply have to be with New Zealand as the match-winner, with that insurance on the draw. Especially because India are after all missing three or four first-choice players.
Here’s our 10CRIC review, by the way, where you can see why they’re one of our recommended sites.
Today’s India vs New Zealand Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Kyle Jamieson to be New Zealand first innings Top Bowler @ 5.18 with 10CRIC
Kyle Jamieson has certainly impressed during his young Test career. He’s played 9 Tests and already taken 52 wickets. That’s an average of almost six wickets a game and three an innings.
It means he’s the fastest New Zealand bowler to 50 Test wickets, overtaking the great Shane Bond, who needed 12 Tests to get to 50.
And he’s something of a first-innings specialist because he makes use of any bounce and swing early on. He bowled with excellent rhythm in that First Test.
As it happens, his three wickets in the first innings were beaten by Southee’s five but it shows how consistent he is.
Let’s hope he’s even better this time around.
India vs New Zealand fun statistics
Time to round things off with some fun facts ahead of the game.
- Kyle Jamieson was man of the match in that World Test Championship final after taking five wickets in the first innings and two in the second, to go with 21 runs in the one innings he batted.
- Jamieson has four wins from nine when it comes to being New Zealand first innings top bowler.
- Shreyas Iyer scored the only century of the First Test but both Will Young (89) and Tom Latham (95) came pretty close.
- All of New Zealand’s 19 wickets in the First Test fell to spinners.