New Zealand bounced back emphatically from their 1-4 ODI series mauling. The Kiwis subsequently recorded a humbling 80-run victory over tormentors India in the first T20 international. As they showed in bouncing back from a dismal display in the fourth ODI, the visitors are resolute and will surely come back stronger in Friday’s second T20 match in Auckland. So let’s take a closer look at the 2nd T20i odds for New Zealand v India.
What are the 2nd T20i odds for New Zealand v India?
In the first T20 international, Tim Siefert and Colin Munro took the third over of the day for just 15 runs. And that included two dot balls! The Kiwis went on to post 219/6. And when Tim Southee dismissed Rohit Sharma early on, the game was pretty much over. In the end, India limped to 139 all out.
Given the convincing result of the first T20, its no surprise to see New Zealand as the favourites. They are squeezed in at 2.10 with Betway to wrap up a series victory at the earliest available chance.
But it might be worth taking a satta on India. After all, the same bookmaker has edged them out at 1.70.
Match Odds Summary: New Zealand: 2.10, India 1.70 (Betway – Editor’s Pick)
What are the Top Batsman 2nd T20i odds for New Zealand v India?
Virat Kohli takes a rest for this series. Therefore, the onus will be on stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma to get India off to a stellar start. We know he can come up with the goods at any time, too. However, his own standards have had a fairly fallow time in New Zealand. So at 3.50 with Betrally, Sharma is perhaps one bet to avoid as India’s top scorer.
There’s every chance, instead, for Shikhar Dhawan to shine at the top of the order at a high-scoring ground. And he looks like a good satta at 4.00. Dhawan notched 29 off 18 balls in the first T20, and had a strong ODI series too.
Other options in the market include Rishabh Pant at 4.75, MS Dhoni at 5.85, and Vijay Shankar at 8.00.
New Zealand supporters will be hoping for more fireworks from Tim Seifert. The cricketer’s 84 in the first T20 international contained 64 runs plundered from boundaries and maximums. He can be backed at 4.50 to top score for the Kiwis.
Most money will surely come in for Kane Williamson. The classy captain and number three batsman is 3.75 favourite in the market.
But our satta goes to Colin Munro, who will be playing on home Auckland soil. His 34 in the first match came at a strike rate of 170.00. He therefore looks a fair price at 3.95. Other options for New Zealand include Ross Taylor (6.00), Jimmy Neesham (7.50). And Daryl Mitchell (8.25).
Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Munro 3.95 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Seifert 4.50, Taylor 6.00, Neesham 7.50.
India: Sharma 3.50, Dhawan 4.00 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Pant 4.75, Dhoni 5.85, Shankar 8.00.
What are the Top Batsman Runs 2nd T20i odds for New Zealand v India?
For our final satta, we’re going to back the Top Batsman Runs in Match line, which has been set at 65.5 by Betway.
Our pick is the Overs at odds of 1.83 quite simply because the Eden Park Oval in Auckland is a high scoring ground. The ground has seen many big scores in T20 internationals, as well as its domestic Super Smash league.
Australia once chased down 244 at Eden Park Oval, while New Zealand themselves reached a target of 143 inside ten overs. The Auckland Aces have tackled targets of 180 and 196 in the Super Smash as well. So all fingers point to this being a high-scoring test in which some batsmen could go big.
Top Batsman Runs in Match: Overs 1.83 (Betway – Editor’s Pick)