New Zealand v India: First ODI Odds and Betting Preview

By Matt Harris on January 21, 2019

India closed out their long tour of Australia with two successful run chases that ultimately led to a 2-1 series win in the ODIs. The team now make the short hop across the Tasman to take on New Zealand. Based on current form, the Kiwis may well provide a tougher challenge. So, who do the cricket odds for New Zealand v India favour for Wednesday’s game in Napier?

Bear in mind, though, that the Aussies are a struggling side while New Zealand are more settled and peaking at the right time for this summer’s Cricket World Cup.

What are the cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

If you’re taking a Satta on the match result then you could opt for India, who start as favourites at 1.61 with Betway. Alternatively, you can back outsiders New Zealand at 2.20, and we think there could be some value in this match. The Kiwis have just dispatched Sri Lanka with a 3-0 ODI whitewash. And with Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and most other batters finding form, they are a tough prospect for any opponent.

India are performing better away from home and we expect them to eventually win this series. But they can start slowly and New Zealand are primed to upset this market.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand: 2.20 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), India 1.61.

What are the top batsman cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

Some will argue that Sri Lanka are weak opposition, but they are relatively strong in the One Day arena. New Zealand just blew them away earlier this month. Furthermore, the threat to India lies in Power Hitting that runs right through the order.

In New Zealand’s top batsman market, Kane Williamson starts as favourite at 3.75. He is followed by Martin Guptill at 4.75. Ross Taylor is third favourite at 4.85 with Betrally and then we come to Colin Munro at 5.50. Henry Nicholls is another option at 5.50. And don’t forget Jimmy Neesham, who hit Thisara Perera for five sixes in an over at Mount Maunganui. Neesham is a real tempter at 10.75.

India’s top batsman market may be a straight choice between two men, with both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma finding form against Australia. Kohli starts as favourite for Napier at 3.00, followed by Rohit at 3.95. We can’t forget MS Dhoni, who made such an impressive return to the side. You can pick up the former skipper at 7.00.

Those three appear to be the main batting threats on Wednesday. However, you can also pick up Shikhar Dhawan at 5.00, Kedar Jadhav at 8.75 with Betrally or Dinesh Karthik at 13.00 with Betway.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Guptill 4.75, Taylor 4.85, Munro 5.50, Nicholls 5.50, Neesham 10.75.

India: Kohli 3.00, Rohit Sharma 3.95 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 5.00, Dhoni 7.00, Jadhav 8.75, Karthik 13.00.

What are the most sixes cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

It’s been a comprehensive preview so far. Therefore, we’ll finish quickly with a market that’s been profitable for us recently. India were the generous outside bet to hit most sixes during the games with Australia. This time around, however, the teams carry identical odds. New Zealand and India are both available at 2.05 with Betway, but we’re siding with the Kiwis this time.

With Guptill, Williamson, Taylor, Nicholls and Neesham, that’s a powerful order that could clear the ropes more times than any side in world cricket. Over the course of this series, India should ultimately come through with the win. Nevertheless, we expect New Zealand’s powerful batting depth to come through in Napier. Hopefully, it will give us a significant overall profit with which to kick things off.

Most Match Sixes Odds Summary: New Zealand 2.05 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), India 2.05, The Tie 8.50.