India v New Zealand: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on July 7, 2019

On Tuesday, India battle New Zealand in the first World Cup 2019 semi-final at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. But what do our World Cup betting tips for India v New Zealand predict?

Following Australia’s shock defeat to South Africa on Saturday, India were able to claim top spot in the group standings. In so doing, they arguably secured an easier semi-final against New Zealand.

Nevertheless, the Kiwis have a few match winners in their team. Therefore, they must not be underestimated by India and cricket bettors alike.

What are the World Cup betting tips for India v New Zealand?

With seven wins from eight completed games, it’s little wonder that India are the favourites with the bookmakers to secure their place in Sunday’s final. A satta on Virat Kohli’s men will net betting odds of 1.36.

It is being reported that New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson will be back from injury in time for this game. He could be crucial to the Kiwi’s chances, too, as he can bowl consistently at 92mph plus. That gives their supporters hope of an upset.

Indeed, cricket bettors can back New Zealand to achieve the unthinkable at 3.20.

But you just sense that India are in a far stronger place. After all, Rohit Sharma and new opening partner KL Rahul are in sublime form. Furthermore, Jasprit Bumrah is justifying his status as the ICC’s number one ranked ODI bowler.

Meanwhile, New Zealand rely so heavily on the undoubted talents of Kane Williamson. By contrast, India have a number of players in form and firing. And that is why we believe they will book their place in the final here.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.36 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), New Zealand 3.20.

What are the top batsman World Cup betting tips for India v New Zealand?

– India Batsman Picks

It has been the Sharma and Rahul show for India of late. The former is the leading run scorer in the Cricket World Cup 2019, and made his fifth century in eight innings against Sri Lanka last time out. It’s an incredible statistic, and shows why he is as short as 3.25 with Betway to be India’s top batsman.

But Rahul has come to the party of late with scores of 77 and 111 against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively. So he too has to be respected at 4.50. But it’s that sublime consistency of Sharma that ultimately is hard to overlook.

The openers have batted so well that Kohli (3.10) has barely got a look in of late, while Rishabh Pant (7.00 with Betway) is capable of extraordinary ball-striking.

And who knows, there might even be some late-in-the-innings pyrotechnics from MS Dhoni (11.00) and Hardik Pandya (13.00).

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

New Zealand are a bit less predictable with the blade. Only one of their batsmen has scored over 300 runs in the tournament. That man – Kane Williamson – is the smart bet to top score for the Kiwis at 3.00 with bet365.

Martin Guptill (5.00) is haplessly out of form, and he doesn’t even have a regular opening partner: Henry Nicholls (5.50) may get the nod despite failing last time out.

Ross Taylor (5.50) has failed to fire in CWC ’19, while Tom Latham (8.00) and Jimmy Neesham (13.00) average just 16.33 and 40.20 respectively.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.10, Sharma 3.25 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Agarwal 5.50, Pant 7.00, Dhoni 11.00, Pandya 13.00.

New Zealand: Williamson 3.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Guptill 5.00, Nicholls 5.50, Taylor 5.50, Latham 8.00, Neesham 13.00.

What are the highest opening partnership World Cup betting tips for India v New Zealand?

It’s a no brainer, really. Sharma and Rahul have plundered more than 1000 tournament runs between them at the top of the order for India.

Meanwhile, Guptill averages just 23.71; Colin Munro has been dropped with an average of 25.00; and his new opening partner, Nicholls, was out for a golden duck against England in his sole appearance. India are sublime value at 1.57.

Highest Opening Partnership in Match Odds Summary: India 1.57 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), New Zealand 2.40.