India v New Zealand: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 11, 2019

On Thursday, Virat Kohli’s men face a New Zealand team who have won their opening three matches of this competition. But which way are our World Cup tips for India v New Zealand leaning?

We initially felt that India’s 2019 World Cup squad might get a stiff test when they faced Australia last weekend. The Aussies had also started the tournament in positive fashion. Nevertheless, they were undone by a superb all-round performance. Meanwhile, the Kiwis will be a threat, but cricket bettors will argue that they have yet to play one of the stronger teams.

Clearly, that’s going to change at Trent Bridge, but who will come away with the points?

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

These are the only two remaining sides with maximum points. Therefore, something has to give when they meet in Nottingham. India are the favourites at 1.45 with Betway. Meanwhile, anyone backing New Zealand can claim odds of 2.75.

It’s true that the Kiwis have only played Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh to date and the outright markets suggested that those teams would occupy the bottom three places at the end of the groups. The Bangladeshis did, however, offer a real test which New Zealand overcame, winning by a narrow two-wicket margin.

It will be interesting to see how Kane Williamson’s men respond to a more powerful opponent. They can be dangerous, but India hold the key here. If they maintain their early form, the favourites will deliver again.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.45 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), New Zealand 2.75.

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

– India Batsman Picks

Both India’s openers have now scored centuries in this tournament. Rohit Sharma passed three figures in the win against South Africa. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan brought up his 17th ODI ton against the Aussies. Dhawan has picked up an injury and will almost certainly sit this out. Needless to say, Rohit remains an option in India’s top batsman market.

It’s Virat Kohli who starts as bookmakers favourite at 3.10 with Bet365, though. Rohit Sharma follows at 4.00. We would suggest avoiding Shikhar Dhawan at 4.50. Instead, consider KL Rahul at 6.00, MS Dhoni at 10.00, or Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar, who are both quoted at 10.00.

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

A number of New Zealand’s batsmen have already hit form with Kane Williamson the latest to bag a big score. The Kiwis’ skipper made 79 against Afghanistan on Saturday and he now starts as favourite to score most runs against India at 3.75.

Martin Guptill was the 2015 World Cup’s leading run scorer, and you can now claim the opener at 4.33. Ross Taylor follows at 4.75. New Zealand have a quality batting lineup and it’s tricky to pick a winner here. However, you could also take a on Colin Munro at 6.00, Tom Latham at 7.00, or Jimmy Neesham at 12.00.

We’ll stay with India for our tip. With Shikhar Dhawan out of the running, it looks to be a straight battle between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The skipper found form with 82 against Australia. Still, Rohit is also in great touch and offers far more value at his price of 4.00.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.10, Rohit 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 4.50, Rahul 6.00, Dhoni 10.00, Karthik 10.00, Shankar 10.00.

New Zealand: Williamson 3.75, Guptill 4.33, Taylor 4.75, Munro 6.00, Latham 7.00, Neesham 12.00.

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

India’s selectors may well be looking at the form of Kuldeep Yadav ahead of this game. The mystery spinner has taken just 1/101 in two matches, and it could be that Ravi Jadeja comes in. Jadeja would also strengthen a batting lineup that has just lost Shikhar Dhawan. So, you may want to consider the left arm spinner as India’s top bowler at a tempting 7.00.

One man certain of his place is Yuzvendra Chahal. After a more promising opening to the tournament, the leg spinner is our pick to return best figures for India at a generous World Cup betting odds of 4.00.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.40 (Bet365), Chahal 4.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Kuldeep 5.00 (Betway), Kumar 5.00 (Betway), Jadeja 7.00 (Betway), Pandya 7.50 (Betway).