New Zealand v Pakistan: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 25, 2019

On Wednesday, New Zealand take on Pakistan at Edgbaston. But which way are our World Cup tips for New Zealand v Pakistan pointing?

Pakistan fight on following a comfortable victory over South Africa on Sunday. However, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men just have to keep winning if they are to stay in contention for a semi final place.

While we’ve seen the type of inconsistency that we generally associate with any Pakistan side, they will have to be at their best in Birmingham. After all, waiting for the 1992 World Cup winners are unbeaten New Zealand. Although the Kiwis are already through to the last four, they will be formidable opponents nonetheless.

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

New Zealand’s impressive run means that the Kiwis will start as the sportsbooks favourites. Cricket bettors can subsequently currently pick up Kane Williamson’s side at odds of 1.61 with Betway. Pakistan follow at 2.30. With the outsiders coming to Edgbaston on the back of a win, they will also earn some support at that price.

The issue with backing Pakistan is that you never truly know what to expect. They are capable of beating pre-tournament favourites England after losing heavily to the West Indies in their opening match. But it’s New Zealand who should hold the key to this contest. The 2015’s beaten finalists have a perfect ODI balance and with skipper Williamson in such stunning form, we’re backing the Kiwis for the points.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 1.61 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Pakistan 2.30.

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

– New Zealand Batsman Picks

Kane Williamson has played just four innings so far. However, he’s still managed to score 373 runs and climb to fifth on the list of 2019 World Cup leading scorers . That’s two knocks less than the leader, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, and the Kiwi skipper has an incredible average of 186.50.

Williamson, is, therefore, an obvious favourite as New Zealand’s leading run scorer. You can claim the Captain at odds of just 3.00. Martin Guptill is next at 4.50. He’s followed by Ross Taylor at 5.00 – with Bet365 offering those figures.

Colin Munro has yet to really fire, but he could be an option this time at 6.00. Other likely Kiwi batters include Tom Latham at 8.00, and Jimmy Neesham at 13.00.

– Pakistan Batsman Picks

In Pakistan’s win over South Africa, Haris Sohail recorded his team’s highest score of the tournament so far with a brutal 89. Sohail could be an option again in Pakistan’s top batsman market. You can pick him up at 6.50.

Babar Azam is the new favourite here at 4.00, while Iman-ul-Haq has drifted to 4.33. Fakhar Zaman is another man to shorten in price, and you can claim the opener at 4.33. Other Pakistani picks include Mohammad Hafeez at 6.50, Shoaib Malik at 10.00, and Sarfaraz Ahmed at 12.00.

Babar Azam found his touch against South Africa and came close to giving us a profit in Pakistan’s top batsman market last time out. We expect him to stay in a good run of form. Therefore, we will keep faith in the number three. Nevertheless, we were hoping his odds might stay out at 4.33 or longer.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.00, Guptill 4.50, Taylor 5.00, Munro 6.00, Latham 8.00, Neesham 13.00.

Pakistan: Azam 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Imam 4.33, Zaman 4.33, Hafeez 6.50, Malik 10.00, Ahmed 11.00.

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

We’ve backed two favourites thus far, so we really need to look for a longer price as our final Satta. New Zealand’s success has been based around their impressive pace attack. While Trent Boult leads the way in the Kiwis’ top bowler World Cup betting market, the man that interests us is Matt Henry.

Boult has the experience, while Lockie Ferguson has most wickets. Henry, however, is a vital part of this bowling unit and he offers value at odds of 4.50.

New Zealand Top Bowler Odds Summary: Boult 4.00, Ferguson 4.33, Henry 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Santner 6.50, De Grandhomme 7.50, Neesham 7.50.