New Zealand v India 1st ODI: Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on February 3, 2020

New Zealand’s middle order batsmen threw away another winning position in Mount Maunganui; meaning that the T20 leg of this New Zealand v India tour ended in a 5-0 whitewash in favour of India. It could have been very different; the Kiwis were competitive at times and lost out in a Super Over twice but the home side slowed down in the final overs far too frequently.

The teams are now ready for three ODIs, the first of which takes place in Hamilton on Wednesday but can New Zealand be more competitive in the 50 Over format?

What are the cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

India’s dominance over their hosts in the T20i series has seen their win odds shrink to 1.40 with Betway for Wednesday’s One Dayer. With New Zealand drifting out to 3.00, there is little support among the sportsbooks for Kane Williamson’s side.

Just a few months ago, the Kiwis were narrowly beaten in the World Cup Final so clearly this is a high-quality 50 Over team. We’d tipped them to win at least one of those T20s but somehow, New Zealand just couldn’t cope with the pressure situations. Shocks are rarer in the long form of the one day game and we have to agree with the odds setters. India haven’t even been playing their best cricket and we sense there’s more to come from Virat Kohli’s men in the ODIs.

Match Odds Summary

New Zealand: 3.00, India: 1.40 (Betway – Editor’s Pick)

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

India’s Captain Virat Kohli was rested from Sunday’s final T20 but he’s expected to come back into the side for Hamilton. The skipper will therefore start as favourite in his team’s top batsman betting and you can take a satta on Kohli at 3.25 with Bet365. Rohit Sharma follows on at 3.60 while the in-form KL Rahul looks tempting at 4.50.

India’s middle order also found their touch in those T20s and you can also consider Prithvi Shaw at 5.00, Shreyas Iyer at 8.00, Manish Pandey at 8.00 or Shivam Dube at 9.00.

New Zealand’s batsmen impressed at times but they didn’t show enough consistency. That certainly needs to be addressed in the ODIs. Kane Williamson leads the way in the Kiwi top batsman betting at 3.25 while Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor slot in as joint second favourites at 4.50.

Jimmy Neesham comes back into the squad to offer some outside value at 15.00 while other picks include Henry Nicholls at 5.50, Daryl Mitchell at 7.50 and Tom Blundell at 9.00.

Virat Kohli wasn’t at his brilliant best during those T20Is. But we know that the skipper won’t be out of form for too long. He’s a definite option for Wednesday but our satta goes on his deputy Rohit Sharma.

Rohit is the world record holder in what we believe is his strongest format. He also has a tendency to start series with a big contribution. Combine those factors and we believe you have the most likely candidate to deliver the profit in India’s top batsman market.

Top Batsman Odds Summary

New Zealand: Williamson 3.25, Taylor 4.50, Guptill 4.50, Nicholls 5.50, Mitchell 7.50, Blundell 9.00, Neesham 15.00

India: Kohli 3.25, Sharma 3.60 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rahul 4.50, Shaw 5.00, Iyer 8.00, Pandey 8.00, Dube 9.00

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

This was a market where New Zealand consistently threatened during the T20 series. The Kiwis even had some tempting odds attached. We’ve a similar situation for this first One Day game in Hamilton. The home side are outsiders at 2.50 with Betway to hit the most maximums.

The teams are closely matched in the power hitting department so you could consider the tie at 7.00. India are favourites at 1.90. Our advice is to go for New Zealand though. With Neesham and Nicholls returning, their capacity to clear the ropes is increased.

Most Sixes Odds Summary

New Zealand 2.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), India 1.90, The Tie 7.00