What a stunning way to continue this New Zealand v India T20 series. With the scores tied at 179 apiece in Hamilton, it needed a Super Over to split the sides and with Rohit Sharma dispatching the final ball for six, the tourists took at unassailable 3-0 lead.
New Zealand’s limited overs squads must be sick of Super Overs!
But the Kiwis have to lift themselves now and attempt to claim a consolation in at least one of the final two fixtures.
What are the cricket odds for New Zealand v India?
In a fast-moving series, the teams now move on to Wellington for Friday’s fourth game. India’s latest victory cements their position as favourites. You can back Virat Kohli’s side at odds of 1.57 with Bet365 so they have drifted just a fraction on the back of Tuesday’s result.
That figure means that New Zealand can be claimed at 2.40 with Betway and we’re going to back the Kiwis for a consolation win. We said at the start of the series that the home side had the ability to compete. New Zealand proved in the first and third games that they have the quality in the squad. They will need to pick themselves up from another Super Over defeat but we feel that the hosts could take advantage of one or two changes in the Indian side.
Match Odds Summary
New Zealand: 2.40 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), India: 1.57
What are the top batsman odds for New Zealand v India?
We’ve claimed two top batsman profits in a row thanks to KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma so can we make it a hat trick of successful Sattas? Perhaps it could be time for Virat Kohli to dominate. The skipper starts as favourite once again at odds of 3.50 with Betway. Now that Rohit Sharma has hit form, the opener can also come into consideration and he can be claimed at cricket betting odds of 3.75 with Bet365.
KL Rahul has also enjoyed another productive series and he’s a genuine contender once again at 4.00. Other potential picks for this Indian side include Manish Pandey and Rishabh Pant at 6.50 or Shreyas Iyer at a tempting price of 7.00.
Moving across to New Zealand’s version of the top batsman market and we find the usual joint favourites in Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill. Both men can be claimed at 4.00. Following Williamson’s brilliant 95 from 48 balls in Hamilton, the skipper looks to be the better option.
There are other contenders and they are led by Colin Munro who can be picked up at 4.33. The remainder of New Zealand’s batting line up needs to improve but you could also take a Satta on Ross Taylor at 5.50, Tom Bruce at 6.50, Colin De Grandhomme at 7.00 or Tim Seifert at 7.50.
We hinted at backing Virat Kohli at the start of this section and we’re going to follow through with that tip. He’s the favourite, but we’ve already taken an outside bet in the match result market so we’re happy to take the skipper at 3.50.
Kohli has yet to deliver the biggest contribution in this series but that situation should change eventually. We’re backing him to take the responsibility on Friday.
Top Batsman Odds Summary
New Zealand: Williamson 4.00, Guptill 4.00, Munro 4.33, Taylor 5.50, Bruce 6.50, De Grandhomme 7.00, Seifert 7.50
India: Kohli 3.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Sharma 3.75, Rahul 4.00, Pandey 6.50, Pant 6.50, Iyer 7.00
What are the highest opening partnership odds for New Zealand v India?
If you think we will get another Super Over in this game, Bet365 have odds of 13.00. It’s an interesting pick but we’ll take a smaller bet on New Zealand to return the highest opening partnership.
Guptill and Munro have proved highly effective for the Kiwis in the short form. And in a game where we’re backing New Zealand to win, the odds of 2.10 for this closing prop bet look to be generous.
Highest Opening Partnership Odds Summary
New Zealand 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), India 1.72, The Tie 26.00