Australia are looking to get back to their winning ways after losing a test series at home to India. The Aussies will travel across the border to New Zealand to play a 5 match T20 series that should be a closely contested series.
T20 Series Betting Options
The five match T20 series will start on 22 Feb in Christchurch before moving to Dunedin for the second T20 on Feb 25. The third T20 will take place on 03 March in Wellington before heading over to Auckland for the fourth T20 on 05 March. The fifth and final T20 will take place on 07 March at Mount Maunganui.
Indian punters who are keen to bet on the New Zealand vs. Australia T20 series, can do so at any of the following sportsbooks listed below.
While the most popular bet in T20 games is to predict the outright winner, there are a number of side bets that are available to wager on throughout the series. We take a look at three popular side bets that we think will be of interest to Indian punters. You can find these betting odds at Betway.
Punters have a chance before the start of the series to determine which batsman they think will finish with the most number of runs in the series for both sides.
To New Zealand Runscorer: The top batsmen featuring on this list include Tim Seifert (3.50), Martin Guptill (3.75) who is hopefully fit before the first T20 starts, captain Kane Williamson (4.50) and Glenn Phillips (5). If you want to bet wild, then put your money on all-rounder Jimmy Neesham (9).
In T20 cricket, you want to put your money on the top three as they get the most opportunity to establish themselves and make a big score. However, do keep in mind the form and technique of the Kiwi batsmen against the Aussie quicks. Our money would be on either Seifert or Williamson.
Top Australian Runscorer: Australia need to make big runs if they are going to win in New Zealand. There is no David Warner in this squad which means a lot of responsibility rests on captain Aaron Finch (3.50) and opening partner Darcy Short (3.75). Glenn Maxwell (5.50) is one of the most dangerous T20 batsmen in the world. If you are looking to take a risk, consider all-rounders Mitch Marsh (10) and Marcus Stoinis (9).
We would put our money on Finch as he is going to play all 5 games being the captain and barring injury. We would also consider betting on Maxwell who always likes the challenge of playing against the Kiwis.
Series Correct Score
You also have the option to bet on how you think the final series score will finish. There are multiple betting options available and the odds will change as the series progresses. As of now, New Zealand winning 5-0 is at (26), winning 4-1 is at (6) and winning 3-2 is at (3). The odds of Australia winning the series 5-0 is at (18), winning 4-1 is at (4.50) and winning 3-2 is at (2.75).
The sportsbooks have the Aussies as favorites but we would take a risk and put our money on New Zealand winning 3-2. The reason for this is because the Kiwis are playing at home and are fielding a pretty strong team. The Kiwis have good depth in their batting and have included a number of promising all-rounders. They will also have the services of the experienced Trent Boult and Tim Southee.
Australia are not fielding the best team for the five match T20 series as both David Warner and Steve Smith are not in the squad. Australia are experimenting with a few new faces and players who are making a comeback, so the pressure will be on them to perform.