New Zealand v India: Second ODI Odds and Betting Preview

By Matt Harris on January 24, 2019

New Zealand is one of the most dangerous sides in limited overs cricket. We had therefore expected the Kiwis to provide a tough contest when they faced India in Napier on Wednesday. Instead, India’s bowlers dominated the first half, dismissing New Zealand for just 157 to set up a comfortable eight wicket victory. The teams now move to Mount Maunganui for Saturday’s second One-Day international game. So, lets take a closer look at the ODI cricket odds for New Zealand v India.

Will India forge ahead in this series or can the hosts level at 1-1?

What are the ODI cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

If you’re looking for a Satta on Saturday’s game then India continue as favourites and you can pick up Virat Kohli’s men at odds of 1.72 with Bet365. That figure makes New Zealand the outside bet at 2.10. There could be some value in the outsiders, too.

The Kiwis won’t be dismissed cheaply every time, though. Especially in a team which includes Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro and others. Expect their batters to respond. But with India’s own batsmen all hitting form, a second straight win for the visitors is the most likely outcome.

Match Odds Summary: New Zealand 2.10, India 1.72 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

It was good to see Shikhar Dhawan returning to form on Wednesday. The left hander led India’s chase with an unbeaten 75. Virat Kohli also made runs and it’s the skipper who starts as favourite to top score in Mount Maunganui at 3.00. Rohit Sharma follows at 4.00 with Dhawan coming in at 4.50.

India’s middle order wasn’t required in Napier but other options in the tourists’ top batsman market include Dinesh Karthik at 7.00, MS Dhoni at 7.25 and Ambati Rayudu at 8.25 – all with Betrally.

Kane Williamson fought a lone battle for New Zealand in Napier with 64. It’s therefore no surprise to see the skipper lead his side’s top batsman betting. Williamson starts things off here at 3.75 and is followed by Martin Guptill at 4.33.

In a side with so much batting, there are lots of Kiwi options here. They include Ross Taylor and Colin Munro at 5.00, and Tom Latham at 7.00. For Henry Nicholls, you can also get a generous 8.25.

New Zealand’s version of this market looks tougher to call so we’ll stick, as usual, with India. Dhawan’s return to form gives us another option for a Satta here and Rohit is always a threat. Nevertheless, we feel that Kohli is primed to deliver the match-winning contribution on Saturday.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: New Zealand: Williamson 3.75 (Betrally), Guptill 4.33, Taylor 5.00, Munro 5.00, Latham 7.00, Nicholls 8.25.

India: Kohli 3.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rohit Sharma 4.00, Dhawan 4.50, Karthik 7.00, Dhoni 7.25, Rayudu 8.25.

What are the top bowler ODI cricket odds for New Zealand v India?

Our one profit from the game in Napier came via New Zealand hitting more sixes than India. And while it’s tempting to look at that option again, we’ll switch this time. There are longer prices in the top bowler betting. And for India, Jasprit Bumrah is listed as favourite at 3.70.

Kuldeep Yadav returned the best figures for India in Napier. Consequently, he, along with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami can be claimed at odds of 4.00. There are other options here including Ravi Jadeja at 5.00, but our tip for the game on Saturday is Yuzvendra Chahal at the same 5.00.

The leg spinner enjoyed a prolific series against Australia, having taken two wickets against New Zealand in Napier. Chahal is therefore primed for another strong performance which should spin India to victory.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.70, Kuldeep Yadav 4.00, Kumar 4.00, Shami 4.00, Jadeja 5.00, Chahal 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick)