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Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Top Tips

Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Top Tips
Beat The Bookies - England v New Zealand Top Tips
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Try and beat the bookies with the following stats and facts to assist you when you place your bet.

bet365 make England 8/11 favourites to win the game with the draw available at 6/4 and New Zealand 11/1 outsiders - but here are the stats:

England have drawn their last four Test matches. They have not drawn five in a row since they played in six stalemates against West Indies and South Africa in 1995.

England’s defeat by South Africa last year ended a 13-Test unbeaten run at Lord’s. They had won six and drawn one of the preceding seven Tests at the venue.

James Anderson needs two wickets to become the fourth player after Sir Ian Botham, Bob Willis and Fred Trueman to take 300 Test wickets for England.

Tim Southee needs two wickets to reach 200 wickets in international cricket. 11 players have already reached this landmark for New Zealand.

Alastair Cook needs 176 runs to become the eighth man to score 10,000 international runs for England. His average of 45.9 is the highest amongst the top 10 English run scorers in international cricket.

Matt Prior needs five catches to reach 100 Test catches in England. Only Alan Knott (158) and Alec Stewart (172) have reached this landmark.

Brendon McCullum scored three half centuries in four innings in the recent series between these two teams. His previous three Test 50s were spread across 15 knocks.

In the recent New Zealand v England Test series Peter Fulton scored 73% of his runs on the leg side. This is the highest percentage since the start of 2012 amongst batsman to have scored at least 300 runs.

Jonny Bairstow has played no shot at 33% of his deliveries in Test cricket. This is the highest leave percentage since the start of 2012 amongst batsmen to have scored at least 200 runs.

The Black Caps have won just once in 15 visits to play Test cricket at Lord’s, however they have only lost six of these games and only once in their last six trips there.

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