Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: India vs New Zealand WTC Final
The ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand will be played at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18th.
In the last five matches between the two teams, India have won 3 while New Zealand have won 2. The last test between the two teams saw New Zealand thrash India by 7 wickets.
Rishabh Pant is the top run-scorer for India with 604 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 72. Cheteshwar Pujara has also made 504 runs at a strike rate of 31 from his last 10 matches.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been the best bowler for India and has picked up 47 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 44 and an economy rate of 2.61. Jasprit Bumrah has also picked up 21 wickets from his last 7 matches.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant will make India's top 6. Ravindra Jadeja or Mohammed Siraj will feature alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.
Kane Williamson is the top run-scorer for New Zealand with 759 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 69 and a strike rate of 56. Henry Nicholls has also made 579 runs at a strike rate of 49 from his last 9 matches.
Tim Southee has been the best bowler for New Zealand and has picked up 42 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 45 and an economy rate of 2.63. Kyle Jamieson has also picked up 39 wickets from his last 7 matches.
Tom Latham, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson will comprise the Kiwi top order. Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be their leading pacers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs before looking at the IND vs NZ match prediction below.
Here's a look at the probable playing XIs:
India - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja/Mohammed Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma
New Zealand - Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme/Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mohammed Shami (India), Tim Southee (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Rishabh Pant (India), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Kane Williamson
Team Scores Batting first – India 330+, New Zealand 300+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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