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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v New Zealand

New Zealand's Ross Taylor in action
New Zealand's Ross Taylor in action
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India and New Zealand will clash in the 18th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, to be played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The last time that the two teams played against each other was in January-February this year, when India beat New Zealand comprehensively by 4-1 in a five-match ODI series.

The visitors were extremely dominant as they broke New Zealand's winning streak. The Black caps had been doing very well for a couple of years before that in the ODIs, but that series against India came as a wake up call for them. However, they came back strongly in the three-match T20I series, winning 2-1.

Both teams have played a total of 106 matches against each other, out of which India have won 55 and New Zealand have won 45 matches. In the last five matches played by India, they have won two and lost three, while New Zealand have won all of their last five matches.

New Zealand have performed exceptionally well in their World Cup campaign till now and are at the top of the points table with three wins from three matches. However, it has been a blessing for them that their first three fixtures have been against relatively weaker sides Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and the team has not suffered many problems in overcoming them.

Now is the time for the real test for the Kiwis as they have some tough fixtures lined up. New Zealand must consider half the battle won if they start that string of difficult matches on a positive note against India.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

India- Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Vijay Shankar/Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India 

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Virat Kohli (India)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – James Neesham (New Zealand), Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Most Sixes – Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Hardik Pandya (India)

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 285+, India 315+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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