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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - New Zealand v India 1st ODI

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - New Zealand v India 1st ODI

The 1st match of the three-match ODI series between New Zealand and India will be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

India and New Zealand have played a total of 107 ODIs, out of which India have won 55 and New Zealand have won 46. When it comes to ODIs in New Zealand, the home team has the upper hand with 22 wins as opposed to India's 14. But, India will enter the series with immense confidence after having whitewashed the Kiwis in the T20Is.

With injuries to Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul batting in the middle-order, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw will make their ODI debuts for India as openers.
Spin all-rounder Ravi Jadeja is expected to bat at number 7.

Shardul Thakur can be rested after a long T20I series with Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini and Jasprit Bumrah being the three Indian pace bowlers. Either of Yuzvendra Chahal or Kuldeep Yadav can play but with Chahal having played in the T20Is, the left-arm wrist spinner has the higher probability.

A shoulder injury to skipper Kane Williamson has multiplied New Zealand's troubles. They will open with Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls with Mark Chapman coming in for the injured Williamson.

Tom Latham, the stand-in captain, will bat at five. The team will have Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham as their all-rounders. The (really) tall Kyle Jamieson is expected to play ahead of Tim Southee.

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

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c & wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Hamish Bennett, Scott Kuggeleijn

India - Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - India

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Tom Latham (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Scott Kuggeleijn (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Shreyas Iyer (India), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Player of the Match –  Virat Kohli

Team Scores Batting first – India 275+, New Zealand 260+

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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