Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - New Zealand v India 5th T20I
The 5th match of the five-match T20I series between New Zealand and India will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
What do New Zealand do to get over the line from here? It might seem a coincidence that New Zealand were in the driving seat in both the 3rd and 4th T20Is and ended up losing the match in the Super Over. But, more than the coincidence, this has been brought about by the delta in the mindset of both the teams.
New Zealand, especially after their thrashing in Australia, have been dented and in the absence of some of their top players, their confidence is at the rockbottom. On the other hand, India are on a winning streak and are finding ways to win matches even from improbable situations.
As far as the team changes go, Tim Southee said at the toss in the last match that Kane Williamson has a slight shoulder niggle and should be good to go in a couple of days. This implies that he is likely to play this game and will come in for Tom Bruce.
For India, Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant are the two players who are waiting to get a go in the series but it seems unlikely for that to happen. Both might have to wait for the ODI series to get a game.
If India decide to experiment too much, they will risk losing the match. Otherwise, a clean sweep is on the cards.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett
India - Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah/Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Virat Kohli (India), Ross Taylor (New Zealand)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jasprit Bumrah (India), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)
Most Sixes – Virat Kohli (India), Tim Seifert (New Zealand)
Player of the Match – Virat Kohli
Team Scores Batting first – India 210+, New Zealand 190+
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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