Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions - New Zealand v India 5th ODI

New Zealand's Kane Williamson is due a big score
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The fourth ODI between New Zealand and India was an extreme shocker as the hosts wrapped up the match in less than four hours.

The conditions in Hamilton were conducive for the bowlers as the new rock was swinging in the air, stopping and seaming off the wicket. However, the conditions were not as bad as the Indian batsmen made them look like. The team was without two of their mainstays in Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and once the floodgates opened, after the dismissal of the openers, there was no one stopping that.

A couple of Indian batsmen played lavish shots and there was a clear lack of application. The batting collapse could be summed up by the fact that Yuzvendra Chahal, who is hardly known for his batting capabilities, was the highest scorer of the innings as India failed to reach even the hundred-run mark.

Once that happened, the match was almost done and the Kiwis chased down the total without breaking a sweat. They made three changes in the line-up while dropping Colin Munro and promoting Henry Nicholls to open the innings.

The move paid off and the team is expected to stick with it. However, Guptill suffered an injury during the training session and Colin Munro has been added as a cover to the squad.

For India, MS Dhoni is expected to be back. However, it would be interesting to see whether the team drops Shubman Gill after giving him just one opportunity. Khaleel Ahmed also looked listless and Mohammed Shami is expected to be back for the final game of the series.

Let's have a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.

 

New Zealand- Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rohit Sharma (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kuldeep Yadav (India), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)

Most Sixes – Rohit Sharma (India), Colin Munro (New Zealand)

Team Scores Batting First – India 330+, New Zealand 270+

*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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