New Zealand v India 1st ODI tips, odds update, February 5
New Zealand and India clash in the first of three one-day internationals at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Wednesday, with the Indians hot favourites after their 5-0 clean sweep of the T20 International series.
This is WGL’s odds update and tips for the first NZ v India one-dayer international on Wednesday, February 5.
As if things were not bad enough for the Blacks Caps, captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the first two 50-over contests because of a shoulder injury he sustained while field in the final T20 on Sunday.
Williamson is being treated cautiously to ensure he is ready for the upcoming couple of Tests against India.
NZ have added hard-hitting batsman Mark Chapman to the squad in his place. Chapman has played 29 limited-overs matches for his country but mainly at T20 level.
Meanwhile, the Kiwis are still without front-line bowlers Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry, who were mainstays of their dazzling run to the ICC World Cup in England last year.
Bookies have India hot favourites to continue their dominance, but it’s not all smooth sailing for the tourists with Rohit Sharma (calf) ruled out for the rest of the tour, adding to the absence through injury of his usual opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (shoulder).
The goods new cricket fans is prodigiously talented opener Prithvi Shaw is expected to make his ODI for India in the first match.
Read on for our New Zealand v India tips and odds update for the 1st ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton.
New Zealand-India series schedule, results
Friday, January 24: 1st T20I, Eden Park, Auckland: India 4-204 (19 overs; Shreyas Iyer 58no, KL Rahul 56; Ish Sodhi 2-36) d New Zealand 5-203 (20 overs; Colin Munro 59, Ross Taylor 54no, Kane Williamson 51) by six wickets. Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer.
Sunday, January 26: 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland: India 3-135 (17.3 overs; KL Rahul 57no, Shreyas Iyer 44; Tim Southee 2-20) d New Zealand 5-132 (20 overs; Martin Guptill 33, Tim Seifert 33no; Ravindra Jadeja 2-18) by seven wickets. Player of the match: K.L. Rahul.
Wednesday, January 29: 3rd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton: India 5-179 (20 overs; Rohit Sharma 65, Virat Kohli 38; Hamish Bennett 3-54) v New Zealand 6-179 (20 overs; Kane Williamson 95, Martin Guptill 31; Shardul Thakur 2-21, Mohammed Shami 2-32). India won the one-over eliminator. Player of the match: Rohit Sharma.
Friday, January 31: 4th T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: India 8-165 (20 overs; Manish Pandey 50no, KL Rahul 39; Ish Sodhi 3-26) v New Zealand 7-165 (20 overs; Colin Munro 64, Tim Seifert 57; Shardul Thakur 2-33). India won the one-over eliminator. Player of the match: Shardul Thakur.
Sunday, February 2: 5th T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui: India 3-163 (20 overs; Rohit Sharma 60 retired hurt; KL Rahul 45; Scott Kuggeleijn 2-25) d New Zealand 9-156 (20 overs; Ross Taylor 53, Tim Seifert 50; Jasprit Bumrah 3-12) by 7 runs. Player of the match: Jasprit Bumrah. Player of the series: KL Rahul.
Wednesday, February 5: 1st ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 3pm
Saturday, February 8: 2nd ODI, Eden Park, Auckland, 3pm
Tuesday, February 11: 3rd ODI, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui,
Friday, February 21-Tuesday, February 25: 1st Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, 11.30am
Saturday, February 29-Wednesday, March 4: 2nd Test, Hagley Oval, Christchurch, 11.30am
Squads for NZ-India ODIs
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul, Navdeep Saini, Prithvi Shaw, Shardul Thakur.
Kane Williamson (c), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell, Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi (1st ODI only), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
NZ v India 1st ODI odds
Head to head odds: New Zealand $2.75, India $1.44
Man of the match betting:
$6.50 Virat Kohli
$9, KL Rahul
$11 Jasprit Bumrah
$13 Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Prithvi Shaw
Top batsman New Zealand odds:
$4.50 Ross Taylor
$5 Martin Guptill,
$5.50 Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham
Top batsman India odds:
$3.25 Virat Kohli
$3.75 KL Rahul
$4.50 Prithvi Shaw
$8 Shreyas Iyer
Top bowler NZ odds:
$4 Tim Southee
$4.50 Ish Sodhi, Scott Kuggeleijn
$5 Mitchell Santner, Hamish Bennett, Kyle Jamieson
Top bowler India odds:
$3.50 Jasprit Bumrah
$4 Mohammed Shami
$4.50 Yuzvendra Chahal
$5 Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur
NZ v Ind 1st ODI betting tips
Here are the WGL’s betting tips for the NZ-India limited-overs match on Wednesday, February 5. For more information about betting on international cricket fixtures follow the link.
Prithvi Shaw to top score for India at $4.50
The 20-year-old opener has been spoken of in the same breath as the great Sachin Tendulkar and we are tipping he can make an instant impact just as Tendulkar did in his ODI debut some 26 years ago, which came against New Zealand when he made 82 off 49 balls! It’s a big ask for Shaw to produce something similar but it’s exciting to see him step out on the big stage.
Jasprit Bumrah man of the match at $11
Of course, now that we have switched form T20 to ODI matches, the bowlers have much more time to make an impact. Bumrah was outstanding in the latter matches of the t20 series and he is at the peak of his powers, delivering hitting the perfect length to restrict the batsmen in the dying overs. A top-class performer.
Tom Latham leading run-scorer for NZ
Latham is a solid player and will add some much-needed steel to the Black Caps’ line-up, which was brittle against Australia in the Test series there and could not get the team over the line despite so many chances against India. Latham will do for with Kane Williamson missing the early matches.
New Zealand v India predictions – 1st ODI, Feb 5, 2020
New Zealand are missing their talisman in Williamson, not to mentioned arguably their three best pacemen. India are also a little depleted but have a huge stock of young back-up players who would be getting regular cricket in most other teams in world cricket. They will be keen to impress and lock in their spots for the big events ahead, such as the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. We expect India to win another good contest.
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