New Zealand v India 2nd T20 top batter tips, match predictions

Australia v India T20 game one.

Welcome to our NZ v India odds update for the second Twenty20 International , at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday, January 26.

So we revisit Eden Park after an epic clash on Friday in which New Zealand’s pace bowling injury crisis came home to roost.

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After being sent in to bat and compiling a really competitive total, they just lacked a Trent Boult or Lockie Ferguson to really put the Indian openers under pressure and in the end relied largely on spin to get the job done. It wasn’t enough.

We tipped New Zealand to spring an upset and they came mighty close but it’s going to be tough for the Black Caps to turn the tables at Eden Park. They will probably need to make an even bigger total than they did on Friday which would require someone knocking up a century.

Read on for our New Zealand v India tips and odds update for the second T20 International in Auckland.

New Zealand-India series schedule, results

T20 Internationals
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). Player of the match: Shreyas Iyer.

Sunday, January 26: 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland, 8pm
Wednesday, January 29: 3rd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 8pm
Friday, January 31: 4th T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 8pm
Sunday, February 2: 5th T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, 8pm

One-day Internationals

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,

Practice match

Friday, February 14-Sunday, February 16: 3-day practice match, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 11am

Test matches

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 T20 Internationals

Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.

New Zealand
Kane Williamson (captain), Hamish Bennett, Tom Bruce (games 4-5), Colin de Grandhomme (games 1-3), Martin Guptill, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

NZ v India 2nd T20 odds

Head to head odds: New Zealand $2.50, India $1.53

Man of the match betting:

$8 Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
$9 Martin Guptill
$10 Colin Munro
$11 Kane Williamson

Top batsman New Zealand odds:
$4 Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson
$4.33 Colin Munro
$6 Ross Taylor
$6.50 Colin de Grandhomme

Top batsman India odds:
$3.50 Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
$4 KL Rahul
$5.20 Sanju Samson
$6.50 Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey
$7 Rishabh Pant

Top bowler NZ odds:
$4 Ish Sodhi
$4.33 Mitchell Santner
$4.50 Tim Southee
$5 Scott Kuggeleijn, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett
$7 Colin de Grandhomme, Daryl Mitchell

Top bowler India odds:
$3.50 Jasprit Bumrah
$4 Kuldeep Yadav
$4.50 Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami
$5 Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
$5.50 Washington Sundar
$7 Shivam Dube

NZ v Ind 2nd T20 betting tips

Here are the WGL’s free tips for the NZ-India T20 on Sunday, January 26. Read here for more information about betting on international cricket fixtures.

Century to be scored in the match at $8

We found the $8 with leading British bookie but many of the other best international bookies are offering similar odds so shop around. Yes, it’s an unusual and speculative bet but the pitch at Eden Park is clearly batsman-friendly. The best players all scored freely, many at up to an above two runs a ball! We expect another high-scoring clash, so can see someone bringing up the rare ton in a T20 International.

Rohit Sharma top India batter at $3.50

Sharma is always the the of player who once he gets off to a flyer can go right on with the job. We tossed up between him and the in-form KL Rahul here, but we just love the way Sharma can put together big scores regularly at a good strike rate. Just a world-class player. Shop around for odds here as the likes of William Hill often offer enhanced odds about such bets on the day of the match.

Martin Guptill top scorer for NZ at $4

The big Kiwi is always a dangerous player and they will need him to fire if they are to get close to beating the Indians. He struck the ball well in his quick-fire 30 and like Sharma, he is a player not afraid to go on and make a big score. The 33-year-old should have a few big scores left in him.

New Zealand v India predictions – 2nd T20, January 26, 2020

We expect India to win again and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20 series but cannot see a lot of value in backing them straight-out. For that reason we have focused on the batting markets as we think it will be another batsman-dominated match. Good punting.

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