New Zealand v India 3rd T20 International tips, odds update
Welcome to our NZ v India odds update for the third Twenty20 International at Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Wednesday, January 29.
India are in a dominant position at 2-0 in the five-match series after their resounding win in the second match at Eden Park on Sunday.
Again makeshift opener KL Rahul was in fantastic form, and the Kiwis must regroup quickly to salvage anything from this T20 International series.
The Black Caps have won seven of their nine T20s at Seddon Park but their lack of strike bowlers hurt them badly in Auckland and they will be hoping their medium-pacers are better suited in Hamilton.
India collapsed for 92 in an ODI at Seddon Park 12 months ago, but are playing with plenty of confidence after beating Australia in an ODI series at home before arriving in New Zealand.
Read on for our New Zealand v India tips and odds update for the third T20 International in 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, 8pm
Friday, January 31: 4th T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 8pm
Sunday, February 2: 5th T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, 8pm
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 14-Sunday, February 16: 3-day practice match, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 11am
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.
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 3rd T20 odds
Head to head odds: New Zealand $2.50, India $1.53
Man of the match betting:
$8 Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
$9 KL Rahul
$10 Martin Guptill
$11 Colin Munro, 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 3rd T20 betting tips
Here are the WGL’s free tips for the NZ-India T20 on Wednesday, January 29. Read here for more information about betting on international cricket fixtures.
Martin Guptill to top score for NZ
Guptill was our only decent result when he was equal top scorer for the Kiwis in the second match and he is threatening to really rack up a big one. Guptill strikes the ball with tremendous power and he looms as the big hope for a Kiwis side looking for something special to get them back into the series. His opening partner Colin Munro has looked scratchy by contrast. This option is around the $4 mark but be sure to check out a few bookies on match day for special offers.
Jasprit Bumrah top wicket-taker for India
The paceman has bowled superbly in NZ and been so difficult to get away. The only thing he has not done is get among the wickets. The pitch at Seddon Park may offer him more assistance than what he received in the two matches at Eden Park.
Rohit Sharma to make 50 at $3
The veteran opener is due to take his turn for India, with KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer winning all the batting plaudits so far. But when you look at the Indian line-up it’s only a matter of time before Sharma or Virat Kohli put a rival attack to the sword.
New Zealand v India predictions – 3rd T20, January 29, 2020
The Black Caps need to stop the rot and soon. With so many matches in a short space of time against the quality Indian line-up, they need to get back into the contest or it could be a long and ugly end to the summer. T20 cricket is a funny game in that an individual performance can have a much greater impact in deciding a match than it can in a Test match. We’re betting Guptill is the man to do that for NZ.
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