New Zealand v India 4th T20 International tips, odds update
Welcome to our NZ v India odds update and preview for the fourth Twenty20 International at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Friday, January 31.
India are hot favourites to go 4-0 up in the five-match series, after they scored a remarkable win in an elimination over at Hamilton on Wednesday to seal the series 3-0.
It was cruel for the Kiwis, who somehow managed to throw away a win despite needing only a couple of runs off the last three balls. Mohammed Shami came up trumps to dismiss Kane Williamson and then Ross Taylor on the final ball to force an extra over.
Even then Black Caps looked home and hosed after making 18 from their super over, only for Rohit Sharma to club the last two balls of Tim Southee’s over for six to give India an unlikely win.
It was great batting and equally poor death bowling by Southee, and was a stark reminder the Kiwis are missing three front-line pacemen.
The bad news for New Zealand is that Trent Boult (fractured hand), Lockie Ferguson (calf) and Matt Henry (broken thumb) have this week been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against India and are in a race against time to be fit for the Test matches.
Losing in a super over also brought back painful memories of NZ’s loss in last year’s ICC World Cup final against England.
The T20 series move on to windy Wellington for the fourth match on Friday, and the Kiwis have a good record in T20s at the ground with eight wins from 11 matches, including their past six on the trot.
They destroyed India in a match at the ground just under a year ago with stand-in opener Tim Seifert smashing 84 off just 43 balls to set up the win.
Read on for our New Zealand v India tips and odds update for the fourth T20 International in Wellington.
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, 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 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 4th T20 odds
Head to head odds: New Zealand $2.20, India $1.67
Man of the match betting:
$7 Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
$8 Kane Williamson
$9 KL Rahul, Martin Guptill
$11 Colin Munro, Jasprit Bumrah
Top batsman New Zealand odds:
$3.50 Kane Williamson
$3.75 Martin Guptill,
$5 Colin Munro
$6 Ross Taylor
$7 Tim Seifert
Top batsman India odds:
$3.50 Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
$4 KL Rahul
$6 Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer
Top bowler NZ odds:
$4 Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee
$4.50 Mitchell Santner
$5 Scott Kuggeleijn, Hamish Bennett
Top bowler India odds:
$3.75 Jasprit Bumrah
$4 Kuldeep Yadav
$4.33 Mohammed Shami
$4.50 Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
$5 Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
NZ v Ind 4th T20 betting tips
Here are the WGL’s betting tips for the NZ-India T20 on Friday, January 31. For more information about betting on international cricket fixtures follow the link.
Mitchell Santner top wicket-taker for NZ
It’s been a fairly tough summer for the left-armer but he bowled well on Wednesday and has a good recent record at this ground. Odds of around $4.50 will be available for Santner to top the Kiwi wicket-takers.
Virat Kohli man of the match at $7
It’s hard to picture anything other than another Indian win and the captain has been on the cusp of a big one. We are never unhappy to have one of the greatest batsman of his generation batting for us. Bat has dominated ball for much of the first three matches and the trend is likely to continue.
NZ most sixes at $1.80
The Black Caps need to go big if they bat first, while the Indian batsmen are certainly capable of launching maximums but tend to play more correctly for the most part. Perhaps that’s why they keep winning.
New Zealand v India predictions – 4th T20, January 31, 2020
The Kiwis came so close to winning at Seddon Park but they need to put that disappointment behind them quickly. They really need to put a win on the board to half the tourists’ momentum and little before we switch to 50-over cricket and then of course the Test matches. They will need something extra special though, given even a superb knock from Kane Williamson wasn’t enough in Hamilton. Maybe it’s time for one of their bowlers to step up. Good punting.
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