New Zealand v India 5th T20 International tips, odds update
This is WGL’s odds update and tips for the fifth NZ v India T20 International at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, on Sunday, February 2.
India are again hot favourites to win the fifth match and make it a 5-0 clean sweep of the Twenty20 series but we are stumped as to how we arrived at 4-0 after Friday’s chaotic.
Just when we thought things could not get crazier after Wednesday’s super over win to India, in which Rohit Sharma hit sixes off the final two balls to win the match, along came the match in Wellington.
Remarkably the New Zealanders again could not overhaul India’s total, despite needing only seven runs off the final over. They lost FOUR wickets in the final over from Shardul Thakur and it was back to another super over. The Kiwis scrambled to 13 runs off their over but then surprisingly went back to Tim Southee, who had been clubbed for the winning runs by Rohit a couple of days earlier. A couple of lusty blows later and the Indians had done it again!
So to Bay Oval and the Kiwis will surely be glad when this series is all over, with one positive coming from match four in that spinner Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi tightened then screws on the Indian batsman. That hopefully bodes well for the final match of this series and then the ODI series which starts on Wednesday in Hamilton.
NZ have not played a T20 International at Bay Oval for a couple of years but it is a ground at which spinners usually do well.
Read on for our New Zealand v India tips and odds update for the fifth T20 International at Mount Maunganui.
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). won the one-over eliminator. Player of the match: Shardul Thakur.
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 5th T20 odds
Head to head odds: New Zealand $2.20, India $1.67
Man of the match betting:
$7 Virat Kohli
$8 Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
$10 Martin Guptill
$11 Colin Munro, Jasprit Bumrah
Top batsman New Zealand odds:
$3.50 Kane Williamson
$4 Martin Guptill,
$5 Colin Munro
$5.50 Tim Seifert
$6 Ross Taylor
Top batsman India odds:
$3.50 Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
$3.75 KL Rahul
$5 Sanju Samson
$6 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 Mohammed Shami
$4.50 Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini
$5 Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur
NZ v Ind 5th T20 betting tips
Here are the WGL’s betting tips for the NZ-India T20 on Sunday, February 2. For more information about betting on international cricket fixtures follow the link.
Colin Munro top run scorer for NZ at $5
The South Africa-born left-hander has a tremendous record at this ground, with two of this three T20 International centuries coming here. He batted well on Friday and we will also have a small wager on him to be man of the match. Surely the Kiwis have to get over the line sooner or later.
Yuzvendra Chahal leading wicket-taker for India at $4.50
Shop around for this one as you might find better odds but as mentioned above wrist spinners have done well at this ground. Chahal has had a decent series without dominating but with conditions to suit he is a dangerous prospect.
Century in match at $8
This is a ground where players can go big. Of course it will have to be one of the openers or first drops but both teams have quality at the top of their orders. Players such as Sharma, Rahul, Kohli, Guptill, Williamson and Munro are capable of making fast starts and then going on with the job.
New Zealand v India predictions – 5th T20, Feb 2, 2020
We suspect the Kiwis might get over the line here but cannot bring ourselves to top them. They have been remarkable in their inability to close out matches in this series and we can only hope they can turn it around here and then into the ODI series. Good punting to all.
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