Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 18: India v New Zealand

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:04 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019 8:04 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says the forecast is poor for a potential blockbuster but there is still a bet to be had.

<div><h2>India v New Zealand</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="India v New Zealand Odds Board"><strong>10:30 AM - Thursday 13<sup>th</sup>, June 2019</strong></a></p><p>This is a potential blockbuster. India, the superpower and so far the most impressive side in the tournament, <a href="" target="_blank" title="More Cricket Betting Tips">take on the durable Kiwis</a>, probably the second most impressive team in the tournament. A crying shame, then, that the weather could ruin the occasion.</p><p>The forecast is not at all good for Trent Bridge. It is likely to have rained all night and showers are still expected in the early morning. When play is due to start there is a 91 per cent chance of rain. It is hard to see how the players will get onto the field at all. Even if it stops raining – by the hour the percentage chance of rain is no lower than 80 until the cut off time – the outfield will be too wet.</p><p>If there is play, we are surely looking at a reduced-over contest so this isn’t a match to consider 50-over strategy. It’s a T20 at best. <a href="" target="_blank">The two are rated fifth and sixth by the ICC so the Kiwis will fancy their chances at the odds</a> – the gulf is not as big as 1/2 (1.5) (<a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Paddy Power</a>) plays 7/4 (2.75) (<a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a>, <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred!">Betfred</a>, Coral, Ladbrokes, <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a>) suggests.</p><p>On the <a href="" target="_blank" title="World Cup 2019 Top Batsman Betting">top-bat markets</a> our carefully considered stats on how often a batsman cops in 50-over cricket might not be much use when it comes to top New Zealander. Ross Taylor would be a bet ordinarily but down at No 4 the openers, if they get on the park, will surely hold sway.</p><p>We can still make a case for Rohit Sharma, however, for top India runscorer. He will open the batting and although he is not as reliable in T20s, he’s not a 3/1 chance.</p><p>The bet of the tie, however, is taking the 11/8 (2.38) that Coral and Ladbrokes offer about no century in the match. Given the weather forecast it should be much shorter and no doubt, in quick time, the price will shorten drastically. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">We’d still be taking 5/6 (1.83)</a>, though.</p><p>One piece of team news, by the way. Shikhar Dhawan, the India opener, is out with injury so KL Rahul is expected to open in his place. He is a more than capable replacement.</p><p><strong>Best Tips for the Match</strong></p><ul> <li>No century 11/8 <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral">Coral</a>, <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Ladbrokes!">Ladbrokes</a></li></ul></div>
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