New Zealand vs England Second Twenty20 2019 Preview and Betting Tips

Ed Hawkins

Friday, November 1, 2019 3:47 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 3:47 PM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets for the T20 clash?

<div><h2>New Zealand vs England Second T20</h2><p><strong>Saturday 2 November, Westpac Stadium</strong></p><p>England have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series thanks to a comfortable success against the Black Caps at Hagley Oval early on Friday. They will be confident of building on that win in Wellington.</p><p>The key man is Jonny Bairstow. Despite James Vince taking the plaudits in game one, Bairstow’s fluent strokeplay could be a sign of the destruction to come. He looked good in the warm-up and got England off to a good start at Hagley.</p><p>The key will be if Bairstow remains an angry young man with a point to prove. Bairstow is at his most dangerous when he senses an injustice. And his dropping from the Test squad seemed to have spurred him on. We will keep our fingers crossed that his selection for a red-ball camp ahead of the Test series, which follows the T20s, does not take the edge off him.</p><p>He has a major advantage opening the batting, able to make use of the powerplay overs and the opportunity to bat for longest. And in a bid to finish England’s top runscorer in the series he may be well served by the probability that Dawid Malan, his current opening partner, could be replaced at some stage by Tom Banton. England are keen to see how young Banton adapts to international cricket.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Bairstow is 3.25 (9/4) with Betfair Sportsbook and Paddy Power to finish as England’s top series runscorer and that looks like a price worth taking to us.</p><p>For game two, it might be shrewd to bet on the sixes market. William Hill are offering over/under 13.5 and 1.83 (5/6) the pair. It could be a little toppy.</p><p>Had you wagered under on that quote in all of the ten internationals played at the venue, then you’d have won eight times. That’s a pretty significant edge. England have also rested two big hitters in Ben Stokes and Jason Roy and replaced them with Sam Billings and Malan who don’t have the same power (average sixes per game the filter).</p><h2>Best Bet</h2><p><a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds"><em><strong>Back Jonny Bairstow top England T20 series runscorer 3.25 Betfair, Paddy Power</strong></em></a></p></div>
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