India will take on New Zealand in the second of the five T20Is at the Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday.
What did you say about team India being jet-lagged again? My goodness, what was that? If THIS is what they are capable of producing when they’re jet-lagged, then I swear I’d be okay with them being jet-lagged prior to every single game. Of course, their bowling was shaky but WOW, weren’t they brutal with the bat. The wondrous thing is that this is a five-match series, and hence we have four more matches of exhilarating entertainment coming our way. What does that mean? Four more matches of making LOTS and LOTS of money. The first T20I got me so buzzed that I already have my three bets for the 2nd T20I ready, so let’s dive right into them, shall we?
Now yeah, we all know that New Zealand have a superior H2H record in T20s against India blah blah blah. But the crux of the matter is that this, by far, is the strongest Indian side to have ever stepped foot onto Kiwi soil and vice versa, arguably the weakest New Zealand side to have faced India. These are two sides on two extremes of the spectrum in terms of confidence, and we saw that in the first match, didn’t we? India were able to chase 204 at will, despite Rohit failing and Rahul/Kohli just partially firing. But let’s talk about the venue. Aside from the fact that the Kiwis have lost their last two T20s to India in Auckland, they’ve a shocking record here at Eden Park, having won just THREE of their last TEN games at the venue. In fact, since the start of 2016, NZ have lost FIVE of their SIX T20Is played in Eden Park. And in case you didn’t know, the first match of this series - where India battered the Kiwis - was also played at Eden Park. Let me also remind you that India are unbeaten in their last five T20I series, whilst the Kiwis are coming fresh off a series defeat against England at home. You think India would let this opportunity slip? Nah. Save your time and bet on Kohli’s men to decimate the Kiwis yet again.
Há uma coisa em que os batedores de Kiwi são muito bons, o que é conhecer as dimensões dos motivos e explorá -lo na extensão máxima possível.Assim, eles sem surpresa acabam atingindo mais seis do que seus oponentes.Isso também ficou evidente na primeira partida da série.Os homens de Williamson atingiram um total de 10 seis, com o próprio Skipper, surpreendentemente, atingindo o máximo máximo de qualquer batedor da partida.Nos últimos 4 confrontos de H2H entre esses dois lados na Nova Zelândia, os Blackcaps atingiram 40 seis no total em comparação com os 36 da Índia e também superaram a Índia em 2 desses jogos, com os dois lados atingindo 10 seis cada no encontro anterior.Nos últimos 6 encontros T20 - todos em casa - apenas duas vezes os oponentes dos Kiwis atingiram mais seis do que eles.A Índia, por outro lado, os Lanka T20s à parte, mostraram uma tendência a lutar contra os grandes rebatedores, com eles sofrendo mais seis em dois dos três jogos que jogaram em relação aos Windies.Com Munro, Guptill e Hell, até Williamson e Taylor encontrando forma na primeira partida, quase não é dito que os anfitriões acabarão superando os índios no 2º T20 no domingo.
Alright, so there can be ambiguity in a lot of bets, you might be confused on whether it’s worth taking a punt on them or not, but one bet that is as obvious as it can get is this one. In case you did not catch a glimpse of the first T20I, let me tell you that the pitch was flatter than the roads that I cross everyday to get to the office. The runs at the fall of the first wicket in the first game? 80. Yeah, that’s right. And in the last TWELVE occasions that these two sides have played T20 cricket, only TWICE has either side failed to put up at least 23 runs for the first wicket. New Zealand, in their last 6 T20Is, have averaged 47.6 for the first wicket, while India have averaged 62.16. Yep, that’s right. The last time these two sides met at Eden Park (last year, before the 1st T20I), India put on 79 runs for the first wicket. From the outset, it just looks to me like the pitches are tailor-made for high scores and I just cannot fathom a scenario where the first wicket falls before 23. It would be more difficult to NOT score 23 than score 23 on these wickets. Close your eyes and place your money on this bet, I say.