India v New Zealand World Test Championship Final – Betting Tips and Predictions
This looks like being a really close clash between the top-ranked Test teams.
New Zealand have been in good form and have a recent victory against India on their record.
Back New Zealand for the Win
Siding with New Zealand to get the win looks the best bet at the prices.
While India have a wealth of options to call on, New Zealand have a settled side that is working well as a unit. They have won 10 of their last 12 Test series.
One of the biggest factors that could help New Zealand upset India are the playing conditions in England. Conditions are much more similar to what the Black Caps are used to back home.
The way they put England to the sword in their last game shows just how strong they have become, especially as it came after making a host of changes to their line up.
Add in New Zealand’s recent Test and ODI success against Kohli’s men and they look appealing at 2.25 with 22Bet.
How India deal with the pace attack of Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner in overcast conditions will be crucial to how this one plays out.
New Zealand to Have Highest Opening Partnership
One area of note in this New Zealand outfit has been the inconsistency of their openers.
However, Devon Conway was excellent in the first innings at Lord’s and his inclusion certainly makes them stronger.
Tom Latham keeps getting decent starts but doesn’t convert them to bigger scores as often as he should, though Conway’s confidence can help him.
It is worth noting that Rohit Sharma or Shubman Gill have never opened in England before. This opens the door to them finding it a little too tricky against a very experienced and dangerous pace attack early on.
It would be no surprise to see one of them fall early here, especially Gill who didn’t have the best time against England when last in action.
New Zealand are priced at 1.85 to have the highest opening partnership with 1xBet.
Jadeja for Player of the Match
It might be a longshot bet but backing Ravindra Jadeja to shine in Southampton is very appealing.
The all-rounder was in sparkling form in the Indian Premier League, taking wickets, making runs and also a host of remarkable outfield catches.
The last time he played at this ground in a Test match, which was back in 2014, he took five wickets in the game despite India’s defeat.
His price of 19.0 with bet365 to be player of the match looks a little too big to ignore.
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