New Zealand v West Indies 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
It is hard to look past New Zealand for this 1st Test match after their victory in the preceding T20I series.
They also head into more home Test action after putting India to the sword back in February.
While their price to win the match isn’t that appealing, there are plenty of other markets to look at.
Back Latham to outscore Williamson for the Black Caps
Tom Latham was in decent nick against India and has a good record at Hamilton for New Zealand.
He hit 105 in the drawn Test with England at this venue in 2019 and an impressive 161 against Bangladesh before that.
It could be worth backing him at odds against to bag more runs in this match than skipper Kane Williamson at 2.1 with 22Bet.
He can also be backed at 4.0 with the same betting site to be the top first innings batsman.
Shamarh Brooks is the Value Pick
There was a lot to like about Shamarh Brooks in summer Test matches in England.
His knocks of 68 and 62 in the second Test at Old Trafford particularly caught the eye. He can once again be a steadying influence in the West Indies order.
Should the visitors lose early wickets, he’ll be poised to take advantage.
His price of 7.0 with bet365 to be his team’s top first innings batsman looks far too big.
Jamieson to Continue Black Caps Progress
Kyle Jamieson continues to impress since he burst into the Black Caps line-up.
The 25-year-old was a big threat against India earlier in the year and picked up four wickets in the first Test and a five-for in the second.
The pitch at Seddon Park might become hard work for the bowlers, so Jamieson’s extra height and pace could just give him an edge over his team-mates.
He can be backed at 4.5 with 22Bet to be New Zealand’s top first innings bowler.
Make sure to see our round-up of the best bets and predictions for this fixture.