New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 29/01/2020
India will look to wrap up a T20 series win over New Zealand when the teams clash in Hamilton.
The visitors have rushed to a 2-0 series lead with back-to-back victories in Auckland.
Shreyas Iyer was the star man in the first match before the in-form KL Rahul anchored the India innings on way to a win in the second contest.
For New Zealand, the hosts will be desperate to bounce back to keep the series alive.
The captain has highlighted the need for his side to improve as a batting unit if they are to be competitive.
The need for a better showing in Hamilton is all the more pressing as the Black Caps look to end a losing run on the back of their disappointment in Australia at the end of last year.
New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I – Match Preview
Where: Seddon Park, Hamilton
When: Wednesday 29th January
Start Time: 12:30 (IST), 07:00 (GMT)
New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I – Latest Odds
India are once made the short-priced favourites to continue their dominance in Hamilton. They can be backed at 1.53 (8/15) with bet365 to wrap up the series success.
New Zealand are available at 2.50 (6/4) to recover at Seddon Park.
New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I – Team News
India are unlikely to make too many changes as they look to secure the series win.
Their batting line-up looks solid with KL Rahul shining alongside Rohit Sharma as opener. He has pushed back up to the top of the order due to the absence of the injured Shikhar Dhawan.
With Kohli at three and the exciting Iyer behind him, there is unlikely to be many surprises in the order.
However, the visitors may be tempted to shuffle their bowling options for Hamilton.
Kohli may have a look at pace bowler Navdeep Saini in place of Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand, meanwhile, will still have Colin de Grandhomme in their line-up. He is available for the first three games before being replaced in the squad by Tom Bruce.
The home side are already having to contend with injuries to Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson so may also be limited to what alterations to make.
New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction
India look to have the measure of the Black Caps this series and should be full of confidence after successive wins.
The batting line-up is clicking and Kohli has a wealth of bowling options at his disposal.
It’s hard to look past India to wrap up the series victory in Hamilton.
New Zealand will be keen to fire back but the pressure really is on their faulting batting line-up and the India bowlers can exploit that.
India’s price doesn’t make for a great betting prospect, however, so it may be worth hunting out some value in the top team batsman and top team bowler markets for Seddon Park.
Monroe to lead New Zealand batting
The New Zealand batting unit has come under pressure following the 2nd T20I loss in Auckland but Colin Munroe has offered some hope.
He hit a well-measured half-century in the first match and followed that with 26 in the second. He can build on that here.
He is priced at 4.33 (10/3) with bet365 to be New Zealand’s top batsman and is worth siding with over his bigger-priced teammates.
Fellow opener Martin Guptil and skipper Kane Williamson both head the market at 4.00 (3/1).
Bumrah to be India’s main man with the ball
Jasprit Bumrah has bowled well in the first two games with being rewarded with the wickets he deserved.
He bagged the scalp of the dangerous Tim Seifert in the first clash and sent Ross Taylor packing in the second match.
He has played a big part of keeping the pressure on the New Zealand batsman and that could finally bring wickets in Hamilton.
He can be backed to be India’s top wicket-taker at 3.50 (5/2) with bet365.
Best Bet: Jasprit Bumrah to be India’s top bowler at 3.50 (5/2) with bet365