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India Tour of New Zealand 2022 Betting Odds, Tips & Predictions (3 T20I and 3 ODI, November 18-30)

India Tour Of New Zealand

India and New Zealand will still be licking their wounds, having both crashed out of the T20 World Cup semifinals in emphatic style. However, there ain’t no rest for the wicked in today’s jam-packed cricket schedule, with the two sides getting stuck into six white-ball matches as of this Friday.

2022 India Tour of New Zealand Date, Schedule & Venues

This series represents the second time in as many years that the two teams have met post-T20 World Cup, with the last meeting a fairly limp effort by a tired New Zealand team. With India resting a number of their key players this time, can New Zealand capitalize on their home conditions and get a series win?

We preview the series as a whole and offer some of our expert betting picks and predictions ahead of the first T20 match to be played this week.

Event: India tour of New Zealand 2022; three Twenty20s and three One-Day Internationals
Venues: Cricket grounds across New Zealand
Dates: November 18-20 (T20s), November 25-30 (ODIs), 2022

New Zealand vs India Odds

Here’s a look at the cricket odds for New Zealand vs India in the first T20 of this series on Friday:

  • New Zealand to win @ 1.78 (4/5)
  • India to win @ 1.95 (10/11)

After Australia took a beating in the opening match of the T20 World Cup, India became a favorite in the cricket World Cup betting. However, they could not live up to the label, failing at the semifinal stage. This time, with New Zealand carrying the weight of favorites and leading in the cricket odds for New Zealand vs. India, can India excel?

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New Zealand vs India: Historical Cricket Rivalry

As two full-member cricket-playing nations, New Zealand and India have a strong cricketing rivalry dating back to 1955. Despite the disparity in population between the two nations, their head-to-head in white ball cricket matches is extremely competitive, with India leading 11-9 in T20s and 55-49 in ODIs.

Here’s how the past five matches have played out between these two sides in all formats of cricket:

  • November 17, 2021 – India won by 5 wickets (T20)
  • November 19, 2021 – India won by 7 wickets (T20)
  • November 21, 2021 – India won by 73 runs (T20)
  • November 25-29, 2021 – Match drawn (Test)
  • December 3-7, 2021 – India won by 372 runs (Test)

The past five meetings between these two make for grim reading from a Kiwi perspective. The caveat is that these matches began three days after New Zealand made a deep run to the T20 World Cup 2021 final, and several key players rested.

Each side form in T20s, however, makes for slightly more even reading:

New Zealand Past Five T20Is

  • October 22, 2022 – beat Australia by 89 runs
  • October 29, 2022 – beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs
  • November 1, 2022 – lost to England by 20 runs
  • November 4, 2022 – beat Ireland by 35 runs
  • November 9, 2022 – lost to Pakistan by 7 wickets

India’s Past Five T20Is

  • October 27, 2922 – beat the Netherlands by 56 runs
  • October 30, 2022 – lost to South Africa by 5 wickets
  • November 2, 2022 – beat Bangladesh by 5 runs (D/L)
  • November 6, 2022 – beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs
  • November 10, 2022 – lost to England by 10 wickets

The bottom line is both New Zealand and India enter this series in a similar form. Each were strong in group play of the T20 World Cup, dropping just one match and finishing No.1 in their groups. However, they each fell short in the semifinals and were thoroughly outplayed.

New Zealand vs India (Cricket 2022) Predictions

While this series may be an odd one coming soon after the T20 World Cup, there’s still plenty of good online cricket betting. Here are our New Zealand vs India 1st T20I betting picks:

New Zealand to Win First T20I @ 1.78 (4/5)

The last time New Zealand faced India in a T20I series was a whitewash in favor of India.

This time, however, it should be different. New Zealand are fresher, having had a week off this time since losing their semifinal. They are also playing in home conditions and will want to give their fans something to cheer about after their disappointing loss to Pakistan. Add to this the fact that India have elected to rest three of their star batsmen in Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul, and this is looking like a prime opportunity for New Zealand to get a win over India.

While the odds of 1.78 (4/5) don’t make for the most lucrative online betting, New Zealand should walk away the winner making this a conservative bet to take.

Suryakumar Yadav to Top Score for India @ 4.20 (10/3)

The recent T20 World Cup saw Suryakumar Yadav bunny-hop Pakistan’s openers to become the No.1 T20 batsman in the world.

The top-order batsman has a knack for scoring big runs fast and is currently in the form of his life. This was for a good reason: Yadav plundered 239 runs at the World Cup with an incredible strike rate of 189.68. With no Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, or KL Rahul, Yadav is by far the best and most experienced Indian batsman in this lineup. Not only will this motivate him to perform, but it also strips away some of the competition for the top run scorer from the Men in Blue, making Yadav an excellent bet.

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Mitchell Santner to Be Man of the Match @ 21.00 (20/1)

New Zealand’s premier spinner had an excellent T20 World Cup, standing out as one of New Zealand’s best bowlers.

In his five matches, Santner never went for more than 30 runs an over and was consistently close to a run a ball. On one occasion, he took three wickets, which was pivotal in New Zealand’s 89-run defeat of Australia, while on two other occasions, the spinner claimed two wickets, ending the tournament with eight scalps.

Heading back to New Zealand, Santner is in fine form and is one of the senior members of this squad now, particularly with Trent Boult out of the line-up. Expect him to thrive in the middle overs for the Kiwis, and could well have a Man of the Match performance running through India’s fresh middle order.

2022 Cricket New Zealand vs India Betting Tips

  • New Zealand to Win First T20I @ 1.78 (4/5)
  • Suryakumar Yadav to Top Score for India @ 4.20 (10/3)
  • Mitchell Santner to Be Man of the Match @ 21.00 (20/1)

This time last year, New Zealand were thumped in a T20I by India a few days after the T20 World Cup 2021. Now, the rematch has been set, with New Zealand playing on their home turf this time. Our cricket predictions say the Kiwis will have the upper hand this time and win this T20 series. Our ODI predictions for New Zealand vs India are a little tighter, but either way, we can expect this to be an entertaining six-match visit from India to New Zealand.

Bren
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Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and predictions here at BetZillion.

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