New Zealand A vs India A Test Day match prediction 30 Jan 2020

Match date · 30 Jan 2020 · 02:30 IST
  • 1st unofficial test match
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New Zealand A will take on India A in the first unofficial Test of the two-match series at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch from Thursday.


India A lost the last two ODIs on the trot against New Zealand A and they will be looking to bounce back in this unofficial two-match Test series. New Zealand will field a strong playing eleven and so will India but who is going to prevail in this longer format of the game? It is but obvious that New Zealand A being the host will have a slight edge over the visitors but that won’t take a toll on this upbeat India A side. But, at the end of everything, who cares about a New Zealand A vs India A game? All we should care about honestly is the money that we can make out of this match while they are at it and I believe, we can actually make a lot of cash out of this fixture. If you follow the market suggestions, I have for you here, you might as well end your Thursday on a much better note than usual. So, let me place those suggestions on your plate:

Mayank Agarwal has two double hundreds in nine Tests

Mayank Agarwal brings a blend of strokeplay and elegance to our table and that makes him a special talent at the top of the order. He has been phenomenal for the senior Indian team in the longest format of the game and is ranked 11th in the ICC Test rankings. He has played nine Tests so far and has already racked up 872 runs at a brilliant average of 67.07 and in those many matches, Agarwal has three centuries and three half-centuries. Oh and let me tell you this as well – Agarwal has two double hundreds in nine Test matches! There is a reason why he is now a regular face on the senior side and that is because of his First-class numbers. Mayank Agarwal has featured in 61 matches and has amassed 4849 runs at an average of 49.98 and he has 11 hundreds and 25 half-centuries. Those are some seriously good numbers and definitely cannot be ignored. Bet 365 is offering odds of 3.50 for Mayank Agarwal to be the top team batsman for New Zealand A and I don’t see any other outcome.

Siraj has 142 scalps in just 33 First-class matches

If there’s a bowler in the Indian domestic cricket circuit who has made an impact with red-ball cricket, that’s Mohammed Siraj. Honestly, I feel that he is not meant for the shorter formats of the game and the selectors might as well give him few opportunities in the longest format. Now, this is a serious opportunity for him to shine with the red ball and that too in away conditions. Siraj has had an impressive First-class career as he has managed to pick up 142 wickets in just 33 matches at an incredible average of 21.48. He has 13 four-wicket, four five-wicket and two 10-wicket hauls already. Now, it is very difficult for me to ignore those statistics of a fast bowler, who has impressed everyone with the red ball, and you should not overlook either. Bet 365 is offering odds of 4.50 for Siraj to be the top team bowler for India A against New Zealand A in the upcoming unofficial Test at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and to be honest, the result is not going to change.

6000 runs in 101 First-class matches by Rutherford

Hamish Rutherford has been around the New Zealand cricketing circuit for a while and he is one of the experienced campaigners in their side. New Zealand A will be banking upon Rutherford in this first unofficial Test match against a talented India A side. He has played 101 First-class matches and has managed to rack up 6174 runs at an average of 35.89. Rutherford has 14 centuries and 29 half-centuries in First-class cricket and those are really impressive numbers. Now, Rutherford has also played 16 Test matches for the Black Caps and has scored 755 runs at an average of 26.96. You see, that is the kind of experience I was talking about at the beginning of this paragraph, which will be a bonus for the host. Bet 365 is offering odds of 4.00 for Hamish Rutherford to be the top team batsman for New Zealand A on Thursday and that might well be the case.

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