New Zealand is playing West Indies in the second test match of the series which is due to take place at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The match will commence on 11th December, Friday.
The West Indies tour of New Zealand has been dominated by New Zealand this far. They won the two matches in the T20 series and the first Test Match. The second Test match is going to be an adventuresome match with New Zealand having the chance to move up in the World Test Championship points table. With Batting powerhouses like Kane Williamson, Henry Nichols, Tom Blundell, and Tom Latham, and the tricky bowling from Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Kyle Jamieson, the Kiwis look all set to win. I have looked at all the player bets and picked out the best bets for you which are most likely to win.
Tha Barbadian Cricketer has been playing Test matches for 9 years, in that time he has played 120 innings, from 63 matches and scored a total of 3703 runs with an average of 32.76. I looked at his last 10 innings more closely, and he has scored over 22.5 runs only 2 times in the ten innings, in the last 5 innings, he has not managed to score over 22.5 runs even once, with an average score of 12.6 to his name from the 5 innings. In fact, in the World Test Championship so far from the 12 innings where he has come out to bat, he has been able to score 235 runs averaging at 19.38. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for Kraigg Braithwaite to score less than 22.5 runs, and my money is already on the bet.
The New Zealand skipper who had to miss on the T20s because of a hip injury made his comeback with a bang, he contributed nearly half of New Zealand's 519 runs, by scoring a massive 251 runs! He is expected to perform just as well in the next match and his statistics support him. With a career average of 52.55 from141 innings played, the Kiwi captain currently sits on second place in the world in top batting performances. He has an average score of 60.62 against West Indies from 17 innings, and a massive average of 127.5 from his last 5 innings against the Windies. In the four years that he has been leading the Kiwi's, he has scored 4562 runs from 52 innings, at an average of 58.47. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Williamson to score over 44.5 runs, and this seems highly likely.
Roston Chase has scored 1869 runs in his career from 66 innings, at a career average of 30.14. While he has had a pretty steady career, the reason I am choosing this bet is that he is currently completely out of form. The Barbadian All-Rounder had the following scores in his last 5 Test matches: 6, 11, 9, 7, 51 with an average of 16.8, we can see he managed to score over 24 runs just once. When we look at his past performances against the Kiwis we see a similar pattern. From 6 innings against New Zealand, the Barbadian scored a total of 116 runs at an average of 19.33, also, he managed to score over 24 runs just once in the 6 encounters. I think these numbers bode well for the bet, and LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for Roston Chase to score under 23.5 runs. So what are you waiting for?
Kraigg Braithwaite to score under 22.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Kane Williamson to score under 44.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Roston Chase to score under 23.5 runs in the first innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)