New Zealand is playing West Indies, in their first test match of the Series which will take place at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The match is set to commence on 3rd December, Thursday.
The West Indies tour of New Zealand has been dominated by New Zealand this far. They won the first two matches in the T20 series, and the third match had to be abandoned due to an unexpected downpour. The first, of two Test matches, is going to be an adventuresome match with New Zealand having the chance to move up in the World Test Championship points table, which is currently led by Australia. New Zealand is currently in 4th position, trailing behind England, and if they win both the matches against the Windies they are bound to move up on the table. West Indies is currently in 7th place and would stay there, even if they win both the matches. I have gone through the player stats and chosen the best 3 player bets, which are the most likely to win and bring you money from the match.
When we look at topping batting performances, Blundell certainly comes to mind. He debuted for New Zealand in 2017 and has a pretty solid batting career. He has come to bat in Test Cricket in 5 matches and played 11 innings, where he has scored a total of 435 runs at an average of 47.22. He has a pretty similar average in his performance in the first team innings, with 244 runs scored at an average of 48.80. He has played two matches against West Indies and has an average of 68.00 from the three innings. LeoVegas.com is offering odds of 1.86 for Tom Blundell to score over 26.5 runs in the first team innings, and it is my job to tell you to bet on him.
Darren Bravo, who is a world-class batsman from the West Indies team, has been unable to perform in the Test series recently. While his career average from the test matches he has played has been 37.69 runs from 98 innings, his recent performances have not shown the same vigour. In his last 10 innings played, he has scored over 23.5 runs only once, and his average has been a meagre 10.9. He last faced the Kiwi's in 2014, and he was unavailable for the previous series against them. His scores in the last five matches in the first team innings have been: 4, 18, 6, 50, 1. LeoVegas.com have offered odds of 1.86 for Darren Bravo to score under 23.5 runs in the first team innings, and I see it playing out in your favour.
I have found yet another winning market with this bet. BJ Watling is a veteran of Test cricket, with 110 innings and 3658 runs under his belt, averaging at 38.50. However, his recent performances have shown him slipping. He scored a total of 64 runs in the last 5 innings averaging at 12.8, he has been incapable of scoring over 25.5 runs in his last five innings. He has scored below 25.5 in 7 out of the 10 previous matches in the first team innings. The last time he faced against the Windies was in 2014. Add to all this he has had an average of just 10.50 from the 4 innings he has played this year. LeoVegas.com yet again have offered odds of 1.86 for BJ Watling to score under 25.5 runs in the first team innings and this is highly likely to happen. With all this in mind, I hope you bet well, and may the odds be ever in your favour!
Steve Smith to score over 41.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Aaron Finch to score over 36.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Shikhar Dhawan to score over 31.5 runs - @ 1.86 (LeoVegas.com)