New Zealand is playing West Indies, in their first Test match of the Series which is taking place at Seddon Park in Hamilton commenced on 3rd December, Thursday.
After batting for almost two days, with 519 runs under their belt, New Zealand declared after Jamieson got his first half-century in Test Cricket. It was Kane Williamson who gave a monumental performance in the innings, he got caught by Roston Chase only after he scored a mind-boggling 251 runs! West Indies opened the innings steadily, with Kraigg Brathwaite at 20 runs and John Campbell at 22 runs, and the team at 49/0 after 26 overs, before the day ended. While it is going to be very hard for West Indies to pull out a win from the match, they would be aiming to equalize the score and draw the match. I have assorted the top three player bets for the second innings, for the third day of the match, bet on them to win a lot of money!
The Windies opener has played 63 career matches and 119 innings, scoring a total of 3692 runs in his test match career. On Day 2 he has already scored 20 runs and he would be out on the pitch beginning the third day. In the last 10 innings, every time Brathwaite has crossed the threshold of 19 runs he has gone on to score over 60 runs. Furthermore, if we look at his innings against New Zealand his career average against the team from 6 matches and 11 innings is 54.44, in the year 2020 his average from 7 innings has been 32.66. I checked his average depending on which innings he plays in, and he has played 40 2nd match innings and has an average of 40.50 there. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Kraig Brathwaite to score over 42.5 runs and this bet is a no-brainer.
Shamarh Brooks is a relatively new batsman to the West Indies team, he has played 6 test matches so far and scored a total of 369 runs from 11 innings, at an average of 33.54. All of his ferocity on the field seems to be reserved for the first team innings though, where, out of the 6 innings he has come to bat, he has scored a total of 233 runs at an average of 38.83. With the Windies team really needing its players to score, and not get out to avoid a loss, I am sure he will score over 23.50. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.65 for Brooks to score over 23.5, and this is a pretty safe bet.
I have found yet another winning market with this bet. Jermain Blackwood has had a solid batting career in Test cricket. He has scored 1573 runs from 55 innings in his career, at an average of 30.84. He has only faced New Zealand in one innings where he scored 63 runs. His average score for this year 2020 has been 35.16 from 6 innings, and he scored below 21.5 just once in his previous five innings. Add to that his average from batting 22 times in the second match innings is 35.38 which bodes well for us. LeoVegas.com has offered odds of 1.65 for Blackwood to score over 21.5 runs, and my money is already on the bet.
Kraigg Brathwaite to score over 42.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Shamarh Brooks to score over 23.5 in the first team innings - @1.65 (LeoVegas.com)
Jermaine Blackwood to score over 21.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.65 (LeoVegas.com)