After sheer domination in the first two T20Is, things might be interesting in the third T20I slated to be played at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday.
That’s it! The first two T20s of the series has given us nothing but an absolute show of Indian dominance. But will it be the signs of things to come or will New Zealand turn the table around to pull one back. All cards are open as I delve deep into the individual and team statistics and eventually formulated these three bets for you that could use to make a lot of money.
Should you bet against a guy who averages 77.50 at a venue? Well, yes you should if the guy in question is Kane Williamson. The average of 77.50 does not tell you the whole story. While Williamson has been handed odds of 4.00 to be the top scorer in the Hamilton T20I, so has Martin Guptil who averages 71.50. However, the major difference is the fact that Williamson’s 77.50 is on the back of three not outs in five innings as he has scored a mere 155 runs in those matches. Guptill, however, has scored 287 runs in the same span with just one not out to his name. But it’s not just the total that is impressive. He has not scored less than 44 runs in any T20I game played at Seddon Park. His real threat Williamson, on the other hand, has only scored more than 28 runs once in his five innings. This has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for the veteran Kiwi and the way he has played so far in the series (30 and 33), makes you think that he is just waiting to explode and what would be a better place to do it than Seddon Park. At odds of 4.00, this a great bet to be placed which can fetch you a small fortune and ease the burden on the wallet with the end of the month approaching quickly.
This is a shockingly easy bet and when I saw the odds available on this market, I had to refresh the page a couple of times to be sure. In the nine T20I matches that have been played at Seddon Park, the opposition average 14.33 boundaries a match as compared to the 14.22 that New Zealand put on the board. Like the previous tip, the devil lies in the details. In the two matches where New Zealand have scored 10, the lowest total, sixes in a match, they were either chasing a very low total (79) or just scored a massive amount of sixes (13). In the nine matches that Seddon Park has hosted, New Zealand have been outscored in terms of boundaries just twice. In their last four games at the venue, the opposition have been able to manage just one tie in this market as New Zealand have held their own. Even in the ongoing series, despite India possessing a huge number of skill based players who tend to go for low risk shots more, New Zealand out scored them in terms of boundaries in one game while the second game ended as a tie as far as this market was concerned. At odds of 1.95, this is a very very straight forward bet to make if you want to make a quick buck.
Granted this might look like a very risky bet considering the scoreline in the first two matches of the series so far. However, you have to remember that this is New Zealand’s fortress as far as T20Is is concerned. In the nine matches played at the venue, the hosts have lost just two games - one to South Africa in 2012 and one to England in 2013. Since 2013, they have played three matches at the venue and have emerged victorious on every occasion against Pakistan, England and India respectively. What is even more impressive than the 77.77% win rate at the venue is the fact that they score at 9.63 runs per over there, which makes it a daunting task for any team to overcome. When India and New Zealand faced off at Seddon Park the last time in 2019, India had just sealed a very comfortable seven-wicket win and looked well on their way to sealing their first ever T20I series win against New Zealand away from home. But the curse of Seddon Park was put in front of the world again as the hosts piled on an impressive 212 runs before wrapping the Indians off for 208 in the twenty overs. With Bet 365 offering odds of 2.62, this is a bet that is just too good to turn down.
Now you have two options going forward as well. You can either bet on all three markets separately and stand a chance to win some good money back. However, we can make it even better for you if you are upto the task. If you place a ₹1000 bet on all three markets individually, you have a chance of making ₹8570. However, we can give you a chance to make much much more than that if you parley your odds into one bet and invest the ₹3000 on that. The reason - you can make much much more than just ₹8570. How much more? Well, a bet of ₹3000 will get you a grand total of ₹61,308.