The first match of the West Indies tour of New Zealand between the two teams will take place on 27th November, Friday at Eden Park in Auckland.
The much-awaited West Indies tour of New Zealand is finally upon us, and it's going to be an exciting series. West Indies, who are the current World T20I champions will face New Zealand, who have the home ground advantage. The tour is going to consist of 2 Tests and 3 T20Is in New Zealand starting November 27th. Friday's game should feature uncapped players from the New Zealand side and the West Indies International team with all the players, except the ones that were a part of the Dream 11 IPL, as they are currently being quarantined.
Eden Park at Auckland has smaller boundaries so we expect to see just as many 6's in the match as we expect to see 4's. I have picked out the top team bets, use this as a guide to win loads of money.
Both West Indies and New Zealand consist of hitters, with Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, James Neesham playing for New Zealand and hard hitters like Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, and Brandon King for West Indies. Most of the T20I's played in Eden Park have at equal or more sixes compared to the number of 4's.Take New Zealand's previous five matches at Eden Park, they scored an average of 9.4 4's in the last five matches and 9.6 6's. The West Indies squad has harder Hitters in their squad too. So our Prediction is, New Zealand will hit the most 4's but West Indies will hit the most 6's.
In the last 10 matches of New Zealand in T20Is, the average no. of 4's they scored were 12.4, whereas, for the last 5 matches of West Indies the average no. The 4's they scored were 11.1. If we take into account this statistic, with the fact that the ratio of 4's/6's is comparatively lower, and we get a winning bet. Sportsbet.io has offered odds @1.65 for New Zealand to win the most number of 4's.
Like I mentioned earlier, the West Indies T20I team is filled with hard hitters. The current champions have a lower ratio of 4's/6's compared to other teams. Let's take a look at the number of sixes hit in the last 5 matches. For New Zealand the 6's were: 8,6,8,5,10 which seems pretty high until we consider the number of 6's hit by the West Indies. The number of 6's hit by West Indies in the last 5 matches were: 8,9,13,12,12. If we also take into consideration the aforementioned fact that Eden Park in Auckland has a lower ratio of 4's/6's we quickly come to the conclusion that the team which already hits a lot of 6's is more likely to convert their 4's into 6's. Royal Panda has offered odds @1.74 on West Indies to score most 6's and we think your money is safe on this bet.
While West Indies had some beautiful opening partnerships in March against Sri Lanka between Lendl Simmons and Brandon King. I talk in the player bets about how Brandon King, who is the opening batsman for West Indies, is not in his best form. And Lendl Simons is not playing in this match. Even more, the opening partnerships have been very consistent by New Zealand who have an average of 41 runs in the opening partnership from their last 10 matches with the lowest opening score at 7 and highest at 83. West Indies who have an average of 39.9 in their opening partnerships in the last 10 matches have had more erratic openings with the lowest score at 4 and highest at 133. New Zealand also has the home-field advantage, and we would bet on them faring better at the opening partnership. 10cric.com is offering odds @1.76 on New Zealand having the Highest opening Partnership and this bet is too good to miss out on.
New Zealand to score most 4's - @1.65 (Sportsbet.io)
West Indies to score most 6's; - @1.74 (RoyalPanda.com)
New Zealand to have Highest opening partnership @1.76 (10cric.com)