Hosts West Indies will take on New Zealand in the second T20I of the 3-match series on Saturday, August 13 at the Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The visitors won the first match by 13 runs at the same venue on Thursday. West Indies suffered a 1-4 series defeat against India recently, while New Zealand have entered the tournament on the back of a successful European tour where they beat Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands in all their white-ball matches. For New Zealand, their regular captain Kane Williamson is back to lead the team and he top-scored for his team with 47 off 33 in the first match. The likes of Trent Boult and Tim Southee are also part of the squad. West Indies, on the other hand, have fielded the same squad which competed against India in the recently-concluded series. New Zealand are unbeaten in each of their last seven T20I matches against West Indies. Overall, the two sides have played 17 T20I matches against each other. New Zealand have won nine of them, while West Indies have managed three wins. As we gear up for the second T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the WI vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Kyle Mayers, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson are my top three player betting tips for the WI vs NZ 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Consistency is an issue with Kyle Mayers but it's also a fact that the southpaw looks good even during his short stays at the crease. Ahead of the first T20I, we predicted that Mayers would score high runs, however, he could score only for one run off 4 balls as Tim Southee trapped him in front of the stumps. But we are backing the talented cricketer to bounce back in the second match. Mayers looked in terrific touch in the first T20I against India on July 19 as he raced to 15 off just 6 balls before losing his wicket to Arshdeep Singh while trying to hit another boundary off him. A high and handsome score was expected of him and that came during the third T20I when he scored 73 runs off 50 balls. He also scored 75 off 68 and 39 off 23 in the first two ODIs matches against the Men in Blue. In the preceding T20I series against Bangladesh, he did not get an opportunity to bat in the rain marred first match, but in the following two matches he scored 17 and 55 runs respectively. Earlier, he also hit a cracking hundred in the second Test against the Bangla Tigers. The aforementioned facts are making it clear that Mayers is in some form but he needs to capitalise on that and find some consistency.
Overall, Mayers has played 15 T20I matches and scored 325 runs at an average of 25 and strike rate of 137.71. He has played three matches against New Zealand. In fact he made his T20I debut against the Kiwis and scored 20 runs before scoring unbeaten 5 runs in the second outing against the opposition. On Saturday he might look to take his team and be cautious against New Zealand new ball bowlers Southee and Trent Boult before going for his shots. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.88 for Kyle Mater to score over 27.5 runs from the WI vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
T20I cricket's second-highest run-scorer Martin Guptill has been in great form in the last few months. He scored 45 runs off 36 balls in the first T20I against Netherlands on August 4. In the only ODI against the same opposition on July 31, he scored 47 runs off 53 balls. On Thursday, in the first T20I against West Indies, Guptill (16 off 17) got off to a good start and hit a six and a boundary before Odean Smith dismissed him. The batter would have easily cleared the deep point boundary rope if not for the brilliant catch by Shimron Hetmyer who took a one-handed blinder and ensured not to land on the other side of the boundary rope after grabbing the catch. Earlier, the senior batter was stunning in the third ODI against Ireland on July 15. His 126-ball 115 fired New Zealand to 360 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. He also hit a fifty in the first ODI and a hundred in the final ODI against Netherlands in April.
The star batter has scores of 16, 2, 45, 40, 25, 11, 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 in his last eleven T20I outings. In the seven ODI matches he has played in 2022, Guptill has scored 327 runs at an average of 46.71. In the six T20I matches he has played, he is averaging 23.28. Strangely, Guptill has scored only 201 runs at an average of 18.27 in eleven innings against West Indies. In the West Indies he averages 15.25 from five matches in T20Is. Overall, he has played 119 T20I matches and scored 3462 runs at an average of 32.05 and strike rate of 135.71. He has two hundreds and 20 fifties to his name in the format. On Friday, Guptill will aim to make up for missing a high-scoring opportunity in the first match. He would be motivated to set his record straight against the West Indies. Also, with not much time left for the T20 World Cup 2022 in October, Guptill would aim to bring his A-game and get into the groove for the mega event. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs from the WI vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first match against West Indies, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson last played a T20I match on November 14, 2021. The match was the final of the T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia in which Williamson scored 85 runs off 48 balls. The 32-year-old missed out on many international assignments due to his recurrent elbow injury. He featured in the IPL 2022 where he played 13 matches and scored 216 runs at an average of 19.63. His last two outings were Test matches against England in June. He scored 2 and 15 at Lord's and 31 and 48 at Leeds. Lack of game time and no T20I international would have made many think that scoring high runs in the very first T20I match of they year would be difficult for the Kiwi star. However, defying all predictions he proved why he is considered as one of the modern day greats of the game on Thursday. Williamson top-scored for his team with 47 runs off 33 balls. His knock which consisted of four fours and two sixes helped New Zealand post a 186-run target and later win the match by 13 runs.
The last six T20I innings from Williamson have seen him score 47, 85, 5, 40*, 28 and 0 runs. The right-hand batter has played a total of seven T20I matches against West Indies and scored 155 runs at 25.83. In the West Indies he has played three matches and scored 103 runs at an average of 34.33. Overall, he has played 75 T20I matches and scored 2068 runs at an average of 32.82 He has 14 fifties to his name in the format. The West Indies conditions are tending to suit Williamson who has kicked off his preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in style. West Indies bowlers could face a difficult time against Williamson on Saturday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari match and grab the odds of 25.5 for Kane Williamson to score over 25.5 runs from the WI vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Kyle Mayers to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.88 (Pari Match)
Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Kane Williamson to score over 25.5 runs (Pari Match)