New Zealand is playing West Indies, in their second test match of the Series which will take place at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The match is set to commence on 11th December, Friday.
The West Indies tour of New Zealand has been dominated by New Zealand this far. They won the two matches in the T20 series, and the first Test Match, with one innings left to their credit. The second Test match is going to be an adventuresome match with New Zealand having the chance to move up in the World Test Championship points table. New Zealand is currently in 4th position, trailing behind England, and if they win the second match against the Windies they are bound to move up on the table, while West Indies is currently in 7th place. I have gone through the odds in the match and correlated the best three bets for you to win money from.
While he has been playing cricket all his life, Shamarh Brooks is definitely new to International Test Cricket, with his debut in August 2019 against India, he has a comparatively little experience under his belt. He has scored 372 runs from 13 innings in 7 matches with an average of 28.62. If we look at his performances in the last 5 innings, his scores were as follows: 2, 1, 22, 4, 62, as we can see, he managed to score over 23 runs just once in the last 5 innings he played. If we add to this, the fact that this was his first test match against New Zealand, and he got out on 1 and 2 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings respectively, does not bode well for him. LeoVegas has offered odds of 1.86 for the player from Barbados to score less than 22.5 runs, and I have taken the bet.
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 12.5. Even in the last match against the Kiwi’s he was unable to perform and got out on 9 and 12 runs in the two innings. His scores in the last five matches in the first team innings have been: 9, 4, 18, 6, 50. 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 a winning market with this bet where you stand a chance to double your money!
I looked at the previous matches of the two teams, and in the fall of the First wicket has been as follows: 14, 65, 14, 17, 16. With the teams scoring over 27 runs just once, in the last 5 matches that they played against each other. I went further and looked at the two teams performances individually when they came to bat first, and here are the scores the first wicket fell at when the teams were batting first;
New Zealand: 14, 16, 64, 16, 24
West Indies: 53, 32, 9, 3, 4
As we can observe, in 7 out of the ten innings where the teams came out to bat, the fall of the first wicket was under 27 runs. These odds are further made richer when we see that 10Cric.com has offered odds of 2.00 for the fall of the first wicket to be under 26.5 runs
Shamarh Brooks to score under 22.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Darren Bravo to score under 23.5 runs in the first team innings - @1.86 (LeoVegas.com)
Fall of the first Wicket to be under 26.5 runs - @2.00 (10Cric.com)