India vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup - Batsmen set to dominate at Trent Bridge

Virat Kohli tipped to star in run fest against New Zealand
Trent Bridge cricket ground
Trent Bridge is the second highest scoring ground in the world and is predicted to host anothe run fest between India and New Zealand at the 2019 Cricket World Cup (Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand Cricket World Cup Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips & Live Stream


A cracking match full of runs can be expected as India play New Zealand at high scoring Trent Bridge in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. With both teams playing good cricket and batsmen in-form, I am tipping the match to go over 591.5 runs and a first innings total that exceeds 300.5 runs.

Virat Kohli scored 82 runs in his last innings so I’m backing him to score over 42.5 runs at 1.80 and to score a 50 at 2.10.

India Form & Team News


India started their World Cup campaign with a bang, beating two of the supposed title challengers in South Africa and Australia. Shikhar Dhawan top scored with 117 runs against Australia while Virat Kohli supported him well with 82 runs at The Oval. After been struck on the thumb during his innings, Dhawan has been ruled out against New Zealand. Dinesh Karthik is his likely replacement.

Kohli’s form is an ominous sign for New Zealand and I’m tipping him to score over 42.5 runs at 1.80. Trent Bridge is the second highest run scoring venue in the world over the last five years and with both sides filled with quality batsmen, there is value in the first innings to go beyond 300.5 runs at 1.90.

Considering that these are both top teams and New Zealand recently beat India, I think backing India at 1.44 is far too risky.

Virat Kohli vs New Zealand
Virat Kohli is tipped to take New Zealand's bowlers to task as he notches up another 50 (Getty Images)

New Zealand Form & Team News


New Zealand sit pretty at the top of the World Cup table having won all three of their matches. In their last match they comfortably beat Afghanistan by seven wickets.

The Afghans offered little resistance as they only managed to muster 172 runs batting first. James Neesham was the pick of the bowlers with 5-31. Kane Williamson (79) and Ross Taylor (48) steered New Zealand to a comfortable victory at County Ground with an 89-run partnership.

The Black Caps can be backed at 2.75 to beat India but I feel there is good value in the total runs scored market. At a ground that averages 6.65 runs per over in six matches since 2017, I am backing the total match runs to go beyond 591.5 runs at 2.00.

India vs New Zealand Head to Head


New Zealand have only won one of their last seven official ODI’s against India.

India vs New Zealand Live Streaming


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India vs New Zealand Match Up


India have a very balanced team and it’s hard to find a weakness, but Virat Kohli remains the glue that holds the batting together.

New Zealand have cruised in the World Cup thus far but this will be their first real test against a team ranked above them.

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India are odds on favourites to beat New Zealand at the 2019 Cricket World Cup (Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand Key Statistics


  • India’s Virat Kohli scored 82 runs in his last ODI innings against Australia.
  • Trent Bridge has been the second highest scoring ground in the world over the last 5 years.
  • Trent Bridge has seen an average of 6.65 runs per over since January 2017 in ODI’s.
  • Trent Bridge averages 305 runs in the first innings over its last 6 ODI matches.

Verdict


I am tipping Virat Kohli build on his 82 runs in his previous innings by scoring over 42.5 runs at 1.80 and to score a fifty at 2.10.

Considering that the match is being held at Trent Bridge, a ground well known for runs scoring, I am backing the team batting first to go over 300.5 runs at 1.90. My final tip is for the match to have over 591.5 runs at 2.00.

Best Bet: Virat Kohli Over 42.5 Runs @ 1.80 at bet365 – 4 Units
First Innings Total Tip: Over 300.5 Runs @ 1.90 at bet365 – 2 Units
Total Match Runs Tip: Over 591.5 Runs @ 2.00 at bet365 – 2 Units
To Score a Fifty Tip: Virat Kohli – Yes at 2.10 at bet365 – 2 Units

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