New Zealand will look to end of a high when they take on England in their one-off T20I at Manchester on Tuesday. The England v New Zealand one-off T20I betting tips follow.
England won by 56 runs while Kane Williamson registered the top-score for New Zealand.
After an unexpected victory in the One Day International series England’ batsmen and bowlers players will be desperate to use the match to make a good impression on the selectors before the beginning of the Ashes against Australia in Cardiff on July 8.
For Eoin Morgan’s men, Jos Buttler is out of the side with a hand injury but luckily the team has a ready made replacement in Jonny Bairstow, the hero from Chester-Le-Street whose match winning 83 killed off New Zealand’s hopes to winning the series.
Bairstow will be particularly keen to show the selectors their mistake in leaving him out of both the test side and the first four matches of the one day series. He’s certainly one man to watch as he aims to show that with the bat and the gloves he can step up when needed.
For the Kiwis the twin motivations are revenge and pride. Many expected New Zealand to dominate a shambolic England side in all forms of the game but after drawing the test series the New Zealanders’ unlikely limited overs loss could see them return empty-handed.
Players to watch out for:
Kane Williamson (New Zealand):
One man who’ll be keen to turn his own exceptional form into team success is Kane Williamson. He was outstanding in the one-day series—no player on either side scored more than his 396 runs.
Although not a famed Twenty20 expert, he can excel in this form of the game and along with the explosive talents of Brendon McCullum he’ll be key to trying to take the game away from England.
Adil Rashid (England):
The key man may well be Adil Rashid. Although we know what to expect from England’s bigger names, Rashid still has something to prove at international level in Twenty20 cricket. He’s impressed with his bowling in the format for Yorkshire, however, and with spin bowlers a vital weapon in any T20 side’s arsenal, he’ll look to show that he can perform in any format at the highest level before the Aussies arrive on English shores.
England v New Zealand T20Is head to head:
Interestingly, England have a superb record against New Zealand in a format they aren’t expected to do that well. Of the 11 games, they have won seven and lost four. Last time they played was in the World T20 last year where New Zealand edged them out by nine runs.
England v New Zealand one-off T20I betting tips:
New Zealand to win: 10/11
Williamson to be New Zealand’s top batsman: 4/1
Hales to be England’s top batsman: 10/3