India vs New Zealand 2019 Cricket World Cup Semifinals Odds, Preview, & Pick

India vs New Zealand 2019 Cricket World Cup Semifinals Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on July 8, 2019

The 2019 World Cup Semifinals take place this week. The first match is on Tuesday, July 9, when top squad India battles New Zealand. New Zealand barely made it into the Cricket World Cup Final Four. Do the New Zealanders have any shot versus the top team at the Cricket World Cup? Check out 2019 ICC World Cup Semifinal betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for India-New Zealand!

India vs New Zealand 2019 Cricket World Cup Semifinals Odds, Preview, & Pick

Why India is a good bet at -310?

India doesn’t appear to have any faults. Their lone blemish during the ICC World Cup was a 337/7 loss to England. In that match, India was 306/5 before hitting their 50 overs. Once you hit your overs in cricket, you’re done.

Although England beat India, they went 7-1 in 9 match plays with the abandoned match versus New Zealand. That gave India 15 points, which puts them at the top of the standings. With Rahul, Sharma, and Kohli providing points and excellent field play, and their bowlers preserving wickets, India can romp against New Zealand on July 9.

Form Last 5

  • W – 265/3 vs Sri Lanka
  • W – 314/9 vs Bangladesh
  • L – 337/7 vs England
  • W – 268/7 vs West Indies
  • W – 224/8 vs Afghanistan

Expected Line-Up

  • KL Rahul
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Virat Kohli
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Hardik Pandya
  • MS Dhoni
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kuldeep Yadav

Why New Zealand is a good bet at +250?

New Zealand may have lost their last 3 matches, but they’ve played well enough during the Cricket World Cup to get to this position. The New Zealanders finished with 11 points, the same as Pakistan. They move on in the tournament due to their .175 net run rate compared to Pakistan’s -.43 NRR.

New Zealand will lean on Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Williamson averages 96.20 runs while Taylor averages 41.25. If those two players can get to India’s bowlers, New Zealand can pull off the upset.

Form Last 5

  • L – 305/8 vs England
  • L – 243/9 vs Australia
  • L – 241/4 vs Pakistan
  • W – 291/8 vs West Indies
  • W – 245/6 vs South Africa

Expected Line-Up

  • Martin Guptill
  • Henry Nicholls
  • Kane Williamson
  • Ross Taylor
  • Tom Latham
  • James Neesham
  • Colin de Grandhomme
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Tim Southee
  • Matt Henry
  • Trent Boult

ICC World Cup Semifinals Betting Trends for India vs New Zealand

  • India is 8-1 straight up in their last 9
  • India is 4-1 straight up in their last 5
  • India is 5-1 straight up in their last 6
  • New Zealand is 3-2 straight up in their last 5
  • New Zealand is 0-3 straight up in their last 3 matches
  • New Zealand is 5-4 straight up in their last 9 matches

India vs New Zealand 2019 Cricket World Cup Final Betting Analysis

India and New Zealand were set to battle on June 13 at Nottingham, but they abandoned the match due to weather. That might have been a saving grace for New Zealand because, like it often happens during the ICC World Cup, India has dominated.

Their only loss during the World Cup was to England. India will lean on Rohit, Sharma, and Kohli for runs while their bowlers can contain New Zealand’s top scorers, Taylor and Williamson.

India easily wins on Tuesday. They’re the play in this Cricket World Cup Semifinal.

ICC Cricket World Cup Semifinal Pick: India