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England vs New Zealand Betting Tips 10/06/2021

Teams Status

England

Even though England looked uncomfortable for the entirety of the first Test and at one point on the final day looked vulnerable enough to lose, they eventually escaped with a draw. While the manner of the result must have been a cause of concern for the England faithful, the biggest blow was losing pacer Ollie Robinson, who took seven wickets on debut but has since been suspended from all international cricket due to some allegedly sexist and racist tweets dating back almost a decade ago.

The pacer’s fate will be decided in an investigation but for now he will be unavailable for the second Test, which means that one of Olly Stone and Craig Overton could be drafted in.

England batting looked shaky at times over the first Test but the home side are unlikely to make any changes. If anyone’s place could be under threat, it could be Zak Crawley who failed in both the innings.

New Zealand

Among the several positives picked up by New Zealand in the series opener, one was their willingness to find a result even though the match lost one of its five days to rain.

They declared in their second innings at six down and made a genuine attempt to not let the match fall prey to the Gods of draw. Their risk showed promise when England were down two wickets on the final day with 56 on board and their soft underbelly just a blow or two away. But the Kiwis were unable to find those decisive blows and saw the slim door of victory close on them.

One major positive for them was the batting performance of debutant Devon Conway, who scored a double century in the first innings and would have made more, had he not been run out.

So while England have lost their impressive debutant, Kiwis will have theirs in the second Test and that’s advantage for the touring side.

What do the Sportsbook Say

England are slight favourites here. 22Bet has England priced at 2.208, New Zealand at 2.504 and Draw at 4.98. Meanwhile, Bet365 has England at 2.2, New Zealand at 2.5 and Draw at 5.0. LeoVegas has England at 2.23, New Zealand at 2.48 and Draw at 4.70.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: New Zealand to win at 2.504

It’s clear by now that New Zealand arrived in England with one eye on the Test Championship final with India and are seeing this series to get fired up before the big battle. They are stacked, have their best players available and are generally more determined to give themselves some sort of winning momentum ahead of the final. England, on the other hand, are more inexperienced than they would have liked and have been further weakened by the loss of Robinson. This is as good a chance as any for New Zealand to clinch a Test series on English soil.

Tip: Best bowler on England – James Anderson @ 3.5

England’s twin-headed monster of a pace attack was a bit off-color in the opening Test, with James Anderson and Stuart Broad combining for just three wickets. With seven-wicket hero Robinson gone, Anderson could now feel that the responsibility of taking wickets is back on his tried-and-tested shoulders. When that happens, more often than not, he delivers.

Conclusion

England are mired in problems and New Zealand have eyes on the top prize. A home series loss for the hosts looks likely.

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