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India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Betting Tips 17/11/2021

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India

After a disappointing World Cup campaign on foreign soil, India return to the comfort of home to get back to winning ways.
In New Zealand they face a side that made it all the way to the final of the recently concluded T20, taking down red hot England in the semis before falling at the final hurdle to Australia.

India, meanwhile, suffered a nightmare start to their World Cup campaign, losing back-to-back matches and even though their form improved significantly from there on, it proved too late.

The series would officially mark the start of the Rohit Sharma era in Indian cricket. The opening batsman has been handed over the captaincy armband following Virat Kohli’s relinquishment but it isn’t clear for how long.

India will be without several regulars for the series. All of Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammed Shami are sitting out.

New Zealand

The mood in the Kiwi camp would likely be somber as they recently lost their second chance in three years to win their first-ever limited overs World Cup.

They couldn’t beat Australia and it doesn’t get any easier for them because beating India in India is one of the toughest assignments in world cricket.
The fact that they’d be without their captain Kane Williamson for the entire series makes the task more difficult for them.

In the absence of Williamson, who has been rested for the red-ball series of the tour, the Kiwis will be led by Tim Southee. 
However, Lockie Ferguson, who missed the entire World Cup due to an injury, should be fit to participate in the series against India.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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India are the favourites for the first T20I. 22Bet has India priced at 1.445 and New Zealand at 2.775. Betway has India available for 1.40 and New Zealand for 2.75. Lastly, Dafabet has India priced at 1.45 and New Zealand at 2.84.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: India to win @ 1.445

This is a heavy chalk play but we do indulge in those every once in a blue moon, especially in favour of sides as strong as India. Under new leadership, we do not see India losing their first game. The odds have been sourced from 22Bet.

Tip: Rohit Sharma Total Runs Over (24.5) @ 1.80

Talking about new leadership, Rohit Sharma would definitely want to impress, now that he has the captaincy role permanently. Even without the responsibility to lead by example, Rohit scores a ton of runs on home soil so expecting him to score more than 24.5 is not a big ask. The odds have been sourced from 22Bet.

Conclusion

India have beaten New Zealand four times in their last five meetings. The only one they did not win was the World Cup game earlier this month, which eventually saw them exit the tournament. Revenge will be a factor here so watch out.

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