New Zealand vs England Betting Tips & Prediction – 1st T20I

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction New Zealand vs England

Betting Tips for New Zealand vs England

ENG won by 7 wickets

Winner Odds

New Zealand – 1.67 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.167 if New Zealand wins) BET NOW
England – 2.20 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.220 if England win) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • Martin Guptill and Colin Munro lead to be the top team batsman for New Zealand with odds of 3.5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.350). BET NOW
  • For England, Jonny Bairstow leads in the top team batsman market with odds of 4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400) while Tom Banton follows with 4.32 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.432) odds. BET NOW
  • New Zealand leads with odds of 1.80 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.180) and England follows with odds of 2.00 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.200) in the highest opening partnership market. BET NOW
  • Tim Southee leads for New Zealand with odds of 4.32 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.432) to be team top bowler while Patrick Brown has odds of 4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.400) odds for England to be the team top bowler. BET NOW

NZ vs ENG Match Odds by 22Bet & Betway


Squad Comparison

New Zealand

New Zealand will be taking on England for the first time after the World Cup final earlier this year. While Kane Williamson will to be a part of this team, Tim Southee will lead a strong New Zealand side in the 5-match T20I series against England. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will lead the batting order from the top while Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert will play key roles at number 3 and 4.

Colin Munro scored a hundred in the second practice T20 match against the visitors while Lockie Ferguson had picked 3 wickets in the 1st practice match. All-rounders Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner are all in the squad while not all of them might feature in the playing XI. While Colin de Grandhomme and James Neesham bring in experience, Mitchell Santner has a great economy with the ball. New Zealand would opt for more batting power given the pitch at this venue is likely to favor the batsmen. Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson will be leading the pace attack for New Zealand. The Blackcaps looks strong with most of their in-form and all formats players in the squad.


England has a whole new bowling attack in this series after having decided to rest their regular all-formats players. While Patrick Brown and Matthew Parkinson would be making their debut if given a chance in the 1st T20I, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, and Adil Rashid form the rest of the bowling attack. Jonny Bairstow scored unbeaten 78 off 46 balls in the 1st practice match. However, Lockie Ferguson was the only bowler from the NZ squad that featured for the Blackcaps in that match.

While Tom Banton opened for England in both practice matches, he wasn’t successful in giving his side a good start. Joe Denly, Sam Billings and Sam Curran played some good innings lower down the order at number 5 and 6. James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, and Dawid Malan are all crucial at the top while it’s a matter of choice for Morgan between Malan and Vince for the opener. England needs a good start from the top-order batsmen and having seen Tom Banton in the practice match, Bairstow is more likely to open the innings alongside James Vince.

Our Prediction for New Zealand vs England

New Zealand is favorite to win the match

While England has a strong top-order, the team would be introducing two new bowlers in this series. The team’s bowling attack isn’t as strong and misses their top performers while a lot would be expected of Jonny Bairstow and James Vince at the top. New Zealand, on the other hand, has a strong batting line-up and many bowling options with top-performing all-rounders in the squad. The top betting sites in India have the Blackcaps as favorite to win this match given the strength of their squad.