|New Zealand||-153.85 at William Hill||Place Bet|
|Pakistan||+120 at William Hill||Place Bet|
New Zealand and Pakistan will battle it out at Edgbaston this Wednesday in the group stage of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
A high standard of cricket has been played in England and Wales this summer, with New Zealand leading the charge on five wins and no losses.
Even when the two Kiwi openers went out for first-ball ducks against the West Indies, Kane Williamson stood tall with a captain’s knock of 148 as the Black Caps did just enough to get over the line.
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Pakistan has had to face the best nations early in the fixture, which has left them seventh in the Cricket World Cup standings.
Things were looking grim for Sarfaraz Ahmed and his charges until they defeated South Africa by 49 runs over the weekend to keep their semi-final chances alive.
One thing that has kept Pakistan afloat during CWC 2019 is their play of pace, which sets the scene for a fascinating contest with the potent NZ quicks.
New Zealand vs Pakistan top runscorer odds
Colin Munro @ +700 with Bovada
Munro was unable to start his innings against the West Indies, going out for a duck after a single ball. The hard-hitting lefty has to bounce back in this match and prove his worth for his nation. If he can get fired up early, there is no telling what damage he might do.
Fakhar Zaman @ +750 with Bovada
Pakistan’s 29-year-old opener has played well in his last two innings, averaging around 50 runs. Zaman has made 11 50s and four 100s over the course of his 41-inning ODI career. If the opener can settle early and build an innings, he will make plenty of runs.
New Zealand vs Pakistan top wicket-taker betting
Trent Boult @ +275 with Bovada
The New Zealand quick has been nothing short of brilliant so far. Boult was the highest wicket-taker in the 2015 Cricket World Cup and has shown similar form in his last few outings in the UK,
taking four crucial scalps in the win against the Windies.
Mohammad Amir @ +230 with Bovada
No player has been as destructive as Amir at the 2019 CWC. When he wants to lower the run-rate, he does so, and when he wants to bait a player into playing a poor shot, he finds a way. Amir is one of the best fast bowlers going around and looms as the key to Pakistan’s chances in Birmingham.
New Zealand vs Pakistan CWC 2019 predictions
New Zealand @ -153.85 with Bovada
They are yet to lose a game and will be very difficult to defeat if they continue to play with this flair. Look for the likes of Boult and Williamson to stand up when it counts for the Kiwis.
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