|New Zealand||-163.93 at William Hill||Place Bet|
|West Indies||+130 at William Hill||Place Bet|
New Zealand are yet to taste defeat at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, but the West Indies will look to change that when the two sides meet in Saturday’s day-night fixture at Old Trafford.
The Black Caps have taken full advantage of a soft early draw, claiming big wins over Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
They also dodged a date with India due to poor weather, but NZ’s class was on full display in their win over South Africa earlier this week.
Kiwi speedster Lockie Ferguson added to his CWC wicket tally with three against the Proteas, paving the way for Kane Williamson to hit a match-winning hundred in yet another rain-affected game.
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It remains to be seen whether the New Zealand quicks will have quite the same impact against a powerful West Indies batting lineup.
Jason Holder’s men started the tournament with a bang, but they have yet to register another win since that demolition job on Pakistan in Nottingham.
Australia and England both tamed the Windies, while their clash with South Africa – one they were expected to win – was washed out.
Things went from bad to worse last Monday when the Caribbean side lost to Bangladesh, who chased down 321 with seven wickets in hand and nearly nine overs to spare.
West Indies fans will want to see a hell of a lot more from their bowlers this weekend in Manchester.
New Zealand vs West Indies top runscorer betting
Kane Williamson – +275 at Bovada
Why would you bet against a man who is fresh of a Cricket World Cup century? Williamson rode his luck at times against South Africa, but his class and quality were there for all to see. Few players anchor an ODI innings better than the Kiwi captain.
Shimron Hetmeyer – +500 at Bovada
Scores of 39 and 50 in his last two hits suggest Guyana’s brightest prospect is in decent touch. The NZ pace attack is liable to do some damage at the top of the innings, which brings middle-order players like Hetmeyer right into the game.
New Zealand vs West Indies top wicket-taker odds
Lockie Ferguson – +400 at Bovada
NZ’s quickest bowler has snared 11 wickets at 14.36, yet he still offers better value than either Trent Boult (+300) or Matt Henry (+350). The key stat for punters is that Ferguson has taken multiples in three of four starts while conceding only 4.45 runs per over.
Andre Russell – +400 at Bovada
Russell’s fitness is a constant concern for the West Indies, but there is no denying the Jamaican’s knack for delivering in big moments. ‘Dre Russ’ is striking at 22.8 with the ball at CWC 2019, which is significantly better than the rest of the Windies quicks.
NZ vs West Indies CWC 2019 betting predictions
New Zealand -10.5 runs/-2.5 wickets – -125 at Bovada
The Black Caps will have fond memories of their last meeting with the West Indies in World Cup cricket in 2015, when Martin Guptill smashed an unbeaten 237 at Wellington. Both teams have explosive players who can take the game away from the opposition in a matter of overs, but New Zealand look the more reliable team across the board.
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