New Zealand wrapped up the three-match ODI series by dismantling West Indies in the second ODI by a whopping margin of 204 runs. New Zealand scored 325 for six in their innings and then bundled out West Indies for a paltry 121 runs in 28 overs. The score should give you an indication of where to place your cricket betting money in the third ODI between these teams at Christ Church on Boxing Day. OKUnless New Zealand decide to give West Indies the ultimate Christmas gift of all, it is going to be a cakewalk for the Kiwis.
Preview – New Zealand
New Zealand may rest Trent Boult, who took seven wickets in the last match. Still, they boast of a formidable pace bowling unit, which can skittle out West Indies for a below par score. Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry can be disciplined and incisive. Another good thing for the hosts is their strong and long batting order. Ross Taylor is in great nick; so is Henry Nicholls. They can simply breeze their way into a 300+ score. The easiest thing you can do is to back them for your festive cricket betting action.
Preview – West Indies
West Indies have no reasons to rejoice on this Christmas season. Their batting is inept; bowling is toothless. And the fielding has never been their strong suite. In any case, you cannot win matches by fielding alone. The only positive news is that Chris Gayle is likely to be fit enough to play in the match. But given the state of West Indies team, it does not look like even Gayle would be able bring about any changes. May be he can do something in the upcoming T-20 series.
Prediction for cricket betting: yet another easy win for New Zealand.