After an exciting ODI series, India and New Zealand are all set to re-engage in the T-20 arena. The first T-20 international will be held in Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi tomorrow. India narrowly and dramatically clinched the ODI series by winning the third and final ODI. New Zealand will be eager to settle the score in the T-20 series. They have an excellent record against India in T-20 format. India have never defeated New Zealand in a T-20 match. What are the cricket betting odds of snapping that record?
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India will field their full-strength team for the T-20 series. That means Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open and Virat Kohli will come at one down. Lokesh Rahul and MS Dhoni bring further experience, while Shreyas Iyer will bring the exuberance of youth. This will be the final international match for veteran war horse Ashish Nehra. The Indian team would want to give a victorious farewell to the champion bowler. It makes India the odds-on favourite for cricket betting. Wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been a revelation in the ODI series. He will try hard to maintain his spell over the Kiwi batsmen.
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New Zealand came agonizingly close to winning the ODI match. If they could not win this series, they would have nothing to show for their efforts after the Indian trip. Their batsmen, especially the middle order batters Tom Latham and Ross Taylor are in fine nick. If Kane Williamson too rises to form, New Zealand could score a big total. Still, India will be a hard side to beat in India in T-20 format. New Zealand will need something special from some one to achieve that.