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India will take on New Zealand in the first World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford on Tuesday with the prize of a clash against either England or Australia. It looks set to be a thrilling contest and we will take a look at the betting opportunities.
India v New Zealand Betting Odds
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India are 9/5 favourites to win the World Cup after topping the table in the group stage and will take on a stuttering Kiwi outfit in Manchester.
Kane Williamson's men looked like world beaters when winning five of their first six matches while their much-anticipated battle with India was washed out, but they lost their last three to finish above Pakistan on net run-rate alone.
Momentum in sport is key and, unfortunately for the Black Caps, they are in reverse at the moment and the last team you would want to face under those circumstances is the sub-continental giants. New Zealand lost heavily to both England and Australia and will need to regroup to avoid a seventh World Cup semi-final defeat.
India have looked at the top of their game although there is a theory that their middle order is a weakness that can be exploited, with MS Dhoni's ponderous batting displays leaving fans baffled.
However, their top order is so strong that if New Zealand do not strike early, it could be a long day chasing leather in Lancashire.
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India v New Zealand Betting Tips
Virat Kohli Top India Batsman @ 13/5 - BET NOW
Rohit Sharma's record-breaking five centuries at the tournament make him an obvious tip in this market but, with the Kiwis possessing a decent opening attack, he is bound to fail at some stage.
Although Rohit is 4/6 to be top World Cup batsman, I feel Kohli is the man to step up when the pressure is greatest.
India know that defeat means they will return to Asia to await criticism from the press and supporters alike and so the world's top batsman will sell his wicket dearly. There is a sense that Williamson's attack can be got at once you are settled at the crease and if the ball is not swinging, and it remains to be seen if they get any help at Old Trafford.
India v New Zealand Prediction
New Zealand do have the tools to progress to the final but I cannot see it happening with the way their results have tailed off. Tipped to challenge the Baggy Greens and Three Lions, the Kiwis went down by large margins in both games and it is clear they are over-reliant on Williamson and Ross Taylor.
Their batting capitulation in both games is a worrying trend, with early-tournament optimism replaced by fear, and it is a tough situation to overcome given the standard of opposition.
Key moments in the match need to go their way for the Black Caps to win and it is India who are tipped to progress to the final.
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