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England vs New Zealand Prediction: 2nd T20I Betting Tips & Odds

Looking for the England vs New Zealand prediction for the second T20I? England made light work of New Zealand to go 1-0 up in the series. The two teams will now face off in the second T20 international at Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday, September 1. England remain favourites to win the match at 2/5 (1.40) while New Zealand have a greater task with the odds of 17/10 (2.70).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • England vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
  • September 1, 2023 – 5 PM GMT
  • Old Trafford, Manchester

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Old Trafford is a venue where batters can score big runs but spinners can also get assistance, especially in the second innings. The average first innings score after more than 65 T20 games played here reads 164.

The weather in Manchester is expected to be partly cloudy on Friday evening but not a big threat of rain. There’s about a 10% chance of precipitation with the temperature hovering around 13 degrees.

England vs New Zealand Prediction

Talking about the head to head record between these two teams, England have dominated the scoreline with 15 wins out of 24 T20Is. In the first game of the series, England defeated the visitors with ease by seven wickets and six overs to spare. England have a much stronger batting line-up and remain favourites.

Our Prediction: England to win this match at 2/5 (1.40).

Top Run-scorer

Dawid Malan made 54 off 42 in the first game and is a very prolific run-scorer in the format. recently. Bet on him to be the top batter for England at 13/4 (4.25). Devon Conway missed out in the last game but is one of the most consistent players in the game with an average 43. Back Conway to be New Zealand’s top batter at 2/1 (3.00).

Our Prediction: Dawid Malan to be England’s top run-scorer at 13/4 (4.25).

Top Wicket-taker

Luke Wood snared three wickets in the last game. He has the pace and can swing the ball. Back him to be the top bowler for England at 13/4 (4.25). Tim Southee snared 1 for 25 in three overs when the rest of the attack was taken apart. You can back him to be New Zealand’s best bowler at 3/1 (4.00).

Our Prediction: Luke Wood to be England’s top wicket-taker at 13/4 (4.25).

Man of the Match

Will Jacks has the ability to change the game in a short span. He scored 227 runs in the Hundred at a strike rate of 154 and he’s a handy bowler. You can bet on Jacks to be the player of the match at 10/1 (11.00).

Our Prediction: Will Jacks to be the Man of the Match at 10/1 (11.00) odds.

England vs New Zealand Preview

The Black Caps will be desperate to level the series when they take on the hosts on Friday. Here’s a short preview of the two sides ahead of the second match.

England

England were clinical in the first game at Chester-le-street as they chased down 140 in 14 overs. Malan registered a fifty while Harry Brook smashed an unbeaten 43 off 27. Earlier Luke Wood and Brydon Carse picked three wickets each.

Jos Buttler took the back seat as they looked to give game-time to out-of-form Jonny Bairstow and youngsters. Rehan Ahmed could get an opportunity here in place of Adil Rashid.

Squad: Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Sam Curran, Luke Wood, Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed

New Zealand

Batting first, New Zealand top order could not get going and had lost 4 for 49 inside eight overs. Glenn Phillips¬†made 41 off 38 but had no support and they could only manage 139/9. Bowlers didn’t have much chance with a low score to defend.

The Black Caps went with both Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson in the first game. They could bring in Matt Henry in place of one of them.

Squad: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee (c), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi

How to Watch England vs New Zealand T20Is in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The UK fans can witness the England vs New Zealand series live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event. If you’re a Sky Sports customer, you can also stream the match on the Sky Go app.

  • Sky Sports, Sky Sports Main Event (TV)
  • Sky Go application (Streaming)


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