England vs New Zealand Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
England vs New Zealand | Tuesday 23 June, 2015 | Old Trafford | 18.30
New Zealand will be hoping to bounce back from their ODI series defeat when they take on England in a one-off Twenty20 clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
The two nations have served up a feast of cricket so far at the start of the English summer. The Test leg finished level at 1-1 and the hosts triumphed 3-2 in the subsequent one-day series.
After their terrible performances at the World Cup, Eoin Morgan’s side have been terrific against New Zealand, breaking countless records on the way to a 3-2 series victory against one of the best limited overs sides in the world.
England’s 13-man squad features five players who have yet to play a T20 international – Sam Billings, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey and Mark Wood. Billings is hopeful that the spirit which was clearly evident in the ODI squad will carry forward into the T20 match.
“Winning that series is only a start,” he said. “We want to take this team forward and, hopefully, it will have generated more interest in cricket around the country.
“It’s a shame we only have one T20. But this summer has been a fantastic advert for cricket and a lot of credit has to go to the Kiwis, they have played some unbelievable cricket in both formats.”
“When you play a team like New Zealand, you have to fight fire with fire, otherwise you get left behind. That’s what we have tried to do and we have enjoyed playing that brand of cricket,” he added.
New Zealand were strong favourites to win the tournament after their excellent run to the World Cup final and, while captain Brendan McCullum was surprised by how well the home side played, he also admitted that he was impressed by their performances.
“I think England’s an exciting group – fast forward four years and provided they stay true to that style, they’ll be a dangerous team,” he said.
After playing a part in a terrific series, New Zealand are hoping that they can end their visit to the UK with a win. Big-hitting batsman Martin Guptill has promised more of the same when the two teams meet at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
“The Test matches and the one-day series have been pretty exciting. I don’t see there being any change,” he said.
“Hopefully, it will be another good wicket here and we will have more of the same with a high-scoring and close game. It has been amazing to be part of and we are now looking to finish on a high having lost on Saturday.”
England vs New Zealand Betting Tips
New Zealand’s record in T20 internationals isn’t as impressive as their one-day record, losing as many T20s as they have won.
Meanwhile, England have played the one-day matches almost as if they have been a T20 and will no doubt adopt the same tactics in Manchester on Tuesday.