Need a bet on sports in New Zealand? Why not back the home team to win a Test series? Certainly, after their massive defeat to Kane Williamson and the lads, a bet on India to win the 2nd Test is possibly unwise. The number one ranked team in the world apparently not firing on all cylinders. However, don’t rush off and bet on New Zealand to win in Christchurch. This is prime bounce-back territory and you just know Virat Kohli is going to be out for redress. If not revenge.
“The simple truth is,” said Virat Kohli slowly cutting off ammunition from his detractors. “We did not play good enough cricket.” Which, after a 10-wicket defeat, isn’t so much a statement of fact as a plea for mercy. Fans expected better. Oh, dear. It was a distinctly lackluster effort at best. “We let ourselves down massively in the first innings with the bat.” Kohli explained. He was right. So, a bet on India to win the 2nd Test was suddenly far less appealing than it should be.
2nd Test Betting Odds
- New Zealand – 23/20
- India – 27/20
- Draw – 5/1
“To be honest they did not give us any room even on the back foot or the front foot.” India’s Captain continued to explain to a gagging press. “So we have to accept they outplayed us in this game.” Which again had the ring of truth about it. We’d all witnessed their display of superiority. So, the question now is should you bet on India to win the 2nd Test because of this defeat. Will it lay them low or is it worth checking their odds at online betting sites in New Zealand like Unibet?
Williamson And Crew Look To Repeat Defeat
“Some people might want it to be the end of the world.” Virat knows he’s not universally loved. “But it’s not for us. It’s a game of cricket we lost, and we move on. We keep our heads high.” So, Christchurch will test those sentiments. It’s easy to put on a brave face, but there were some woe full lapses in India’s performance. That said, Kane Williamson racked up a great knock in the second innings and if New Zealand bowl that well again, a bet on India to win the 2nd Test is daft.
“[We made a] special effort with the ball and some handy contributions with the bat.” Kane Williamson understated. “We tried doing things a little bit differently.” And it worked. Their first innings total dominated the match leaving India reeling. That’s why a bet on India to win the 2nd Test might be a bit of an own goal. You get the impression they will do it again. Certainly, the bookies like Unibet, one of the best online sportsbook sites in New Zealand seem to think so.
Bet On India To Win The 2nd Test At Unibet
So, a bet on India to win the 2nd Test is going for around 27/20 at Unibet right now. After their performance in Wellington that’s almost generous. There’s a good chance the hosts could sweep their visitors aside again. Perhaps that’s why they get 23//20 at Unibet. So, yes. It’s that close. This is no longer a simple bet on Test cricket. The odds on India shouldn’t be anywhere near the prices you can get for a bet on Kane Williamson and crew. And you can bet on Virat Kohli to know it.
“[We] didn’t show enough competitiveness.” Kohli remarked after the 1st Test. So, that means he definitely thinks this is an attitude not aptitude at play. Those taking advantage of New Zealand gambling laws to grab some International Test cricket odds, beware. Just because India lost in the 1st Test doesn’t mean a bet on India to win the 2nd test is insanity. However, the scale of their defeat does mean you’re going to have to be quite the optimist to back them this time around.
NZ Vs India – 2nd Test (of 2)
- Date – Feb 28th – March 4th 2020
- Location – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
- Format – International Test Cricket
- Series Score – NZ 1:0 India
We take a look at why a bet on India to win the 2nd Test against New Zealand might not be quite the no-brainer it at first appears after their 10 wicket defeat.