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England v New Zealand betting tips: Buttler and Ali key for England

| 07.11.2021
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Preview and odds for T20 semi-final

The T20 World Cup has reached the semi-final stage and we have analysed the odds to pick out some England v New Zealand T20 betting tips.

The winners will meet Pakistan or Australia in the showpiece and England will be hoping for a repeat of their famous win in the final of the 50-over World Cup at Lord’s.

Wednesday’s match starts at 2pm and is live on Sky Sports.

England v New Zealand match odds

England have a 12-7 head-to-head lead over New Zealand in the shortest format, with one tie and one no-result, but recent meetings have been evenly matched.

That tie came in the deciding fifth match of their most recent series in November 2019, with England winning in a super over to take the series 3-2 – just four months after a more memorable six-ball decider in the 50-over final at Lord’s.

England are the 4/7 favourites to win on Wednesday but recent history suggests New Zealand may be good value at 11/8.

England v New Zealand key battles

A fast start will be the key for England, who have two of the five highest powerplay totals in this tournament.

England can be backed at 4/6 to score the most runs in the first six overs, although the loss of opener Jason Roy due to injury is a blow.

England’s Jos Buttler has been the standout batter of the tournament, striking the only century to date against Sri Lanka while a brutal unbeaten 71 against Australia helps him to an average of 120.

He trails only Pakistan’s Babar Azam in total runs, 264 to 240.

Buttler is the 9/4 favourite to be England’s top run scorer while 10/1 for him to score at least 75 runs and be on the winning team looks a good option for England v New Zealand T20 betting tips.

The absent Roy is England’s only other batter to make over 100 cumulative runs in the tournament, with Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan having respectable averages but pedestrian strike rates while Liam Livingstone, in just two innings, and Jonny Bairstow have scored quickly.

Moeen Ali could be England’s key man – he has a high strike rate and trails only Adil Rashid with seven wickets for England so 12/1 for him to be named man of the match appeals.

Trent Boult, England v New Zealand T20 betting tips, cricket

For punters keen to back the underdogs in England v New Zealand T20 betting tips, Black Caps bowler Trent Boult (pictured above) has 11 wickets at 10.45 and Tim Southee seven at 16.29, with both seamers giving up less than six runs an over.

Boult can be backed at 5/1 to take at least three wickets while three wickets for Southee and a New Zealand win is available at 10/1.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.