AUTHOR: davidstewart

T20 Cricket

So it goes to a decider in the T20 series after new Zealand thrashed England to level the series 1-1 and how they deserved it. One bright moment for England was the swashbuckling innings of Jos Butler’s, who smashed a 28 ball 50, which included an amazing nine fours and a six.

He was, however, slightly despondent after the team’s lacklustre performance as he is quoted as saying he’d have much rather been part of a winning team than scoring an international 50. He illustrated his huge potential last week against a Kiwi X1. England now have great depth in the wicket keeper/batsman department.

The deciding T20 game takes place on Friday morning with England understandably not as short as they have been in the betting for the first 2 games as they come to terms with possibly making the wrong decision in trying to chase down a total on such a small pitch.

Top batsmen markets are normally dominated by the higher order batsmen. I take Luke Wright to come in again like he did in the first match and hammer a match winning innings and the 7/2 that is generally available seems good value from someone you know, and can deliver for the big occasion.

There will be some who’ll get excited about the 13/2 available for Butler but as they say, lightning doesn’t strike twice… or can it? You decide.

Looking at the Black Caps it’s hard to see past their man of the moment and the 3/1 generally available looks a decent bet for Brendon McCullum. However, as I mentioned earlier, it’s very rare that a batsman will do the business twice in 2 games, but in this case he is the jewel in their crown and some of the other players don’t come close to the big Kiwi.

England should cosily win the game and the 8/11 looks too big. They are bound to start the game around the 4/6 mark.