India vs New Zealand World Test Championship Final Betting Tips

India and New Zealand will battle it out in the inaugural World Test Championship final, starting from June 18 in Southampton.

Approximately 4000 people will be allowed to watch the inaugural World Test Championship between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

India will come into this final as firm favorites as they are coming on the back of a splendid Test series win against England played at home. Earlier this year, India managed to win their second consecutive series in Australia and retain Border Gavaskar Trophy.

Since the start of the World Test Championship, Virat Kohli’s India have shown excellent form in the five-day format. They have managed to win 12 matches out of 17 played in the World Test Championship (2019-2021).

Therefore, India will be hoping to see the players can adjust to the conditions and deliver a strong show in this final.

On the other hand, New Zealand are also coming into this final, full of confidence as they registered an impressive Test series over England in England.

Therefore, New Zealand will be hoping to see the players continue their excellent form in this final against arguably the best Test team in world cricket.

In terms of the results in the WTC Championship (WTC), New Zealand have managed to win seven matches out of eleven played during this period.

India Form and Team News

Shardul Thakur, Lokesh Rahul, and Mayank Agarwal failed to find a place in India’s squad for the World Test Championship final. The Lack of match practice could hamper India’s chances for this inaugural WTC final.

Skipper Virat Kohli will be hoping that the side can bring their best cricket to the fore in this final.

The team will be bolstered by the return of Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammad Shami, who missed the home series against England due to injuries sustained during the tour of Australia.

In terms of the batting department, India will be relying on the likes of Captain Virat Kohli, Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, and opening batsman Rohit Sharma to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shamsi, and Jasprit Bumrah to produce timely breakthroughs. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin will be prominent spinners for this final. 

New Zealand Form and Team News

Kane Williamson-led unit will be coming in this final with a relatively solid playing XI after an impressive outing against England at Lords and Edgbaston.

However, Kane Williamson, wicket-keeper BJ Watling, pacers Tim Southee, and Kyle Jamieson will make their return to the playing XI for the World Championship final.

In the batting department, the Black Caps will be relying heavily on the likes of Captain Kane Williamson, opener Devon Conway, the middle duo of Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pace-quartet of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, and Neil Wagner to produce timely breakthroughs. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, New Zealand will be slight favorites to win the final of the inaugural World Test Championship to be played at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. For the World Test Championship final, India are placed at 2.70 odds, while New Zealand at 2.65 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

India and New Zealand produced similar kind of performances in their last outings and therefore, it is hard to predict an outright winner. 

However, New Zealand will certainly have the upper hand as they have played two-match Test series in England. They are well aware of the conditions and their recent Test series success in England will make them a strong contender to win the World Test Championship final.

On the other hand, Virat Kohli-led India hasn’t played much five-day cricket in the last three months. They have played some intra-squad to prepare for this final. The key issue will be India’s star-studded lineup that has looked vulnerable in bowler-friendly conditions.

Therefore, the prediction is for New Zealand to beat India and win the World Test Championship final.

Tip 1- New Zealand’s formidable record in England

Since 2015, New Zealand have played excellent cricket as a Test unit in England conditions. Kane Williamson was part of the New Zealand team that went to draw the two-match series against England in 2015.

After six years, the Kane-Williamson-led unit managed to upstage England in their backyard and clinch the two-match Test series at Edgbaston.

In four Test matches played in England, New Zealand have won two matches and lost only one. The recent game at Lords ended in a tame draw.

Due to their phenomenal record in the UK, New Zealand will be determined and looking to continue their dominance in these conditions. So we are backing New Zealand to beat India by a comfortable [email protected]

Tip 2- Trent Boult phenomenal record in English conditions

Left-arm quick produced splendid spells in the recently concluded Test series played against England. The 31-year old certainly enjoys bowling in these conditions. He was instrumental in helping New Zealand win the series decider against England at Edgbaston.

In the Test matches played in England, Boult has claimed 19 wickets at an average of 23.26 with one five-wicket haul to his name. So we are backing Trent Boult to take five wickets or more in this World Test Championship [email protected]


Expect New Zealand to register a comfortable win over India in the WTC final at Southampton.

  1. New Zealand to beat India by a comfortable margin- New [email protected]
  2. Trent Boult to take six wickets or more in WTC final–New Zealand @2.50.

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