We pick out our best batters and bowlers fro both teams ahead of the one-off Twenty20 match, following thrilling ODI series
Ahead of the one-off international Twenty20 clash between England (best priced with Boylesports at 19/20 to win) and New Zealand (10/11 with SkyBet and Paddy Power), Bookies.com pick out four stars to back at Old Trafford.
We witnessed perhaps the greatest ODI series in history, in the most recent encounter between these two teams in the five-match, which produced the highest amount of runs scored, so expect another closely-contested battle.
Best England batsman
Joe Root is in the form of his life in all forms of the game, and hit a total of 274 from his five innings (including two centuries).
Despite England being thrashed by the Black Caps at the Cricket World Cup earlier this year, Root managed a respectable knock of 46 and is 4/1 with William Hill and Betway to be the best batsman for his team once more.
Best England bowler
Fellow youngster Ben Stokes was terrific with the ball especially in the ODI series against the nation where he was born, grabbing a total of nine wickets in the last four matches.
The all-rounder is looking like a future Andrew Flintoff, and is also a tempting 4/1 price with the likes of StanJames and 888.com to be best England bowler.
Best New Zealand batsman
Captain fantastic Brendon McCullum loves the shortest form of the game, being the current leading scorer in international T20 cricket and the only player to have hit two hundreds.
He may have failed to get past 50 in an innings in the recent ODI series with England, but on his day is the deadliest 20-over batter in the world. McCullum, who hit 77 against this side at the World Cup, is 11/4 with Coral to be best New Zealand batsman again.
Best New Zealand bowler
The Kiwis will also be able to call upon one of the best bowlers in the game, as Tim Southee is apart of the visitors’ T20 squad.
Paceman Southee smashed England at the World Cup, getting an incredible seven wickets in one innings, and he is 3/1 also with Coral to get the best figures once more.