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New Zealand vs West Indies, West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2020, Today Match Prediction 03 Dec 2020

Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand

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Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first

New Zealand beat West Indies by 134 runs

New Zealand look to extend their home run

  • New Zealand have won 8, drawn 5, and lost just one of their last 15 home test matches.
  • West Indies last Test Victory came in 1995 almost 25 years ago after which they lost 8 and drew 4 matches.   
  • New Zealand have 6-1 win-loss record against West Indies in their last 7 Test matches.

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & lead the series 1-0

Tournament: West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2020 | Format: TEST DAY | Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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New Zealand won the T20I series 2-0 with the third & last match being washed out. The action shifts to the Test Arena which will is known as the purest form of cricket. New Zealand has been in superb touch in their home soil over the past 4-5 years and they have lost only one match since 2016. They will be hurt by the absence of regular players Tom Blundell, Ajaz Patel, and Colin De Grandhomme who miss out due to injury. West Indies cricket are showing good promise in the Test arena off late but are failing to translate it to the results. Apart from this both teams also have a much important 60 ICC test Championship points to gain from this match.

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand have abundance of experience with the likes of skipper Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, and Henry Nicholls in their batting line-up. They miss the services of BJ Watling in this match. Daryl Mitchell expected to be a like-for-like replacement for Colin De GrandHomme in the playing XI

They have good mix of youth and experience in their squad with the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner to join forces with young Kyle Jamieson. Ajaz Patel is not available for the first game and we expect them to go in with an all-pace attack. All-rounder Will Young might play as the lone spinner in the playing XI in this match. .

Top players to bet on:

Kane Williamson – Williamson is one of classiest batsmen of this era and he has been in superb form with the bat recently in tough conditions. We expect him to make a valuable contribution to the team in his first match back in New Zeeland after the pandemic.  

Kyle Jamieson – Jamieson is one of the upcoming bright stars for New Zealand. He took 9 wickets and played a couple of vital 40+ cameos in his debut series against India. He was superb with the ball in the alst T20I match he played recently against West Indies.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Blundell (wk), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Trent Boult, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Neil Wagner, Henry Nicholls, KS Williamson, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, TG Southee, Will Young, Kyle Jamieson

West Indies Preview

West Indies top order will be boosted with the return of Darren Bravo and he will play at No.3 position with Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell expected to open the batting. Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Shamarh Brooks, and Roston Chase will form the core of the middle order batting with skipper Jason holder to follow.

Pace duo of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach will bowl the new ball and can trouble the batsmen with their raw pace and swing in these helpful conditions. Alzarri Joseph might fit in as the third seamer with Chemar Holder in the reserve. All-rounder Rostan Chase will be lone spinner in the playing XI.  

Top players to bet on:

Jermaine Blackwood – Blackwood scored 211 runs in 3 matches against England and scored a match winning 95 runs in a tense victory for his team. We expect him play well in these conditions too.

Shannon Gabriel – Gabriel took 11 wickets in the 3 Test matches with a match winning 9-wicket haul in the first match. We expect him to repeat his heroics in this first match too.  

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Holder (c), Shane Dowrich (wk), Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbelle, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Jermaine Blackwood

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, John Campbell, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Shamarh Brooks, Kraigg Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph

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1.72 k/h
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1.89 k/h
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1.49 k/h
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2.38 k/h
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1.35 k/h
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1.92 k/h
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2.68 k/h
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2.33 k/h
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Weather Conditions

Hamilton is expected to be bright and sunny on day 1 with cloudy and dark conditions on the next 3 days as per the weather forecasters. We don’t expect rain to make a big impact in this match.  

Venue Details

Seddon Park is expected to have a lit bit of grass early on. The ball might swing and batting will be difficult on the first day of the match. The second and third innings have been the high scoring ones at this venue traditionally. Pacers have taken 47 wickets in last 2 matches while spinners have taken just 4 wickets.

Toss: To Bowl

New Zealand is the only place where teams batting second have good record in the Test matches as the pitches will be more helpful to the bowlers on the first day. We expect both captains to bowl first if they win the toss.

Test matches have been the toughest format for the visitors to win in cricket in the past decade and New Zealand have built a fortress at their home venues where only two teams have been able to defeat them in the last decade. West Indies team is on a transition phase in test matches and are no match to the Kiwis in terms of experience and quality players.  We expect New Zealand to continue their domination in this match too with a victory in their opening match.

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & lead the series 1-0


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar