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New Zealand vs West Indies, West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2020, Today Match Prediction 11 Dec 2020

Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand

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

New Zealand beat West Indies by 12 runs

Can West Indies halt the invincible Kiwi home run?

  • New Zealand will continue their 7-series winning streak in their home with a win or draw in this match (they have never lost even a match since March 2017 at home).  
  • New Zealand have 3 wins (couple of innings victories and a 10-wicket win) in their last 4 matches at this venue.
  • West Indies last victory against New Zealand came at this venue in 1995 after which they lost 4 matches here.

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & the series 2-0

Tournament: West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2020 | Format: TEST | Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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New Zealand outclassed West Indies in the every facet of the game to win the first test match comfortably by an innings and 134 runs comfortably.  New Zealand will look to continue their dominant home runs and extend their winning streak. New Zealand will break into the top-3 in the ICC Test Championship points table if they manage to get 60 points with a win in this match leapfrogging England. West Indies on the other hand were dejected by their performance in the opening match by the words of their skipper Jason holder. To add to that they will miss the services of Kemar Roach and Shane Dowrich in this match.

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand were lead from the front by Kane Willaimson`s career best 251 runs in this match and he is expected to play this match ahead of his paternity leave later this month. Tom Latham (86 runs), Ross Taylor (38 runs), and Kyle Jamieson (51* runs) played vital knocjks to build vital partnerships in the last game.

New Zealand bowlers bundled out West Indian batsmen twice inside 125 overs (both innings combined) to win the match. Neil Wagner picked up 6 wickets while Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson chipped in with 5 & 4 wickets respectively in the match. Trent Boult (2 wickets) and Daryl Mitchell (1 wicket) also registered their names in the wickets column.

Top players to bet on:

Kane Williamson – Williamson showcased by flamboyance with a stroke filled 251 runs in the last game.  He will look to end the tour on a high with yet another crucial knock with the bat in this match.

Kyle Jamieson – Jamieson put on all-round performance of 4 wickets and 51 runs which impressed the team management greatly.  He is seen as a potential replacement for Colin De GrandHomme.

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, BJ Watling, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson

West Indies Preview

West Indies scored just 385 runs across two innings in the last game. Barring two gos partnerships of 156 runs by Jermaine Blackwood-Alzarri Joseph and 53-run opening partnership by Campbell-Brathwaite, their batting unit fell like nine pins. Blackwood scored a century and Joseph contributed with his 86 runs in the second innings following on.  They were reduced to 10 men following an injury to Shane Dowrich early in the match.  

Pace duo of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach picked up 3 wickets each but failed to trouble the batsmen consistently with the new ball in hand. Both players are expected to miss this match with Chemar Holder, Jason Holder, and Alzarri Joseph to take care of pace department.

Top players to bet on:

Jermaine Blackwood – Blackwood played a splendid knock of 104 runs in the second innings. He will look to continue his good from with the bat and look to help his team win and level the series in this match.

Alzarri Joseph – Joseph is expected to share the new ball in this match. He took just one wicket bowling 31 overs in the first match. He batted well for his 86 runs in the last match.   

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Holder (c), Shamarh Brooks, Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbelle, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Darren Bravo, Joshua De Silva(wk), Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Jermaine Blackwood

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Darren Bravo, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Chemar Holder, Shamarh Brooks, Kraigg Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph

W. speed
W. direction
0.16 mm.
12.31 k/h
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12.1 k/h
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9.46 k/h
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1.75 k/h
From: ESE
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12.78 k/h
From: WNW
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10.68 k/h
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9.57 k/h
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4.87 k/h
From: SSW

Weather Conditions

Wellington is expected to a have slightly overcast conditions on the first day and bright and sunny weather on the remaining 4 days. No rain is forecasted on the match days.  

Venue Details

Wellington has been a tough pitch for the batsmen as the ball is expected to seam and swing at this venue. Any score above 350+ runs will be tough on this pitch.  Pacers have taken 47 wickets in last 2 matches while spinners have taken just 4 wickets. We can expect high scores in the second and third innings of the match.

Toss: To Bowl

The pitch is expected to aid the faster bowlers on the Day 1 and both captains will look to take advantage of it by putting the opposition to bat.

New Zealand have a quality side despite the absence of Ajaz Patel, and Colin De GrandHomme in their team. West Indies will be further tampered by the absence of their pace duo of Roach and Gabriel. Their batting and bowling unit lacks the firepower or quality to trouble the tall Kiwi line-up in their home conditions.  New Zealand will be delighted to move to the top-3 places in ICC Test Championship and will be disappointed with anything less than a win in this match.   We expect New Zealand to win this match and series.

NEW ZEALAND will win the match & the series 2-0


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar