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West Indies vs New Zealand, WI vs NZ, Today Match Prediction

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

125/9 in 20.0

6.25

215/5 in 20.0

10.75 Star
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first

New Zealand beat West Indies by 90 runs

New Zealand eye series win, West Indies seek a comeback

  • New Zealand registered a hard-fought win over West Indies in the series opener played at Sabina Park.
  • Captain Kane Williamson, wicket-keeper Devon Conway and spinner Mitchell Santner put in excellent performances for New Zealand.
  • Shamarh brooks, Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd put in credible performances for West Indies in a losing cause.

Expect New Zealand to beat West Indies and go 2-0 up in the T20I series.

Tournament: New Zealand tour of West Indies, 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica | Toss: To Bat

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Host West Indies will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on New Zealand in the second game of the T20I series at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday.

West Indies suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the opening game of the series. Captain Nicholas Pooran will be hoping that the side can deliver a disciplined performance in this must-win game.

On the other hand, Kane Williamson will be pleased with his side’s performance in the opening game of the T20I series. The visitors will be keen to maintain their winning ways in this fixture.

West Indies Preview

The Men in Maroon won’t make any changes to their playing XI for this all-important clash against New Zealand.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Devon Thomas, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell and Romario Shepherd to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the series opener, Shamarh Brooks showed decent form and scored 43 runs off 43 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes. All-rounder Romario Shepherd scored unbeaten 31 off 16 balls, whereas Odean Smith smashed 27 runs off 12 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd to deliver important breakthroughs.

In the 1st T20I, medium-pacer Odean Smith was the pick of the bowlers for West Indies and claimed 3 for 32 in his four overs.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Devon Thomas (wk), Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand tour of West Indies, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Brooks
42
43
2
3
97.67
R Shepherd
31
16
1
3
193.75
O Smith
27
12
4
1
225
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
O Smith
4.0
0
32
3
8
J Holder
4.0
0
42
1
10.5
O McCoy
4.0
0
39
1
9.75

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Obed McCoy, Devon Thomas, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Shamarh Brooks, Odean Smith

New Zealand Preview

The team management will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball and clinch the T20I series on Friday.

In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham and Daryl Mitchell to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, skipper Kane Williamson showed excellent form and scored 47 runs off 33 balls with the help of four boundaries and two sixes. Besides Williamson, wicket-keeper Devon Conway scored a fluent 43 off 29 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.

All-rounder James Neesham produced a quick-fire 33 runs to help New Zealand post a competitive total on the board.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, and Trent Boult to make crucial breakthroughs.

In the opening game, left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand and finished with figures of 3 for 19 in his four overs.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (wk)James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of New Zealand tour of West Indies, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K Williamson
47
33
4
2
142.42
D Conway
43
29
4
2
148.28
J Neesham
33
15
3
2
220
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Santner
4.0
0
19
3
4.75
T Boult
4.0
0
36
1
9
T Southee
4.0
0
46
1
11.5

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Trent Boult, KS Williamson, Ish Sodhi, Michael Bracewell, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, TG Southee

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0.51 mm.
1.8 k/h
From: ESE
8%
03h
27
0.60 mm.
1.04 k/h
From: ENE
20%
06h
26
0 mm.
0.95 k/h
From: N
26%
09h
25
0 mm.
0.99 k/h
From: NE
19%
12h
26
0 mm.
0.57 k/h
From: NE
13%
15h
32
0.22 mm.
2.39 k/h
From: SSE
1%
18h
33
2.10 mm.
3.92 k/h
From: SE
19%
21h
31
3.27 mm.
3.14 k/h
From: SE
34%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting with some help for the spinners. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is partly cloudy with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica is going to host the second T20I game between West Indies and New Zealand.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bat first and put runs on the board. The previous game played at Sabina Park was won by side batting first.

Based on current form, New Zealand will be firm favorites to win their game against West Indies. With likes of Kane Williamson, Devon Conway and Mitchell Santner in excellent form this season, the Black Caps will be looking to clinch the T20I series on Friday.

Expect New Zealand to beat West Indies and go 2-0 up in the T20I series.

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