WI vs NZ, 1st ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
West Indies tour of New Zealand
WI vs NZ, 1st ODI
After the completion of the T20I series, West Indies are ready to host New Zealand in a three-match ODI series starting on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The 1st ODI match will be played at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Wednesday. West Indies managed a narrow win against New Zealand in the last T20I match although they lost the series by a 2-1 margin. West Indies are currently struggling with their team coordination and faced a 3-0 loss against India in ODIs at their home recently. Before that, they also lost 3-0 to Bangladesh at home and the same against Pakistan as well in the previous ODI series as well. Their last win came against the Netherlands on June 4 and they are now ranked 9th in the World ODI ranking chart.
On the other hand, the Kiwis ended their Europe tour with 11 wins in 11 white ball matches against the respective teams- Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland. They are currently unbeaten in the ODIs, this year and have also won the last five ODI games against West Indies. Both the teams have announced their strongest possible players for this series with no players on the injury list. And it is hoped to be a staggering duel on Wednesday.
Match: WI vs NZ, 1st ODI, West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2022
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Time: 11:30 PM
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
The pitch at Kensington Oval is overall a balanced ground for both the batting and the bowling departments for white ball cricket. The average score in the first innings is expected to be 250 runs and teams chasing the game have won more matches on this pitch. In the recent T20Is, batters were more dominant in the game and we predict it to be a high-scoring clash on Wednesday.
WI vs NZ Squads
WI: Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran (c), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Akeal Hosein, Kevin Sinclair, Gudakesh Motie, Keacy Carty
NZ: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears
WI vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
WI: Shai Hope (wk), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah, Odean Smith.
NZ: Martin Guptil, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.
New Zealand are the favourites to win this match. Of course, there is no other choice, West Indies are in no way even closer to that of New Zealand when it comes to their recent team coordination and match-winning streaks.
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