West Indies will take on New Zealand in the first T20I in Jamaica.
WI vs NZ: Match Details
- Date – Wednesday, August 10, 2022
- Time – 12:00 AM IST (11th August)
- Venue – Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
WI vs NZ: Match Preview:
Hosts West Indies have been having a tough time in the T20 format recently. In their most recent T20I series, they were defeated 4-1 by an Indian team which wasn’t playing full strength. Shimron Hetmyer was the top scorer for the Windies with 115 runs to his name in 5 innings. Kyle Mayers followed closely with 110 runs in 4 innings.
Left-arm pacer Obed McCoy was the highest wicket-taker in the series with 9 wickets to his name in 5 matches. Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder also registered 5 wickets each to their names.
New Zealand on the other hand are on a winning streak courtesy of their European tour. With 2 wins against the Netherlands, 2 wins against Scotland and 3 wins against Ireland, the Kiwis are in full rhythm. Daryl Mitchell has scored 187 runs in 7 matches this year for New Zealand in T20Is while Glenn Phillips has registered 185 runs in 5 innings at an average of 61.66.
In the bowling department, Ish Sodhi has been the top wicket-taker for New Zealand in T20Is this year with 13 wickets to his name in 7 innings. Blair Tickner was impeccable in the European tour with 7 wickets in 3 matches while all-rounder Michael Bracewell has picked up 6 wickets in 4 innings.
Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match? WI vs NZ
New Zealand will start as favourites to win the 1st T20I against West Indies as the hosts have looked shaky in their T20I performance.
WI vs NZ Head-to-Head:
Total – 16
West Indies – 03
New Zealand – 08
Tied – 03
No result – 02
WI vs NZ Team News:
There is no injury update from both the teams as of now.
WI vs NZ Probable Playing XI:
- West Indies – Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
- New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Mitchell Santner/Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson/Tim Southee
Also Read: Scorecard
WI vs NZ Fantasy XI:
- Wicket-keeper – Nicholas Pooran
- Batters – Martin Guptill, Brandon King, Kane Williamson, Kyle Mayers
- All-rounders – Daryl Mitchell, Jason Holder
- Bowlers – Obed McCoy, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi
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