NZ vs WI Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20I – 27 November (Auckland). Two teams who love the shortest format of the game are up against each other on this pocket-sized ground.
Hosts New Zealand will take on West Indies in the 1st T20I match of the three matches T20I series. Two teams who love playing the shortest format of the game are up against each other. This series promises to be a brilliant affair.
New Zealand will miss the services of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult in this series. However, the Kiwis have always performed well in their back yard. The likes of Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert will lead the batting line up of this side. Tim Southee will lead the team and, the experience of Ross Taylor will also help. This series is going to be vital for them for finding their best playing 11.
West Indies have always performed well in this format of the game and, the pitches here will suit their cause as well. The likes of Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran were brilliant in the IPL and would like to continue their form. Sheldon Cottrell and Kesrick Williams will lead the bowling line-up of this side whereas, Walsh can be a wildcard. This format is the best opportunity for this side to win a series overseas.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The shorter boundaries of this ground will surely help the batsmen. This pitch is going to be good for batting and, the bowlers need to attack the square boundaries. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 220 runs.
Total T20I Games Played: 74; Bat 1st Won: 32; Bat 2nd Won: 40; N/R: 2
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson.
West Indies – Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Kemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: New Zealand vs West Indies First T20I Match
Date and Time: 27 November, Friday- 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland.
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video.
Top 4 Batting Order
Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert, and Devon Conway.
Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran.
Death Over Specialists
- Lockie Ferguson and Kyle Jamieson.
- Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell.
NZ vs WI Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Pooran, Tim Siefert, and Glenn Phillips will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Pooran was absolutely fantastic in the IPL 2020 and should thrive in this series as well whereas, the duo of Siefert and Phillips are going to lead the batting line-up of the Kiwis in the coming future. Both youngsters were absolutely brilliant in the CPL 2020 and are top-order batsmen. All three of these dynamic batsmen have the ability to turn the game.
NZ vs WI Fantasy Batsmen
Martin Guptill will be our batsman from New Zealand. Guptill is a T20 veteran and one of the best batsmen of this format. He has scored 2536 T20I runs at an average of 32.51 and is an un-droppable option.
Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King will be our batsmen from West Indies. Hetmyer is a brilliant player and has proved his abilities in this format whereas, King was the highest run-scorer of CPL 2019. Both of them are going to play in the top-order and can make use of the powerplay overs.
NZ vs WI Fantasy All-Rounders
Kieron Pollard will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Pollard is a T20 legend with over 10,000 runs under his belt. He was brilliant in the IPL 2020 whereas, he can be handy with the ball as well.
NZ vs WI Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, the duo of Lockie Ferguson and Kyle Jamieson will make it into our team. Lockie is a death overs specialist whereas, Jamieson will make his T20I debut after impressing in the ODIs against India. Both of them have a short career, but they are genuine wicket-takers.
Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell will be our bowlers from West Indies. Kesrick is a T20 specialist whereas, Cottrell has been a massive influence in the powerplay overs. They have picked 41 & 49 T20I wickets in 25 & 33 innings respectively.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Martin Guptill and Kieron Pollard
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Nicholas Pooran and Tim Siefert.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.