NZ vs WI Fantasy Prediction: New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd Test – 11 December (Wellington). The Blackcaps are going for a white-wash whereas, the visitors would like to level the series.
Hosts New Zealand will take on West Indies in the 2nd test match of the two matches series. The first game was a one-sided affair and, the visitors need to pull their socks up.
New Zealand proved their domination in the last game, and this win will seal the series for them. Kane Williamson showed his batting masterclass, whereas the pacers were on fire as well. The return of BJ Watling is going to be a big boost for this side in this game whereas, the un-availability of Kane is a big blow.
West Indies lost their first game in a one-sided way and need a miracle to pull out a result in their favour. The team will miss the services of Kemar Roach and Shane Dowrich in this game. Dowrich pulled out due to an injury, whereas Roach went home after his father passed away. Joshua da Silva is going to make his debut whereas, Chemar Holder is going to replace Kemar Roach.
A Green Top wicket is going to welcome the teams in this game as well and, the pacers will have a good time. The overcast conditions are also going to trouble the batsmen.
Probable XI for both sides:-
New Zealand – Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson.
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua da Silva (WK), Jason Holder ©, Roston Chase, Chemar Holder Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel.
Two Match Test Series
Match: New Zealand vs West Indies Second Test Match
Date and Time: 11 December, Friday- 3:30 am IST
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Will Young, and Ross Taylor
- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, and Shamarh Brooks
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Tom Latham, BJ Watling, and Ross Taylor
- Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, and Kraigg Brathwaite.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Tim Southee and Neil Wagner
- Alzarri Joseph and Shannon Gabriel
NZ vs WI Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
BJ Watling will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Watling is one of the most underrated batsmen in the world and has proved himself in challenging conditions. He has scored 3658 test runs at an average of 38.51 whereas, his average in 2019 was 56.00.
NZ vs WI Fantasy Batsmen
Ross Taylor and Tom Latham will be our batsmen from New Zealand. Latham scored a half-century whereas, Taylor also looked decent. Ross has an average of 45.88 in tests whereas, Latham’s average is 42.83. Both of them are classic test players.
Jermaine Blackwood will be our batsman from West Indies. Blackwood had a fine England tour whereas, he scored a century in the last game as well. He has an average of 32.04 in test matches.
[You can also pick Darren Bravo instead of Jermaine Blackwood]
NZ vs WI Fantasy All-Rounders
Jason Holder will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Holder has picked 116 test wickets, whereas his batting average is 31.95. He is the ace all-rounder of this side.
NZ vs WI Fantasy Bowlers
From New Zealand, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, and Neil Wagner will make into our team. All four of them were on fire in the last match, where they accumulated 19 wickets between them. They are outstanding pacers whereas, the pitch and weather will suit them as well.
Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph will be our bowlers from West Indies. Gabriel has picked 147 test wickets in 49 matches whereas, he bowled beautifully in the last game. Joseph, on the other hand, is a talented bowler whereas, he proved his batting abilities too in the previous match.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Tom Latham and Tim Southee
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Trent Boult and Neil Wagner
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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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.