NZ vs WI Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – West Indies Tour of New Zealand, 2nd T20I

NZ vs WI Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – West Indies Tour of New Zealand, 2nd T20I

New Zealand are expected to hand West Indies their second consecutive defeat.

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the T20 International Series between New Zealand and West Indies will be played at the Bay Oval Ground in Mount Maunganui.

The match is scheduled to start at 06:30 AM IST (02:00 PM Local Time) (01:00 AM GMT), and will be streamed live on FanCode.

Preview:

New Zealand got off to a great start in the T20I series against West Indies. In what was a rain-curtailed game, West Indies batted first and scored a mammoth 180 in just 16 overs. Veteran all-rounder Kieron Pollard showed his class by scoring 75 runs.

Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough as New Zealand chased the target down without breaking much sweat. Despite losing both openers early, they cruised through the run chase as Devon Conway and James Neesham took the Windies bowlers for a ride. They will be looking for a repeat of that tomorrow.


NZ vs WI Weather Report for Match 2:

The unfortunate news for cricket enthusiasts is that rain might play spoilsport, or we can have another curtailed game. The temperature is expected to be around 15-18 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

This pitch will favour the batsmen in the first innings, but as we grow into the game, the bowlers will come into play. Anything close to 200 should be a competitive total.

Average first innings score

195 (Last 5 T20Is played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 1, Lost – 4, Tie – 0


Injury & Availability News

(Will be shared if there’s an update)

NZ vs WI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett

Bench:

Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi

West Indies:

Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Oshane Thomas

Bench:

Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh


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NZ vs WI Top picks for today’s 11Wickets match:

Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the bowlers from New Zealand in the last game. He took a 5-wicket haul and also had an economy rate of just over 5 runs per over.

Martin Guptill could only score 5 runs with the bat. That being said, he has got all the experience in the world and is capable of doing wonders on his day.

Kieron Pollard proved why he is still an integral part of the West Indies team by scoring 75 runs from just 37 deliveries. He also picked up a wicket.

Fabian Allen is another all-rounder who can be very influential in every department. He has scored 30 runs from 26 deliveries.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Kieron Pollard, Martin Guptill

Vice-Captain Options: James Neesham, Lockie Ferguson

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for NZ vs WI 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Tim Seifert

Batsmen: Devon Conway, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Martin Guptill

All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard (C), James Neesham

Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson (VC), Tim Southee, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell

12th Man: Mitchell Santner

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for NZ vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Andre Fletcher

Batsmen: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill (C), Ross Taylor

All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner, Kieron Pollard, James Neesham (VC), Fabian Allen

Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Oshane Thomas

12th Man: Tim Siefert


Expert Advice:

Devon Conway was the surprise package for New Zealand, as he scored 41 runs from just 29 deliveries. It is advisable to pick him in both of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.

NZ vs WI Today’s Probable Winners

New Zealand are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.