WI vs NZ Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between West Indies vs New Zealand?
The first match of the series will be played on August 17.
After winning the T20I series against West Indies, the visitors, New Zealand, will want to continue their good form against the Men in Maroon in an ODI series as well. The first match of the series will be played at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on August 17 (Wednesday).
Talking about their previous performance, the Kiwi side managed to win the first two encounters easily, but a clinical performance from the home team during the third T20I encounter meant that the Blackcaps had to suffer a defeat in the final match of the series. Both teams have already announced their squads for the fixture, and it is expected to be an exciting match-up between two strong-looking teams.
WI vs NZ Match Details
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Date and Time: August 17, 11:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode
WI vs NZ Pitch Report
The wicket at Bridgetown is expected to provide an equal contest between bat and ball. The new ball bowlers generally get some swing during the starting phase of the match. However, the batting becomes easy once the ball gets old. Skipper winning the toss might prefer to chase.
WI vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson
WI vs NZ, Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter
Making his comeback after a brief period, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson had a decent outing during the T20I series against the Men in Maroon. Williamson will be looking to have a good outing in the 50-over series and play some match-winning knocks for his team.
Probable best bowler
Express pacer Lockie Ferguson can be very lethal with the new ball, and he will want to scalp some early wickets for the Kiwi side. Ferguson has a mean bouncer in his arsenal, and he can also nail yorkers during the death overs. Ferguson will be looking to give a match-winning performance for his team in the first ODI fixture.