WI vs NZ Team Preview:
West Indies (WI) will be hosting New Zealand (NZ) in the 1st T20I match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday. West Indies suffered a big home 1-4 defeat against India in the T20I series and a 0-3 whitewash in the ODI series. West Indies have decided to name the same squad for the T20I series against West Indies with Nicholas Pooran leading the charge.
New Zealand ended their month-long Europe tour with 11 wins in 11 white-ball matches against Ireland, Scotland, and The Netherlands. Mitchell Santander led the squad with senior key players rested for the tour. But Kiwis have named a strong squad for the West Indies tour with regular captain Kane Williamson leading the returning trio of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Devon Conway.
WI vs NZ Match Details:
West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st T20I
Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Date & Time: 11th August at 12:00 AM IST and 01:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
Live Telecast: Sony Sports Network
WI vs NZ, 1st T20I, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Sabina Park is perfectly balanced for both batters and bowlers in white-ball cricket. New Zealand pacers are likely to dominate the powerplay overs but batters can expect big scores in the middle and death overs. In the three T20I matches played here, the average first innings scored is just around 134 runs.
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WI vs NZ, 1st T20I, Probable Playing XIs:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy.
Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.