NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction: New Zealand and West Indies kick-start the T20 International series with the first match set to be played at Eden Park, Auckland, on Friday morning (IAT). West Indies will be playing three T20 internationals, followed by a two-match Test series on their tour of New Zealand. Here is NZ vs WI Prediction for this fixture.
New Zealand‘s last international game was more than 8 months ago when they were touring neighbour Australia, with the series had to be postponed after only one game, due to Covid-19. But the players are not short of match practice. The domestic season is underway in NZ, while some of the top players were in action in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).
West Indies were the first team to get out of the shell amidst the coronavirus pandemic when they toured England this summer. And the Island nation will certainly aim to get more for their efforts after losing 1-2 in England, despite winning the first test match.
Fixture name: New Zealand vs West Indies
Competition/Tournament: West Indies Tour Of New Zealand
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM (IST).
Ground/Stadium: Eden Park, Auckland
Brief score of both team's last result: New Zealand's last international game was against Australia back in March. Aus 258/7 beat NZ 187 all-out in that game.
West Indies, meanwhile, were overwhelmed by England in the last game. The tourists could manage only 197 and 129 (all-out) in two-inning, while the English team 369 and 226/2 dec hardly had to sweat.
Points table standings: West Indies are the 9th best T20 team in the world while New Zealand are ranked 6th.
Live cricket streaming: Watch New Zealand vs West Indies live cricket online on Amazon Prime and FanCode.
New Zealand Team News
Injury update, unavailability: New Zealand will be without captain fantastic Kane Williamson and fast-bowler Trent Boult after the duo's endeavours in the IPL 2020. Other than the duo the host nation has every player available for NZ playing 11 combinations in NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction.
NZ Playing 11:
Tim Seifert (WK)
New Zealand Squad:
Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (WK), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (Captain), Ish Sodhi
West Indies Team News
Injury update, unavailability: Versatile all-rounder Andre Russell made himself unavailable for New Zealand tour in a bid to play in Lanka Premier League. West Indies have every player available to selection for NZ vs WI Playing 11.
WI Playing 11
Nicholas Pooran (WK)
Kieron Pollard (C)
West Indies Squad:
Oshane Thomas, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (Captain), Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams
New Zealand are missing two of their best players and West Indies play perhaps their best game in the shortest format. In our NZ vs WI Today Match Prediction odds, we back West Indies to win today NZ vs WI match.
WK: T Steifert, N Pooran (VC)
BAT: D Conway, M Guptill (C), R Powell, S Hetmyer
All: M Santner
Bowl: L Ferguson, T Southee, K Paul, S Cottrell
Nicholas Pooran: The swanky left-handed batsman is hard to contain irrespective of the format he is playing in. There's no back gear in his batting. All he knows is the front foot batting and his aggression is what makes him a good captain option in Dream 11 Prediction.
Martin Guptil: Perhaps one of the finest limited-overs batsmen in NZ's team at the moment. Guptil can tune his inning around depending on the situation. He is just too good to ignore.
Lockie Ferguson: There are not many bowlers around who can bowl at a sear pace, and clock speed around 150 at a regular interval. He can put on a show here.
Kieron Pollard: Long gone are the days when he used to hit right from the off, with age he has learned to control the aggression and this is very trait that makes him, even more, a dangerous player.
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