NZ vs WI today match prediction: One of the important series in the context of WTC is set to begin in Hamilton. After crushing the Caribbean boys in the shortest format of the game, New Zealand will be hoping to clean sweep them in the test series. New Zealand need to win their 4 upcoming tests (2 against PAK) to qualify for the final of WTC.
West Indies have little to no chance to qualify for the final of the big ticket tournament but they have shown good signs in England test series. They started with a win against England in the first test but failed to capitalize on it as they have lost 2 consecutive tests post that. They have their experienced batter in Darren Bravo in the side for this series which should boost their top order.
Lets take a look at NZ vs WI dream11 prediction
In NZ vs WI today match prediction, lets take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides.
New Zealand (NZ)
They have a perfect team for their home conditions. They looked far superior against India earlier this year. They have 4 out and out brilliant pace bowlers and any side in the world would find it difficult to tackle those pacers. Their batting lineup looks settled as well.
West Indies (WI)
The arrival of Darren Bravo is sure to have a positive impact in their batting order. Jermaine Blackwood was very impressive against England in tough batting conditions and he will be looking to replicate it in this series as well. Their pace quartet is pretty dangerous as well.
New Zealand (NZ)
Their strategy to prepare green tops might backfire as West Indies have some really good swing and seam bowlers in their side.
West Indies (WI)
Their batting is pretty vulnerable. They crumbled under pressure situations against England. Their main problem was that no batsmen converted their starts in England. New Zealand is again a difficult place to bat and West Indies batters will be under the pump again.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Hamilton (Test format)
NZ: 12 wins and 6 defeats in 26 games
WI: 3 defeats in 3 games
Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell/Will Young, BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson
WI playing 11
Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach
NZ vs WI who will win today match prediction
In today’s NZ vs WI who will win today match section, the hosts New Zealand are winning hands down as the odds are heavily in favor of New Zealand
Bet365: NZ- 1.35, WI- 9
Betway: NZ- 1.30, WI- 8
NZ vs WI dream11 team for today’s match
Lets take a look at some big names from both the sides who can fetch massive points in NZ vs WI dream11 prediction
Kane Williamson: He was in ominous touch in IPL and will be fresh off after a brief break. He is a world class player and should be a sure starter in all the fantasy teams.
Tom Latham: He was the leading run getter against India earlier this year. He was the best batsman from New Zealand in the Australian series before that. He is sure to rack up some runs against Windies.
Tim Southee: The experienced campaigner will be a huge threat to Windies batsmen with his immaculate line and length. The movement he generates will be a massive threat to the opposition and can run through the opposition in no time.
Darren Bravo: He fancies playing in New Zealand. He has a very good record in New Zealand. He was brilliant in the practice game as well. West Indies will be banking on him to get big score in this series.
Other picks: Jason Holder, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult and Shane Dowrich can all be handy picks.
Today match score: The average first innings score in there is around 300
Today match pitch report: The wicket might be a green mamba as New Zealand have left a lot of grass on the wicket. The grass might be shaved prior to the game but still, the swing bowlers should enjoy bowling on it.