After a 4-1 loss to India in the T20I series just 2 days ago, West Indies are now welcoming New Zealand to their shores for a 3-match T20I series. The first of these T20Is will be starting on the 11th of August at Sabina Park. New Zealand on the other hand, are on a roll as they have won their last 7 T20Is and recently clean swept the Netherlands 2-0 and look in ominous form.
Thus, Nicholas Pooran and Co will have to be at their very best if they want to win this T20I series against New Zealand. Mitchell Santner has been leading his troops well and all Kiwi players have done well in the international fixtures.
Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
Match Format: T20I, Match 1, T20I series
Date: 11th August 2022
Time: 12:00 AM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
The pitch at Sabina Park is a pretty flat surface and there are short boundaries on either side of the wicket so batters can make merry on this surface while bowlers will have to work hard to get wickets in the match.
Team News & Injury Updates for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
As of now, there are no injury updates or team news from either team. So, it will be smooth sailing for both sides in the first match.
Complete Squad for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Devon Thomas (wk), Nicholas Pooran (c), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Dominic Drakes, Hayden Walsh Jr., Obed McCoy, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd
Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Finn Allen (wk), Tom Latham (wk), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Probable Playing XI for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
The Windies have not done well in the recently concluded T20I series against India. They tried a variety of combinations in all the 5 T20Is but managed to win only a single game in the series. They now need to step up in this series and also finalize their playing XI for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
Predicted Playing XI:
Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas (wk), Jason Holder, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy
The Kiwis are doing really well in T20Is recently and have won all of their series. They have shown pure dominance over all the teams that they have played in the recent past and would look to continue their winning streak against the Windies as well.
Predicted Playing XI:
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
Top Picks for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
The Windies opener did well against India as he smashed all bowlers to all parts of the park. He was consistent in giving good starts to West Indies. However, he did not play the fifth T20I. Overall, he has done an extremely good job for the Windies.
Hetmyer was found struggling in the T20I series against India. In the last T20I, he was the top scorer for the West Indies as he made 56 runs from 35 balls. Hetmyer is an important match-winner for the West Indies in this first match.
The pacer did well in the final T20I against India as he picked up 3 wickets for his team and gave away only 33 runs. He is a dot ball specialist and can defend runs as well.
The Kiwi spinner has done well for his team. In the last T20I against the Netherlands, he picked up a single wicket and gave only 24 runs. Sodhi has been consistent for New Zealand in the recent past.
Santner led the Kiwi side in the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson. And he did it pretty well. He batted and bowled brilliantly in the T20I series against the Netherlands. He made 77 runs from 42 balls although he didn’t get a wicket.
Mitchell is a great player for New Zealand. The all-rounder recently came under the scanner for his dip in performance. But against the Netherlands, he regained his lost form as he smashed 51 from just 27 balls.
Players to avoid for WI vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
The middle-order batter has not been playing his best cricket recently and his form is dipping constantly. West Indies need someone who can play better than Brooks and also make their middle-order strong.
Although he has done well previously for New Zealand, Guptill could not get going against the Netherlands. In the last T20I, he was out after making just 2 runs. He needs to get a big score in the first T20I against the Windies.
Our Playing XI for WI vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Kyle Mayers, Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Nicholas Pooran, James Neesham, Rovman Powell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Odean Smith, Lockie Ferguson, Alzarri Joseph
New Zealand will win this match as they have a better unit and their combinations are just right for the series.
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