The West Indies Women prepared to welcome the New Zealand Women for three ODIs and five T20 internationals. Both teams will be attempting to fill the gaps left by retiring players because it is a fairly lengthy tour. Despite playing at home, the West Indies are always the clear underdogs in the best cricket.
The West Indies Women will be under a lot of pressure as a result of Deandra Dottin’s retirement.
She was one of their greatest batters and a reliable pressure bowler as well.
The batting will be dependent on Hayley Matthews, Kyshona Knight, and Stafanie Taylor without her.
Although these three players are outstanding, they are not the most reliable.
Additionally, the batting surrounding these three appears a little flimsy. Another player who has previously contributed to some crucial innings is Shemaine Campbelle. However, she also needs to step up her performance.
For the West Indies Women, Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell are the top bowlers.
The major alternatives to take wickets will be these two and the all-rounders.
Other bowling alternatives exist, but none of them are likely to cause the New Zealand hitters much concern.
This year, New Zealand Women have competed in 5 ODIs, winning 2, and losing 3. They will have the opportunity to return to the format in some way with this season.
The series will once again be led by the seasoned Sophie Devine.
The team’s most crucial player will be Devine, who scored 108 runs off 127 balls in the previous meeting between these two teams.
In 128 ODIs, the opener has six hundred with an average of 31.02. Suzie Bates and she will work together at the top, which is essential for the team’s hopes. The middle order should keep an eye out for all-rounder Amelia Kerr.
The highest individual score in women’s ODI history is 232*.
Medium-pacer, Lea Tahuhu should enjoy bowling on these wickets because she was in excellent form at the Commonwealth Games this year.
In order to get early wickets, the team will also rely on fast bowlers Molly Penfold and Jess Kerr.
MATCH DETAIL WI-W Vs NZ-W
Venue: Sir Vivian Richard Stadium
Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 16 September 2022
PITCH REPORT WI-W Vs NZ-W
Antigua is predicted to see humid weather with scattered showers.
However, that is not altogether unusual, and we still anticipate being able to watch most of the game uninterrupted. The pitch needs to be level and favorable for hitting.
The spinners will be more difficult to score off, but there won’t be much assistance for the bowlers. The average score of 220-240.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
West Indies women are one of the amazing teams and can fight.
Hayley Matthews (c), Kyshona Knight, Stafanie Taylor, Jannillea Glasgow, Natasha McLean (wk), Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Sheneta Grimmond.
As New Zealand Women is one of the strong teams and can give a fight with this team.
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Lauren Down, Lea Tahuhu, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Isabella Gaze (wk), Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Hannah Rowe.
In the last five one-day internationals versus the West Indies Women, New Zealand Women have won 4 of them.
The last time New Zealand’s women traveled to the West Indies, they suffered a 4-0 ODI series loss.
As they are playing at home, West Indies will therefore have an advantage.
Since neither team has participated in an ODI since March of this year, some rust is to be expected.
Despite the fact that West Indies have a great all-around team, New Zealand’s batting is fairly powerful.
West Indies will be the winner.
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