WI-W vs NZ-W: The West Indies Women will play New Zealand Women in the first of three one-day internationals. The match was previously scheduled to take place on 16th September but was postponed owing to a tropical storm. The game is now rescheduled for 19th September. This series will be played as part of the ICC Champions matches.
West Indies are playing an ODI series after a long gap. They will take the field under a new captain, Hayley Matthews. New Zealand, on the other hand, performed well in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Head to head, New Zealand women are way ahead. Out of the last five encounters, New Zealand has managed to win four of them.
Match Details for WI-W vs NZ-W
Series: New Zealand Women Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: 19th September 2022
Time: 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Live streaming: Fan code
Pitch report for WI-W vs NZ-W
The game is scheduled to be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Small rain disruptions are likely during the game. The surface at this ground has produced low-scoring games in the past. Similar conditions could play out in this match as well. Overcast conditions would help pacers. Both the captains would want to bowl first and chase the total later.
Probable Playing XI
West Indies Women
Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews (captain), Chinelle Henry, Shemaine Campbelle(wicket-keeper), Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, and Afy Fletcher
New Zealand Women
Isabella Gaze(wicket-keeper), Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Sophie Devine (captain), Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, and Fran Jonas
Match Predictions for WI-W vs NZ-W
New Zealand Women are front runners in the winner race. They have displayed good cricket in recent times. They also have a good bowling lineup. Whereas, West Indies women are going through a captaincy transition. They could take some time to settle in as a unit. Also, the numbers are stacked against them. Hence, considering squads, form, and pitch conditions, New Zealand women are the probable winners of this match.