The first match of the three-match ODI series played between West Indies and New Zealand. If we look at the last few matches of both the teams, the New Zealand team has won all the ODIs played this year. Recently, New Zealand has also won 2-1 in the T20 series against West Indies. West Indies team, on the other hand, has suffered crushing defeats against India, Bangladesh and Pakistan in the last three ODIs.
In this series, the team expects a better performance from its key players. Players like Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder will have to take responsibility and perform well for the team. Young batsman Brandon King has been consistently performing well for the West Indies, in this series also the team expects him to perform well. The New Zealand team is also hoping for a good performance in this series from its leading batsman Kane Williamson, who has been struggling with poor form for some time. Both the teams will enter the field with the intention of registering a victory in this first match by performing brilliantly.
New Zealand ended their recent Europe tour with 11 wins in 11 white-ball matches against Scotland, Netherlands, and Ireland. They are unbeaten in ODIs this year and have won the last five ODI matches against West Indies as well. Devon Conway and Martin Guptill will probably open the inning. Kane Williamson will bat at the one-down position. Glenn Phillips and Daryl-Mitchell will handle the middle-order batting. Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi will take care of the spin bowling of his team. Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee will lead the pace attack of his team.
West Indies managed a consolation win in the last T20I match against New Zealand with a series loss of 2-1. West Indies are struggling for a win in the recent ODI matches after their 0-3 loss against India at home. They lost by 0-3 against Bangladesh at home and by 0-3 against Pakistan away in the previous ODI series as well. Their last ODI win came against the Netherlands on June 4 and now they rank in 9th position in the ICC ODI teams’ chart. Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers will probably open the inning. Shamarh Brooks will bat at the one-down position. Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran will handle the middle-order batting. Brandon King was the highest fantasy points gainer in the previous match. Nicholas Pooran will lead the West Indies as a Captain. He is also a good Wicket-Keeper Nicholas Pooran will do the Wicket Keeping for West Indies. Akeal Hosein will take care of the spin bowling of the team. Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie will lead the pace attack of his team.
This pitch is favorable for both fast bowlers and batsmen, although in the beginning, fast bowlers get a lot of help on this pitch, winning the toss and bowling first will be the right decision on this pitch. The team playing first will have to keep an eye on the score above 280.
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