Kane WIlliamson, West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20I
Kane WIlliamson. Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

New Zealand are on a trip to the Caribbean for the first time since 2014. They play a three-match T20I and ODI series starting with the first T20I on August 10 in Jamaica. All the T20Is will be played in Jamaica while the ODIs in Barbados. 

New Zealand played against Ireland and Netherlands in their build-up to this important series against the West Indies. The senior players are back in the side with Kane Williamson leading a full-strength Kiwi side. Williamson along with Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Devon Conway have all been named in New Zealand’s 15-man squad for their tour of the West Indies.

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Gary Stead and Kane Williamson (Image Credits: IPL)

“For Kane, Trent, Tim and Devon, this will be the first time they have played white ball cricket for New Zealand since last year’s T20 World Cup and tour to India – so this trip will be important for them” said Kiwi coach Gary Stead. 

West Indies, on the other hand, are fresh off a home series loss against West Indies. They were whitewashed in the ODI series and lost the T20I series 1-4. The side has coped up with big losses in the series against India which has put their T20 World Cup preparations out of place. They are now looking to regather ahead of another important home series against the Kiwis.

Nicholas Pooran
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 ” We were just not good enough. We didn’t learn from our mistakes. We just weren’t up to the challenge, just didn’t put enough partnerships. To come up against tough teams, we need to be good in execution. Be it in the batting group or bowling group, we have a lot of catching up to do. I just hope that we as a team learn from these losses. We’re building towards the World Cup and hopefully, we can do that right” said skipper Nicholas Pooran highlighting the India series. 

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West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is

West Indies vs New Zealand 2022 1st T20I
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Matches Played – 16

NZ Won – 8

WI Won- 3

Recent Venue Records (Sabina Park, Jamaica)

Sabina Park, Jamaica
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STATS – T20

Total matches 3

Matches won batting first 1

Matches won bowling first 2

Average 1st Inns scores 134

Average 2nd Inns scores 132

Highest total recorded 194/1 (18.3 Ov) by WI vs IND

Highest score chased 194/1 (18.3 Ov) by WI vs IND

Lowest score defended 96/9 (20 Ov) by WI vs IRE

Who Will Score Most Rund For New Zealand: Kane Williamson / Tom Latham 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For New Zealand : Tim Southee / Mitchell Santner

Who Will Score Most Runs For West Indies: Nicholas Pooran /Rovman Powell

Who Will Take Most Wickets For West Indies: Jason Holder / Alzarri Joseph 

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Getting a full-strength side on the tour, New Zealand are ahead of hosts West Indies when it comes to team combination is connected. They have the upper hand ahead of the first T20I and the series.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.