West Indies and New Zealand go head to head in a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ODI series between August 10-21. The T20Is will be played in Jamaica while the ODIs in Barbados. The Kiwis are on a trip to the Caribbean for the first time since 2014.
New Zealand have named a 15-member side for the T20Is and ODIs with Kane Williamson back as the skipper. He was rested for the series against Netherlands and Ireland. Williamson along with Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Devon Conway amongst others are back in the Kiwi squad.
“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. Managing workloads is hugely important this year with the team playing some form of cricket every month in 2022 – and this applies to both players and staff” head coach Gary Stead said.
West Indies are looking to regroup after losing to India in the ODIs and T20I series. They were whitewashed in the ODI series while they lost the T20Is 1-4. Prior to India, They lost to Bangladesh in an ODI series and won the T20Is.
“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 Nicholas Pooran while reflecting on the series loss against India.
WI vs NZ Head-to-Head Records, West Indies’ Head-to-Head Record Against New Zealand – New Zealand Tour Of West Indies 2022, 1st T20I
Matches Played -16
WI Won – 3
NZ Won – 8
Most Runs For New Zealand: Ross Taylor -254
Most Wickets For New Zealand: Tim Southee -18
Most Runs for West Indies: Andre Fletcher -308