New Zealand vs West Indies
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New Zealand take on West Indies in the first of the three ODIs to be played in Barbados after the T20I series win. The Kiwis won the T20I series 2-1 heading into the ODI series. They are the top-ranked ODI side in ICC rankings at the moment while West Indies are placed ninth.

The Kiwis have named a full-strength side for the ODI series with Kane Williamson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and the other senior players back in the side. Head coach Gary Stead spoke about the importance of the series for the senior players ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.

Gary Stead: Red-ball Cricket Will Suit Kane Williamson
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 Gary Stead ahead of the start of this series. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at New Zealand’s predicted playing XI for the first ODI against India.

WI vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI Against West Indies, 1st ODI

Devon Conway

Devon Conway, New Zealand
Devon Conway (Image Credit: Twitter)
WI vs NZ: New Zealand's Predicted Playing XI Against West Indies, 1st ODI

Conway made a comeback into the side along with many other players. He scored 21 in the third and final T20I. He will be one of the key players for his side moving into the World Cup and thus this series is important for him.

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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.