New Zealand are touring the Caribbean for the first time since 2014. The first T20I will be played on August 10 in Jamaica. All the three T20Is will be played in Jamaica while the ODIs in Barbados.
Kane Williamson is back in the side as the Kiwis have named a full-strength 15-man squad with all the senior players back in the ide. Along with Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim, Southee, Devon Conway amongst others are back as well.
“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.
The Kiwis played against Ireland and Netherlands in the build-up to this crucial series against New Zealand. The Kiwis are placed fifth while the Windies are seventh in the ICC rankings after the T20I series loss to India. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at New Zealand’s predicted playing XI for the first T20I against West Indies.
WI vs NZ: New Zealand’s Predicted Playing XI Against West Indies, 1st T20I
Tom Latham (WK)
Latham led the Kiwis in the absence of Kane Williamson in the ODI series against Ireland. He will be back as his deputy now and back as an opener in the lineup.