West Indies and New Zealand play out the third and final T20I of the three-match series on Sunday, August 14 in Jamaica. The match starts at 12 am which is 1.30 pm local time. The Kiwis have already won the series by winning the first two games and are looking for a clean sweep.
The Kiwis scored 215 / 5 batting with contributions from Glenn Phillips (76) and Daryl Mitchell (48) after their openers Martin Guptill (20) and Devon Conway (42) set it up for them. West Indies only scored 125/9 in reply to their target and lost the second T20I by 90 runs.
“I have great memories here. Love playing for my country and this gives me a great feeling. Credit to the West Indies bowlers early on for bowling well but it was better to bat towards the end. Our bowling improved from the last game” said Phillips after being named the Man of the Match in the second T20I.
West Indies are struggling to find the proper combination ahead of the T20 World Cup and have lost one series after another. They headed into this series after losing the white-ball series against India. Skipper Nicholas Pooran lamented yet another series loss due to below-par batting performances.
“We felt we just had to stay in the game but we didn’t start well. We need to accept and stay in the fight. We have a lot of learning to do as a young group. We are playing cricket games every two days, but I am happy that the guys are actually fighting it out. Some of them are injured but I am happy the guys want to fight on the field” said Pooran.
WI vs NZ Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sabina Park, Jamaica – New Zealand Tour of West Indies 2022, 3rd T20I
The match between West Indies and New Zealand starts at 1.30 pm IST and the weather is expected to be warm and sunny. The temperature is expected to be around 30-35 degrees in the afternoon with a humidity of around 65 per cent.
So far five T20Is have been played at this venue with the Kiwis scoring over 200 runs in the previous game. There are enough runs for the batters top score if they set themselves on the wicket.