New Zealand and West Indies will lock horns against each other on November 27 as both the teams kick off the international cricketing action. New Zealand will be playing their first international series post-Covid interruptions. West Indies are coming off a Test series defeat against England in England.
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Match Details:
The 1st T20I of the tour will take place between on 27th November when these two teams will lock horn against each other at Eden Park, Auckland. The game is scheduled to begin at 11:30 AM IST.
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Match Preview:
New Zealand are looking fresh and are geared up to return on the field post the halt. They last played against Australia and lost the ODI one-sided at Sydney. West Indies have played decent cricket in England and managed to even win a game against a star-studded English lineup. CPL also gave the players a good amount of warmup and much-needed practice.
Although, they don’t have a great Head To Head record against New Zealand in New Zealand, but the T20 World Champions will look to produce the cricket they are known for in this format.
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 17°C, with 68% humidity and 29 km/hr wind speed. There are 20% chances of precipitation (low).
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Pitch Report:
The surface at Eden Park, Auckland is a batting-friendly one and has also assisted the pacers pretty well. The chasing teams won last two T20I games at this surface.
Average 1st Innings Score At Eden Park:
Record Of Chasing Teams At Eden Park:
WON – 13, LOST – 10, TIED – 0
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Injury Update:
(Will be added as soon as there is an update)
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Probable XIs:
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi
Bench: Glenn Phillips, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell
West Indies: Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams
Bench: Kyle Mayers, Hayden Walsh, Romario Shepherd
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Martin Guptill has been in outstanding form in the T20I and his average is phenomenal on the New Zealand grounds.
Ross Taylor provides the required momentum in the middle-order and will look for a dominating show once again in this game. Tim Southee will be the leading the attack for the Kiwis. He can also contribute runs with the bat.
Kieron Pollard will be the go-to man for the Windies and he will be eager to show his all-round skills. Brandon King is the batting sensation and can come in handy in his favourite format once again with the bat.
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain options – Martin Guptill, Kieron Pollard, Jimmy Neesham
Vice-Captain options – Tim Siefert, Ross Taylor
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs WI 1st T20I Dream11 Cricket Team:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen – Martin Guptill (c), Ross Taylor, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer
All-rounders – Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham, Kieron Pollard (vc)
Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Keemo Paul
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs WI 1st T20I:
Keeper – Tim Seifert (vc)
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Brandon King
All-rounders – Mitchell Santner, Jimmy Neesham (c), Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Expert Advice:
The Auckland surface has been a batting paradise so fill in your fantasy team with the credible players from the batting as well as all-round section.
NZ vs WI 1st T20I Probable Winners:
New Zealand are expected to win this match considering the home advantage as well as batting firepower that they possess.