New Zealand and West Indies will take on each other in the 1st Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
NZ vs WI 1st Test Match Details:
New Zealand will be taking on the West Indies in the 1st Test match at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 AM IST.
NZ vs WI 1st Test Match Preview:
New Zealand won the T20I series 2-0 and will march forward towards the longer format now. On the other hand, West Indies will bank on their experienced players to taste success in this series after an awful T20I series. Kiwis will back the pacers to come in handy once again.
NZ vs WI 1st Test Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 17°C, with 71% humidity and 31 km/hr wind speed. There are little chances of rain-interruptions on the 5th day of the game.
NZ vs WI 1st Test Pitch Report:
The surface at Hamilton is a bowling friendly one, and is expected to assist the bowlers once again in this match. The pacers will get some extra assistance from the surface. The average score on this wicket is 305 runs.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
WON – 1, LOST – 3, DRAW – 1 (Last 5 games on this ground)
NZ vs WI 1st Test Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
NZ vs WI 1st Test Probable XIs:
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Ajaz Patel
Bench: BJ Watling, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Bench: Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder
NZ vs WI 1st Test Picks to consider:
Kane Williamson will look to lead the batting department of the Kiwis once again. He averages 50.99 in Test Cricket and has 21 tons to his name, along with 32 half-centuries. Tim Southee will be the face of Kiwi pace attack and he would look to dismantle the Windies top order in this game.
Tom Latham is averaging 42.34 in the Tests and the team will depend on him for a good score on the board.
Darren Bravo will be the dependable batter from the Windies as he has been performing consistently in this format and might play a big role once again.
Jason Holder will be the key all-rounder for Windies in this entire tour. He can contribute with both the departments in this match.
Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain options – Kane Williamson, Jason Holder
Vice-Captain options – Roston Chase, Tom Latham
NZ vs WI 1st Test Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shane Dowrich
Batsmen – Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks
All-Rounders – Jason Holder (vc), Roston Chase
Bowlers – Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach
NZ vs WI 1st Test Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Shane Dowrich
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls (vc), Ross Taylor
All-Rounders – Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase
Bowlers – Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson
NZ vs WI 1st Test Expert Advice:
The surface is a bowling-friendly one, so fill in your teams with pacers, along with batsmen who have pretty decent records in Test Cricket. From the all-round section, Jason Holder might be a valuable addition.
NZ vs WI 1st Test Probable Winners:
New Zealand are the favourites to win this game.