New Zealand and West Indies will lock horns against each other in the third T20I of the series on Monday. New Zealand have already won the series by gaining an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match T20I series. They have a chance to clean sweep the two-time world T20 champions at their home. West Indies, on the other hand, will play the last game for their pride and few changes can be expected from either side.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Details:
Visitors West Indies will be playing the third and the last game of the three-match T20 international series against the host New Zealand at Bay Oval cricket ground at Mount Maunganui. This match is scheduled to be started at 11:30 AM IST.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Preview:
Glenn Phillips scored the fastest T20I hundred for the Kiwis, he helped his side achieve a mammoth 238 runs in 20 overs. Kiwi batters were batting with aggressive intent from the start, which was lacking in the first game. They will now bat even more freely as they have already sealed the series.
West Indies, on the other hand, will have to introspect as to what went wrong in the series and come out in game three with much freedom and intent, and play for their pride and avoid a clean sweep. Pollard will expect runs with the pace at the top and bit more disciplined bowling performance from his bowlers.
In Bay oval, small boundaries favour the batmen and score around 200 are also chase able. Bowlers will have to bring out their variation early in the game if they have to restrict the opponents cheaply.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 18 degree Celsius on the match day, the whole day is expected to be heavily clouded and there will be more than 70% chances of rain in this game.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Pitch Report:
The surface at Bay Oval is a batting-friendly one, with small boundaries and flat pitches for T20Is. Batsmen will be itching to get out there and bat explosively. The team winning the toss will look to bat first and put a huge score on the board.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Won- 1 ; Lost- 5; Tie-0
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Injury Update:
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NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Probable XIs:
West Indies: Andre Flecher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Oshane Thomas.
Bench: Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Lokie Ferguson, Hamish Bannett.
Bench: Daryl Mitchell, Ish Shodi.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Top Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Devon Conway has been very consistent and bats at number three which gives him chance to play more balls, he scored 106 runs in two games with a strike rate of more than 165.
Martin Guptill hasn’t registered a big innings yet but with his class and calibre, he is expected to score big in this last game. He tried to be ultra-aggressive and gifted his wicket in previous games. If he curves his aggression a bit he will definitely score big.
Glenn Phillips scored a record fastest Kiwi T20 century, he looked in great touch in both the games and can score again if he gets opportunities to play more balls.
Kieron Pollard took the responsibilities of death bowling and power-hitting at the end. He has a high fantasy potential and on his day can win you grand leagues.
Brandon King is the explosive opener for the West Indians, he can certainly provide a dashing start to his team if he finds the form he was in the CPL.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain– Martin Guptill, Andre Flecher, Tim Seifert
Vice-Captain– Kieron Pollard, Lokie Ferguson, Devon Conway.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Andre Flecher, Glenn Phillips
Batsmen – Brandon King, Martin Guptill (c), Devon Conway (vc)
All-rounders – James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kieron Pollard
Bowlers – Lockie Ferguson, Kesrick Williams, Ish Sodhi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips
Batsmen – Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (c), Brandon King (vc)
All-rounders – Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham
Bowlers – Lokie Furguson, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Expert Advice:
Bay Oval is batting-friendly pitch so it will be a smart decision to add more top-order batsmen and impactful all-rounders in your fantasy team to be able to maximize your fantasy points, Devon Conway is consistent while Martin Guptill is expected to score big in this game.
NZ vs WI 3rd T20I Match Probable Winners:
We expect New Zealand to beat West Indies again and complete the clean sweep.