Match Preview by Akash:
West Indies Vs New Zealand:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 1st T20I, which will be played between West Indies Vs New Zealand in Sabina Park, Kingston on 10th August 2022. Both teams are all set to play a 3-match T20I series. The two teams last met each other in Nov 2020, when New Zealand won by 72 runs in the high-scoring target.
If we will look at West Indies International T20, then they recently played against India, where West Indies lost the series by 4-1. For the Pooran-led side won’t be easy to defeat New Zealand experienced side, but the advantage for West Indies is that they will play on the home surface. West Indies is currently in 7th position hold on ICC-Men’s t20 world ranking.
On the other side, New Zealand played the t20 series recently against the Netherlands, and that one was captured by Nz by a 2-0 margin. Nz is now in No.5 place on ICC-Men’s t20 world ranking. For Williamson-led side will have to give the best from every player. Otherwise, West Indies might pull an early upset in this series against Nz as a coming with strong players.
In today’s match, West Indies will look for a fresh start after a recent bad performance, whereas New Zealand will try to keep winning momentum from the last 7 matches.
West Indies: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Odean Smith, Nicholas Pooran (C & WK), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips (WK), Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
H2H Record :
Total Played: 17
West Indies: 5
New Zealand: 9
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature is expected to be around 28°C and humidity will be 78%. The speed of the wind will be around 13 km/h and the sky will be mostly cloudy at 45%.
The surface of Sabina park in Kingston, Jamaica will be helpful for both bowlers and batsmen, with spinners who might get some help in middle overs. We can expect a fair scoring game. The skippers will look for a chase after winning the toss.
Match Time: 12:00 AM (IST)
Live Streaming: Fan Code App
West Indies will win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.