Match Preview By Anuj,
West Indies vs New Zealand:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 2nd ODI between West Indies vs New Zealand(WI vs NZ), which will be played on August 19th at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. West Indies won the last ODI by 5 wickets and now leads the three-match series 1-0.
Looking at West Indies performance, after winning the toss, West Indies invited New Zealand to bat first, and the visitors were unable to make a good total, and the host team stopped on the 190 with all out. While chasing, West Indies lost Mayer’s wicket early. But the Home team comfortably chased the total. Shamarh Brooks made the highest 79 runs from the West Indies side. In the bowling department, Akeal & Alzarri took 3-3 wickets each from the home side.
On the other side, While batting first, New Zealand began with a good start. But after the first wicket in the face of Fin Allen in the 9th over, after that couldn’t make a good partnership and all out on 190 total in 5 over earlier. Skipper Williamson made the highest 34 runs from the Nz side. Boult and Southee took the highest 2-2 wickets each from the Nz side.
In today’s match, West Indies will look to win and capture the ODI series. On the other hand, New Zealand will play to win and level the series.
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair , Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Finn Allen.
West Indies: 31
New Zealand: 28
No Result: 07
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 28°C and humidity will be 77%. The speed of the wind will be around 24 km/h with mostly sunny weather, no chance of rain is expected.
The surface of Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, and Barbados will be helpful for bowlers and, spinners might get some help in middle overs. We can expect a low-scoring scoring game. The skippers will look for a chase after winning the toss.
Match Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Fancode app
West Indies will win
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.