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WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies vs New Zealand, (WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI)

Date: August 19, 2022 – 11:30 PM IST

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

West Indies stunned New Zealand by five wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second match will take place at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados on Friday, August 19th.

Batting first, New Zealand started well with the openers adding 41 runs for the first wicket. The left arm spinner Akeal Hosein then swung the game with three wickets in his tight spell, conceding just 28 in 10 overs. Alzarri Joseph removed two crucial wickets in Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell.

Williamson was the top scorer for the visitors with 34 off 50 while Michael Bracewell scored 31 off 33. Mitchell Santner added 25 at the back end before they were bowled out for 190.

Chasing the target, West Indies lost both their openers inside the first six overs but Shamarh Brooks held the fort. He added 40 runs with Keacy Carty for the third wicket and then stitched a match-defining 75-run partnership with Nicholas Pooran. Trent Boult and Tim Southee picked a couple of wickets each but Brooks’ 79 off 91 was enough to take West Indies over the line with 11 overs to spare.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI

Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados has historically been a difficult surface for batting. Seamers in particular find significant assistance at this venue. The average first innings score from the last six ODIs played here reads just 200.

The match could be impacted by the weather as the forecast suggests a possibility of thunderstorms Bridgetown on Friday afternoon. There’s a 45% chance of precipitation with around 42% cloud cover.

West Indies – Expected XI and Team News

West Indies handed debut caps to Kevin Sinclair and Yannic Cariah in the first game. Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Gudakesh Motie were ruled out of the series due to injuries. Keacy Carty and Jermaine Blackwood received opportunities in the batting unit. Expect them to remain unchanged for this fixture.

Probable XI – Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Kevin Sinclair, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah

New Zealand – Expected XI and Team News

The series opener was Kane Williamson’s only third ODI since the 2019 World Cup. New Zealand have a full-strength side with the bowling trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. Devon Conway, Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell form the middle order alongside all-rounders Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner.

Probable XI – Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Head to head record of WI vs NZ

Total Encounters – 66

West Indies Won – 29

New Zealand Won – 30

No Result – 7

New Zealand lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

2nd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the WI vs NZ match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:  

Kane Williamson: Batter, New Zealand

Playing only his third ODI in three years, Kane Williamson looked scratchy in his knock of 34 on Wednesday. However, the Kiwi captain has an outstanding record in One-Day internationals, having scored 6207 runs in 152 matches at an average of 47 and strike rate of 82. Williamson has registered 13 hundreds and 39 fifties in the format.

Shamarh Brooks: Batter, West Indies

Shamarh Brooks is coming off a ‘player of the match’ performance in the last game, scoring 79 off 91. The elegant batter has done well in his short ODI career so far, with 692 runs from 19 matches at an average of 38 and strike rate of 77. Brooks has scored one hundred and four fifties in 19 innings.

Tim Southee: Bowler, New Zealand

Tim Southee was excellent in the first game, picking two wickets and conceding 39 runs in 10 overs. The right arm seamer has a good record for the Black Caps in ODI cricket, having picked 192 wickets from 144 matches at an economy of 5.47. Southee has three five-fors and four four-fors to his credit.

Akeal Hosein: Bowler, West Indies

The left arm orthodox spinner bowled exceptionally in the series opener, snaring 3 for 28 from 10 overs. Akeal Hosein has been very good for the Windies in the fifty-over format, picking 42 wickets in 27 matches at an economy of 4.64. He can also contribute with the bat and has a fifty to his credit.

Mitchell Santner: All-rounder, New Zealand

Mitchell Santner has been pretty excellent in the fifty-over format. He has played 79 ODIs and has claimed 81 scalps at an economy of 4.87 with best figures of 5/50. He has also scored 972 runs at an average of 27 and strike rate of 88, including two fifties. Santner scored 25 and picked a wicket in the first ODI.

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Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For Indian viewers, the series between West Indies and New Zealand will not be televised. However, you can catch the action live on the online streaming platform FanCode. Watch the second ODI at 11:30 PM IST on Friday.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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