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WI vs NZ, 3rd T20I – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: West Indies vs New Zealand, (WI vs NZ, 3rd T20I)

Date: August 15, 2022 – 12 AM IST

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

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 T20I at 12 AM IST on Monday.

West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I:

New Zealand clinched the three-match T20I series against West Indies with back to back victories in Jamaica. The third and final T20I will take place at the same venue Sabina Park on Sunday, August 14th.

The Black Caps obliterated the hosts by a convincing margin of 90 runs in the second game on Friday. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips put on a 71-run stand for the third wicket. Phillips and Daryl Mitchell then added 83 runs for the fourth wicket. Conway scored 42 off 34 while Mitchell hammered 48 off just 20 balls. Phillips was the main architect, smashing 76 in 41 balls as the posted 215/5 on the board.

Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell then rocked the hosts early with a couple of wickets each, reducing the West Indies to 28/5. The men in maroon had no chance of recovery after that, managing only 125/9. Santner and Bracewell finished with identical figures of 3 for 15.

Earlier in the series, New Zealand won the first T20I by 13 runs after posting 185/5 on the back of contributions from Conway, Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham. Santner was outstanding in that game as well, claiming 3 for 19 in his four overs.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI vs NZ, 3rd T20I

Sabina Park has only hosted five T20 internationals. The first two games of this series had first innings scores of 185 and 215. The average first innings score from 26 domestic T20 matches played here reads 161.

It’s a 2:30 PM local time start on Sunday, with the weather likely to be clear, with almost no chance of precipitation. The temperature will hover around 32°C.

West Indies – Expected XI and Team News

West Indies went in with an unchanged playing XI in the last game, with a bowling attack of Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd and Jason Holder. In the batting unit hasn’t quite fired yet and could see Brandon King coming back into the side.

Probable XI – Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c/wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Devon Thomas, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy

New Zealand – Expected XI and Team News

New Zealand made one change for the second T20I, resting Lockie Ferguson and bringing in Michael Bracewell. They’re unlikely to make too many changes even with the series already secured, with the WC approaching fast.

Probable XI – Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Head to head record of WI vs NZ

Total Encounters – 18

West Indies Won – 5

New Zealand Won – 10

Tied – 1

No Result – 2

New Zealand lead the last five completed encounters by 5-0.

3rd T20I: 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:  

Devon Conway: Batter, New Zealand

Devon Conway backed his 43 off 26 balls in the series opener with a 34-ball 42 in the second game. The left hander is ridiculously consistent in the format, amassing 4102 runs at an average of 44 while scoring at 129. He has registered two hundreds and 31 fifties in this format.

Mitchell Santner: All-rounder, New Zealand

Mitchell Santner snared 3 for 19 in the first game of the series and followed it up with 3 for 15 in the second. One of the best defensive bowlers, Santner has 78 wickets in T20Is at 7.21 rpo. He also has batting potential, which he showed on the Netherlands tour, smashing 77* off 42 balls in the second T20I.

Daryl Mitchell: Batter, New Zealand

The hard-hitting batter has been in very good form in recent months across formats. He’s coming off a blistering 20-ball 48 in the last game. Earlier, he had hammered 51* off 27 against the Netherlands. Mitchell has over 3000 runs in the format at an average of 31 and strike rate of 133.

Romario Shepherd: Bowler, West Indies

Romario Shepherd offers decent all-round value to the team. He has picked 7 wickets in the last five T20 matches and has scored 49 runs in the last two innings. Shepherd has 65 wickets in his T20 career from 55 games at a strike rate of 14.8 while also scoring 454 runs at 27 average. 

Michael Bracewell: All-rounder, New Zealand

Michael Bracewell has made the most of his opportunities in recent times, producing several impact performances in white-ball cricket. He has picked 3 for 15 and 2 for 20 in his last two T20Is. With the bat, Bracewell has over 2200 runs in overall T20s at an average of 32 and strike rate of 135.

MPL Fantasy XI

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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