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WI-W vs NZ-W 2nd ODI Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

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

Date: September 22, Thursday, 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua

West Indies will square off against visitors New Zealand in the second ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on September 22, Thursday.  West Indies lost the opening clash by five wickets on D/L method.

Batting first, the hosts scored 168 runs in 35 overs before rain interrupted play. Chinelle Henry top scored with a knock of 44, while Kyshona Knight was the second best performer with a knock of 36. For the visitors, Fran Jonas and Jess Kerr picked up two wickets each.

The revised target for New Zealand Women was 155 runs from 33 overs. A half century from Suzie Bates and 47 runs from the bat of Amelia Kerr helped the White Ferns win by five runs.

White Ferns have won five of their last six ODI matches against the Windies and are the favourites to win this series. New Zealand are currently placed fifth in the ICC Women’s ODI team rankings with 3,161 points. West Indies, meanwhile, are placed sixth with 2,815 points.

Hayley Matthews is leading the team for the first time after Deandra Dottin announced retirement. Shemaine Campbelle, has been ruled out of both the ODI and T20I series with an injury.

Ahead of the second ODI between West Indies Women and New Zealand Women in Antigua, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for WI-W vs NZ-W, 2nd ODI

The pitch at Sir Vivian Richard stadium is balanced for both batters and bowlers in the shortest formats of the game. But the fast bowlers have historically fared better at this venue as compared to the slow bowlers. In the last 10 Women’s ODI games played at this venue, the average first innings score is over 180.

Overall, the ground has hosted 30 ODI matches to date, of which 14 were won by the teams batting first, and 15 games were won by teams chasing the target. 227 is the average first innings score from those 30 games, while the highest and lowest ODI total recorded at this venue is 322 for 6 and 138 for 10.

The weather in Antigua will be mostly cloudy with little chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 24 to 27 degrees Celsius.

New Zealand women team news and predicted XI

Team news: After comfortably winning the first ODI, the visitors will now look to seal the series by winning the second ODI as well.

Squad: Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Predicted XI: Isabella Gaze, Suzie Bates, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, and Fran Jonas

West Indies women team news and predicted XI

Team news: Wicketkeeper batter Natasha McLean is back to the squad for the first time since 2020, while Shemaine Campbelle has been sidelined for the white ball series with an injury.

Squad: Hayley Matthews (Captain), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnab, Chinelle Henry,  Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams

Predicted XI:  Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews (C), Chinelle Henry, Shemaine Campbelle, Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry-Ann Fraser, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell, and Afy Fletcher

Head to head record

West Indies Women and New Zealand Women have played 20 ODI matches against each other, of which West Indies Women have won 8 and New Zealand Women have 12 wins. In the last 5 matches played between the two, New Zealand Women lead 4-1.

Total games – 20

New Zealand women – 12

West Indies women – 8

Last five games

New Zealand women – 4

West Indies women – 1

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for WI-W vs NZ-W 2nd ODI

Amelia Kerr – all-rounder, New Zealand Women

Although Amelia Kerr did not pick up a wicket in the first ODI, she was economical, having conceded only 26r runs in seven overs.  Currently ranked fifth in the ICC Women’s ODI all-rounders chart, Kerr scored 199 runs in six matches in the recent Women’s Hundred and also picked up nine wickets.

Hayley Matthews – all-rounder, West Indies women

The new West Indies captain Hayley Matthews had a poor outing with the bat in the first game, but did a good job with the ball, taking three wickets while conceding only 28 runs in seven overs. Recently, Matthews scored 86 runs and took five wickets in just three games at the recent Women’s CPL 2022. She was also impressed at the Women’s Hundred with her batting strike rate of over 143. In all, the experienced all-rounder has played 70 ODIs, from which she has a batting average of over 27 along with 81 wickets.

Suzie Bates – batter, New Zealand women

The experienced batter was her side’s highest run scorer in the first ODI with a half century. Recently, she also scored 232 runs in seven matches in Women’s Hundred 2022. Bates brings with her the experience of 143 ODI games, from which she has a batting average of over 40 and 75 wickets.

Sophie Devine – all-rounder, New Zealand women

New Zealand skipper is not in the best of form but with the experience she brings to the table, Devine is a good pick for your fantasy team. She has scored over 3000 runs in ODI cricket.

Stafanie Taylor – All-rounder, West Indies women

Stafanie Taylor scored just 8 runs in the first ODI but has scored over 5000 runs in 146 ODI matches at an average of almost 45.

MPL fantasy XI – WI-W vs NZ-W, 2nd ODI

WI-W vs NZ-W – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women ODI series will not be televised live in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 7.00 PM IST on September 22.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

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. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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