After a bright start to their campaign, West Indies have tailed off with part of the blame on their reluctance to deviate from their short-ball approach with the ball. In New Zealand, they face one of the in-form teams of the tournament who are quite capable of handling the short-ball barrage.
Kane Williamson will be coming into this game at the back of a sensational hundred against South Africa earlier in the week. Apart from India, New Zealand are the only unbeaten side in the tournament and will look after to continue their winning run against Windies.
New Zealand are sitting at the second place with 4 wins in their 5 outings while one game washed out against India. West Indies, on the other side, are at seventh place with just one win in their 5 games. Windies have lost 3 matches while their one game was washed out by rain.
- The CWC 2019, Match 29- WI vs NZ will take place at 06:00 PM IST on Saturday, June 22.
- The match will be played at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
- The game can be streamed live on Star Sports Networks and Hotstar.
Weather Forecast and Pitch Report:
A good batting track beckons both teams with a lot of slower deliveries bound to be delivered by the pacers. The overcast conditions should generally help them as well while spinners should come into play in the middle overs.
Andre Russell is reportedly not a 100% fit and could possibly make way for one of Ashley Nurse or Carlos Brathwaithe.
Squad: Jason Holder(C), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(WK), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder(C), Andre Russell/Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
Considering New Zealand’s thrilling win against South Africa, they shouldn’t be making any changes to a winning combination. The only change, if any would be Colin Munro making way for Henry Nicholls, with the former unable to put in a good show with the bat so far
Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Probable XI: Colin Munro/Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(WK), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Fantasy Tips and suggestions:
Wicketkeeper: In wicketkeeping, West Indies’ Shai Hope is in a great form and will be preferred over New Zealand’s Tom Latham.
Batsmen: From West Indies, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran are in good form while Chris Gayle is also expected to do the early destruction with Kiwis bowling attack. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor can make it to the Dream11.
All-rounders: Jason Holder from West Indies while Colin de Grandhomme and Jimmy Neesham from New Zealand should be the right picks for Dream11.
Bowlers: For West Indies, Oshane Thomas or Shannon Gabriel are the right picks for Dream11. For New Zealand, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are the top picks.
Captain and Vice Captain: Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult are the top picks for captain and vice captain.
Dream 11 pick #1:
Chris Gayle (vc), Shai Hope (wk), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel.
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Vice Captain: Chris Gayle
Dream 11 pick #2:
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Martin Guptill, Shai Hope (c ; wk), Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme, Jason Holder, Jimmy Neesham, Trent Boult (vc), Lockie Ferguson, Oshane Thomas.
- Captain: Shai Hope
- Vice Captain: Trent Boult