The 1st ODI of the Windies women tour of New Zealand will be played tomorrow (March 04) at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln. The match will begin at 11:00 AM Local. The NZ-W vs WI-W match preview is listed below.
This is the first match of the of series. In the warm-up match, earlier on Thursday, WI-W thrashed the Canterbury Magicians by 7 wickets.
Windies Women will be led by captain Stafanie Taylor. Taylor showcased a small stint on the wicket on Thursday in the warm-up game. Management had already named a 15 member squad on Tuesday. Selectors have named the same squad that played Sri Lanka with just one change. Shakera Selman has to miss the tour due to an injury. Tremayne Smartt has been recalled in the squad.
NewZealand has also named their squad with two new faces to take on Windies. Otago teen Kate Heffernan and Lauren Down-Auckland batsman will debut in the home series. All-rounder Suzie Bates will lead the team.
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Windies opener Hayley Mathews, Kycia Knight and middle-order batsman Chedan Nation, all scored half-centuries in the warm-up match while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher took 3 wickets.
A lot will depend on the top class all-rounder and skipper Suzie Bates along with Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu.
The average batting score at Bert Sutcliffe is 275 in first innings. The wicket is expected to remain neutral and aid both-batting and bowling.
Matches won batting first-1
Matches won bowling first-1
Average 1st Inns scores-275
Average 2nd Inns scores-255
Highest total recorded-285/5 (50 Ov) by Sco vs UAE
Highest score chased-266/6 (35.4 Ov) by Ken vs NED
Lowest score defended-285/5 (50 Ov) by Sco vs UAE
Windies Women showed a very good performance in the warm-up game against Canterbury Magicians. They would be high on confidence with their 7 wickets win and would be looking to carry forward the momentum in the 1st ODI. However, the hosts too are not less than the visitors in terms of capability. Both the teams are equally strong on paper.
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