The series opener between West Indies and Black Caps begins on December 1 at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The practice match played between the visitors and the New Zealand A ended with a draw. Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Raymond Rafer and Roston Chase showed good form in the match. Now with the main battle starting from Friday, the real prowess of West Indies will be judged. Although New Zealand is undergoing several changes day by day, still they are believed to offer tough competition to visitors in their home conditions. Tim Southee is not playing the first match as he is awaiting his child’s birth. Moreover, the wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling has also been replaced by Tom Blundell as he hasn’t fully recovered from his hip injury.
West Indies, on the other hand, is expected to play with the same team that they had in the practice match.
Series- West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2017-18
Venue- Basin Reserve, Wellington
Date and Time- Dec 01-Dec 05, 11:00 AM Local
Basin Reserve, Wellington has always been a swing paradise. The team having better pace attack is expected to do very well. Seeing the pitch report and ground stats the toss-winning team is expected to bowl first.
Average 1st Inns scores-312
Average 2nd Inns scores-312
Average 3rd Inns scores-245
Average 4th Inns scores-141
Highest total recorded-680/8 (210 Ov) by NZ vs Ind
Lowest total recorded-42/10 (39 Ov) by NZ vs Aus
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WI Probable 11-
Kraig Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris(wk), Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder(c), Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Shannon Gabriel, Raymon Reifer
NZ Probable 11-
Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Mitchell Santner, JeetRaval, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner
Please note that this is the first match of the series so it is a bit tough to predict the exact playing 11. The WI Vs NZ Match Preview listed here is based on our understanding and research. Please select your own WI Vs NZ Probable Playing 11.
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