NZ vs WI Match Prediction: 1st T20I, Dream11 Team, Pitch Info, Playing XI

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NZ vs WI Match PredictionInternational cricket is back and it’s back with a bang, We have 3 international matches on the same day. The franchise cricket is over and time for some thrilling international action.

The First International match starts with AUS vs IND ODI and then begins the 3-match T20 series between New Zealand and West Indies. The bilateral series will get underway on 27th November 2020, at Eden Park, Auckland. West Indies have already a test series against England earlier this year.

On the other hand, Kiwis has been out of action since March when they were playing against neighbors Australia. Interestingly, both the teams are not playing with their full-strength squad. They will play in the absence of their big guns due to different reasons. New Zealand has rested their regular skipper Kane Williamson and Trent Boult for the T20Is. Whereas West Indies will surely miss the service of universe boss Chris Gayle and the other stars like Sunil Narine, and Dwayne Bravo. The team Pollard will also miss the likes of Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, and Evin Lewis, who all have made themselves unavailable for selection.

Due to the commitment of the BBL, New Zealand’s veteran opening batsman C Munro will miss the national duty. That means Wellington batsman Devon Coway will get the place in the absence of Munro. Tim Southee will lead the team as well as the bowling attack with Lockie Furguson. Ross Taylor and K Jamieson are selected for the first two T20I’s, then they will take a leave for the test series.

Pitch Report

Some light drizzles are expected during the game, though a full game can be expected. The quickies will get help from the pitch due to overcast conditions. The small boundaries at Eden Park will certainly come into play. Windies players will love here because of the boundaries being incredibly small, mishits also often sail over on this ground.

Eden Park

Average Score – 160

Recent form

New Zealand – L L L L L 

West Indies – W W W NR L

NZ vs WI - Head to Head

Played – 13 | NZ – 7 | WI – 5 | NR – 1

Stats Buzz

NZ vs WI 1st T20 Match Expected Playing XI Prediction

New Zealand

1 Tim Seifert (wk),

2 Martin Guptill,

3 Glenn Phillips

4 Devon Conway

5 Ross Taylor

6 James Neesham

7 Mitchell Santner

8 Tim Southee (c)

9 Kyle Jamieson

10 Lockie Ferguson

11 Ish Sodhi

West Indies

1 Andre Fletcher

2 Brandon King

3 Nicholas Pooran (wk)

4 R Powell/K Mayers

5 Shimron Hetmyer

6 Kieron Pollard (c)

7 Sheldon Cottrell

8 Hayden Walsh

9 Fabian Allen

10 O Thomas/ K Paul

11 Kesrick Williams

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team - Head to Head Contest

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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