The New Zealand women tour the West Indies to play a three-match ODI series followed by a five-match T20I series from September 16 to October 6. All eight matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
These two teams played their last ODI during the New Zealand ICC Women’s World Cup earlier this year. While West Indies qualified for the knock-outs, the hosts were eliminated in the league stage. After a relatively ordinary outing during the ICC event, both teams will look to put their best foot forward in the 50-over format.
Though the series was scheduled to start on September 16 due to the tropical storm Fiona, the first ODI was postponed and will now be played on September 19. The match will begin at 7 PM IST.
New Zealand and West Indies have played 20 ODIs against each other, out of which New Zealand has won 11, and West Indies have won eight, with one match not producing a result.
New Zealand: Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Brooke Halliday, Georgia Plimmer, Hayley Jensen, Amelia Kerr, Isabella Gaze (wk), Eden Carson, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
West Indies: Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimond, Chinelle Henry, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams
Players to watch
The captain of New Zealand is one of the best all-rounders in the world. She is a right-handed opening batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. She has played 128 ODIs, and scored 3227 runs, including 14 half-centuries and six centuries. She has claimed 87 wickets with the ball, including the best of 24/3.
The right-handed opening batter of New Zealand is the most experienced player in the side. She has featured in 142 ODIs and mustered 5045 runs, including 28 half-centuries and 12 centuries. She is the leading run-getter in the team. She has a healthy average of 41 and a strike rate of 81. Apart from this, she also has 75 ODI wickets to her name.
The former captain of West Indies is a right-handed batter and a right-arm off-spinner. She is the most prolific batter in the team. With 145 ODIs under her belt, she has a wealth of experience. She has registered 5298 runs, including 37 half-centuries and seven centuries. Additionally, she has accounted for 152 ODI wickets, including five four-wicket hauls.
The captain of West Indies is one of the most talented all-rounders in the side. She is a right-handed opening batter and a right-arm off-spinner. She is flexible with her batting order and can come in to bat in the middle order. In 69 ODIs, she has muscled 1764 runs, including six half-centuries and three centuries. She has scalped 78 ODI wickets, including three four-wicket hauls.
The venue has hosted nine women’s ODIs so far. The teams batting first have won five, and the teams batting second have won four. The average first innings score is 207, and the average second innings score is 181. With cloudy conditions and a high chance of rain, toss will play an important role. The team winning the toss may look to bowl first. Expect a tricky batting surface.
The weather is expected to see a thunderstorm in spots in the morning. It will be mostly cloudy. The maximum temperature attained during the day could be 31 degrees Celsius. There will be 89 percent cloud cover and a 42 percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the east-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Shemaine Campbelle, Maddy Green, Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Matthews, Sophie Devine, Afy Fletcher, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Shakera Selman
Date: September 19, 2022
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
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