Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph took three wickets each in the last match.
WI vs NZ Team Preview:
West Indies (WI) will be facing New Zealand (NZ) in the 2nd ODI match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Friday. The hosts won the opening match to take a crucial 1-0 lead in this three-match series. New Zealand managed to score only 190 runs while batting first after some strict spells from the Caribbean bowlers. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson returned to ODI cricket after a gap of more than two years and scored the highest 34 runs. Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph took three wickets each and star all-rounder Jason Holder grabbed two.
New Zealand pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee removed the opening pair of Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers early. But Shamarh brooks smashed 79 runs off just 91 balls to guide his team to a big five-wicket win with 11 overs remaining. Both Boult and Southee took two wickets each and Mitchell Santner managed one.
WI vs NZ Match Details:
West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: 19th August at 11:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Kensington Oval has been perfectly balanced for both batters and bowlers in the past white-ball games. As expected, the seamers managed to dominate the last game from the start and New Zealand collapsed on just 190 runs. We can expect another low-scoring clash with plenty of help for the pace bowlers.
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WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Probable Playing XIs:
Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Kevin Sinclair, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah.
Martin Guptil, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
Top Picks for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The Kiwi skippers returned to ODI cricket after a gap of more than two years and scored the highest 34 runs off 50 balls for his team. He has scored 6207 runs in 152 ODI matches at an impressive average of 47.38. Williamson looked calm with his shot choices on Wednesday and is likely to put another good knock in the next match.
The in-form Caribbean batter scored the highest 79 runs off just 91 balls to put Player of the Match performance in the first ODI match. This was his second consecutive fifty as he smashed unbeaten 56 runs in the last T20I match. He will be a good captaincy choice on Friday.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The bowling all-rounder is enjoying good form with the bat lately and scored 25 runs in the last match to guide his team to 190 runs total. He also took a wicket while conceding just 25 runs in his 7-over spell. He has scored 119 runs and has taken 7 wickets in his last five overall matches.
Top Picks – Bowler
The Kiwi ace continued his good form with two more wickets in the last match while conceding 49 runs but couldn’t help his team secure a win. He ranks 1st in ICC ODI bowling charts and will be a key bowling pick for this fixture.
The in-form pacer put on an impressive display in the last match with three wickets while conceding just 36 runs at an economy rate of 4.3. He has now taken 85 wickets in just 52 ODI matches at an average of 27.05 and an economy rate of 5.19.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Hope scored 26 runs off just 24 balls in the last match and looked strong for a big knock. He smashed a century against India in the previous series and will be a good captaincy choice for the Dream11 team on Friday.
WI vs NZ Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Shai Hope (c), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (vc), Devon Conway, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Shai Hope, Finn Allen (c), Kane Williamson, Devon Conway (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Mayers, Trent Boult, Alzarri Joseph, Tim Southee.
WI vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choice:
The star all-rounder put impressive two wickets for 39 runs spell in the first match and remained unbeaten on 13 runs to guide his team to a big win. But he has failed to put the 30-plus score in his last ten matches and will be a risky captaincy choice despite an impressive performance in the last match.
Player you should avoid:
The West Indies skipper is struggling to score big knocks since he took the captaincy role in June. He scored 28 runs off 47 balls in the last match but has scored only one fifty in the last ten overall matches.
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