We’re set to witness yet another battle between someone at the top of the points table against someone languishing at the bottom. So far in the ICC 2019 World Cup, the top 4 teams seems to have cemented their spots and every time we thought the tournament could open up, we were proved wrong. This may be the last chance to allow someone outside the top 4 a chance as New Zealand take on West Indies in Match 29 of CWC 2019.
New Zealand have been impeccable so far in the tournament, one of only two teams to remain unbeaten so far, with 4 wins from their 5 games. On the other hand, Windies have just 1 win in 5 games, beating Pakistan in the opening fixture. One thing we can tell you though is that New Zealand aren’t unbeatable. They gave chance to SA in the last game but the latter being low on confidence, wasn’t able to hang on. Keep reading for our complete Rotobash (sign-up to get Rs.100 FREE) fantasy preview of the WI vs NZ match…
- Tournament: 2019 ICC World Cup.
- Date: 22nd June 2019, 6:00pm IST
- Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
- Capacity: 19,000+
- Series status: Match 29 of the round robin stage.
Form (recent first)
- WI: L L NR L W
- NZ: W NR W W W
- 2 CWC 2019 matches here so far and both have been won batting first.
- In 6 previous ODIs here, New Zealand have won only 1.
- In 6 previous ODIs here, West Indies have won only 2.
- New Zealand have won ALL of the last 4 ODIs vs West Indies.
- Trent Boult – 17 wickets in 7 ODIs against West Indies.
- Chris Gayle – In 29 ODIs vs NZ, he has 939 runs and 21 wickets.
Apart from the 50 he scored in the opening game against Pakistan, Chris Gayle hasn’t delivered yet. He has had a couple of starts and a duck in the last game. While he has been enjoying himself, Gayle is due a high score. Darren Bravo’s highest score in his last 10 ODIs is 25 including 5 single-digit scores, so not sure why anyone would want to select him. Instead, pick Evin Lewis who scored 70 and that would do his confidence good. Remember, he scored 50 twice in the the warm-up games before CWC 2019 began.
The captain Jason Holder is one of the most valuable players in the side. After taking 4 wickets in the first 2 games, he has gone wicketless but he has played a couple of vital knocks in the lower-middle order and considering Andre Russell’s low fitness levels, I’d prefer Holder over Russell any day. Oshane Thomas has 7 wickets in 5 games so far and he has looked the most threatening, although I’d like to see Windies trying more than just short-pitched bowling.
Trent Boult has an amazing record against England in ODIs and has looked threatening so far too, including 8 wickets in two warm-ups prior to CWC 2019. However, the other two pacers Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have done so much better in the wickets column, picking up 11 and 7 wickets respectively. Even though I’m a huge fan of Matt Henry, I’m going to skip him today for Boult, while Ferguson is a must have in your Rotobash (sign-up to get Rs.100 FREE) fantasy team.
While everyone is talking about James Neesham as an all-rounder pick, I’m going to go in for Colin de Grandhomme. Apart from the 60 he scored in a vital position in the last game, he has picked up a wicket in all four games played so far without even bowling too many overs. With the bat, Kane Williamson has 1 fifty and 1 century in 3 innings, but I’ll drop him for Ross Taylor who has been NZ’s best batsman in recent months. Before his failure (1) in the last game, Taylor had scores of 82 and 48.
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CWC 2019 Match 29: WI vs NZ
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