New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 Match Prediction

  • Nov 27, 2020
  • 11:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Eden Park - Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
West Indies WI West Indies

Betting Tips

  • Kane Williamson and Trent Boult won't be the part of this New Zealand T-20 squad
  • New Zealand being the host are much better equipped with the conditions
  • Both teams have a solid squad with quality in the batting and bowling department.
West Indies

Our Pick West Indies are favorites to win

Posted On 28th November 2020 09:37:01
Posted by Kavin

NZ vs WI 1st T20i Prediction & Betting Tips

New Zealand will host West Indies for the first match of the 3 T-20 series on Friday. The match will be played at the Eden Park and is scheduled to get underway at 19:00 PM local time.

New Zealand is a formidable side, at home, they're even more dangerous. They're up against the most unpredictable yet a an exciting team in West Indies. The problem for West Indies over the years have been their consistency but on their day, they'll humiliate the best teams in the world. New Zealand are without the services of their Mr dependable, Kane Williamson and most of their players haven't played much cricket of late, thus the batting could be a little rusty. Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Ross Taylor and Glen Phillips will be responsible for doing the bulk of scoring. Jimmy Neesham and Mark Chapman might also get a spot in the middle order. Cricket or not, all these players have tremendous skills and even though they're a little undercooked, they do constitute a formidable batting line up. Kyle Jamieson was absolutely scintillating against India and will be hoping to continue his good run against West Indies as well. Tim Southee is way past his prime but at home, he'll be an asset for the host. Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner complete a pretty solid bowling unit. 

West Indies is always a second favourite team of every cricket fanatic. The brand of cricket they play add to the charm of this fantastic sport. Undoubtedly, they have the skills to dominate world cricket in this format of the game but somehow they haven't been able to deliver consistent performances. The batting is going to be led by Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard and Kyle Mayers. All these players are big power hitters and will fancy their chances on the timid Auckland stadium. Sheldon Cottrell is sure to feature in the first T-20 but there are plenty in line for a spot in the XI. We expect West Indies to start with Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, kesrick Williams and Keemo Paul. There is no doubt that West Indies can challenge New Zealand in this series but will they be able to deliver collective, consistent performance is yet to be seen. Assuming that West Indies justifies their potential, we expect New Zealand will have a hard time in stopping the visitors.

NZ vs WI Live streaming

SonySix will live telecast the match in India while SparkSport and ESPN have the broadcasting rights for New Zealand and West Indies respectively. UK Visitors can watch the match live on Sports Cricket. 

Live streaming: The match will be streamed live on SonyLiv mobile app.

NZ vs WI Toss Prediction

Toss can't be predicted but Auckland is generally a difficult ground to defend.

Weather Report

Clear skies are expected on the match day with the temperature hovering around 20 degrees

Pitch Condition

The match will be played at the Eden Park, Auckland. Shorter boundaries make this ground a high scoring venue.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20I

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

New Zealand go in this series without the services of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult. While there's some uncertainty in the middle order, we would like to stick with Glen Phillips, Jimmy Neesham and Mark Chapman as their first choice players.

NZ Key Players

  • Tim Seifert - The destructive opener can decimate the opposition on his day. It's a great opportunity for him to cement his place in this New Zealand set up which he wouldn't want to miss out on
  • Ross Taylor - In the absence of Williamson, Taylor will be the man New Zealand will look up to. He can play the sheet anchor role and can be brutal in the final overs. 
  • Tim Southee - Southee didn't had the best of IPL but with all his experience, he'll be a big threat for the West Indies.

NZ Team Form 

New Zealand hasn't played a lot this year and most of their batsmen are little short on match practice.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tim Seifert(WK), Martin Guptill, Glen Phillips, Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Southee(C) Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard and Kyle Mayers will most likely be the first choice batsmen. 

WI Key Players

  • Kieron Pollard - Arguably the best T-20 batsmen going around in world cricket, Kieron Pollard had a fantastic season of the Indian Premier League. West Indies will hope he can carry over his form in international cricket too
  • Shimron Hetmyer - Another solid batsman that can decimate an opposition on his own. Even though he hasn't been that consistent, he'll be one of the players to watch out for.
  • Hayden Walsh:  We've seen a lot of NZ batsmen struggle against spin thus Walsh can turn out to be a real match winner for West Indies

WI Team Form 

A lot of West Indies players are fresh from the IPL. 

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Andre Fletcher(WK), Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(C) Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh

New Zealand vs West Indies Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : L L L L L

WI : W W L L L

NZ vs WI Head to Head

West Indies have dominated New Zealand in T-20Is

NZ vs WI Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played NZ Won WI Won Tie No Result
13 3 6 0 4

New Zealand vs West Indies Betting Odds

New Zealand Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to win: New Zealand are 1.66 to win with Bet 365
  • NZ top team batsman: Martin Guptill at 3.5 is the top batsmen followed by Glen Phillips at 4.33, Devon Conway at 5.0 and Tim Seifert at 5.0
  • NZ top team bowler: Lockie Ferguson and Kyle Jamieson at 4.0, Tim Southee and Hamish Bennett 4.5 and 5.0 are the best New Zealand bowlers.

West Indies Bet365 Odds

  • WI to win: West Indies are 2.20 to win with Bet 365
  • WI top team batsman: Shimron Hetmyer at 4.0 is the top West Indies batsmen. Other batsmen that can be backed are Andre Fletcher, Brendon Kings and Nicolas Pooran at 5.0 each.

New Zealand Betway Odds

  • NZ to win: New Zealand are 1.61 to win with Betway
  • NZ top team batsman: Martin Guptill, Glen Phillips, Denvon Conway at 3.25, 4.0 and 4.50 are the top batsmen for New Zealand.
  • NZ top team bowler: Ish Sodhi along with Tim Southee at 3.75 are the top New Zealand bowlers. They are followed by Hamish Bennett at 4.0, Kyle Jamieson at 4.0 and Lockie Ferguson at 4.0

West Indies Betway Odds

  • WI to win: West Indies are 2.25 to win 
  • WI top team batsman: Shimron Hetmyer at 3.75 is the top West Indies batsmen along with Andre Fletcher, Brandon King and Nicolas Pooran at 4.50 each.
  • WI top team bowler: Kesrick Williams at 4.0 can be backed as the best West Indian bowler. You can also place your bet on Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Hayden Walsh at 4.0, 4.25 and 4.75

New Zealand vs West Indies Prediction

West Indies are a very dangerous team but they lack consistency. If they can play to their potential, they have a great chance.

Final Verdict

Back West Indies to beat New Zealand at 2.20 on Bet365 and 2.25 at Betway

NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Nicolas Pooran at 9.5, Tim Seifert at 9.0, Andre Fletcher and Glen Phillips at 8.5 are available in this category. You can select one among them.

  • Batsmen

    Martin Guptill at 10.5, Ross Taylor at 9.5, Shimron Hetmyer at 9.5 and Brandon King at 8.5 are good picks for your team.

  • All-rounders

    Keiron Pollard and Mitchell Santner at 9.5 and 8.5 respectively will provide stability to your team

  • Bowlers

    Lockie Ferguson, Sheldon Cottrell and Tim Southee at 9.0 and Kyle Jamieson at 8.0 forms a lethal pace unit. 

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Martin Guptill can be selected as the skipper of your side while Keiron Pollard or Ross Taylor can be selected as his deputy

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Martin Guptill, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Ross Taylor

  • All Rounder:Keiron Pollard, Mitchell Santner

  • Wicket Keeper:Nicolas Pooran

  • Bowler:Tim Southee, Sheldon Cottrell, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson

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