New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test Match Prediction

  • Dec 03, 2020
  • 03:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Seddon Park - Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
West Indies WI West Indies

Betting Tips

  • The pitch is expected to support the New Zealand bowlers.
  • West Indies doesn't have players that can play long innings.
  • New Zealand have a fearsome bowling attack that'll create a lot of trouble for the West Indies batsmen.
New Zealand

Our Pick New Zealand are favorites to win

Posted On 7th December 2020 09:55:52
Posted by Kavin

NZ vs WI 1st Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

After thrashing West Indies in the T-20 series, New Zealand will take on West Indies in the 1st Test on Thursday. The match will be played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton and is scheduled to get underway at 11:AM local time.

New Zealand will be very confident going in to this series. They’re placed at 4th in the ICC Test championship and will be eyeing crucial points from this series. 

Ajaz Patel, Colin de Grandhomme have been ruled out of the series but the returning Kane Williamson and Trent Boult will give a massive boost to the team.

Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, and Will Young will constitute a very strong batting line up and Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson will form a venomous bowling line up. 

Mitchell Santner will be the first choice spinner in place of Ajaz Patel who’s expected to miss out due to an injury.

West Indies on the other hand cannot be completely counted out. They’ve shown in the past that they’re capable of pulling off few upsets in the longest format.

They have a decent bowling attack in Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, and Shannon Gabriel that can be dangerous if the conditions are in their favour.

However, the issue for them will be their batting that lacks the temperament required to succeed in Test Cricket. The Key for West Indies will be their skipper Jason Holder who’s been outstanding in the last few years. 

Kraigg Batsmen is another batsman that’s in good Knick and can play a long innings. Other batsmen like John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich need to support the team with some runs.

Overall, New Zealand are a far superior team and are red hot favourites for the match.

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 will be crucial as teams winning the toss should opt to bowl to utilize the freshness of the pitch. Overcast conditions will also aid the pacers.

Weather Report

It’s going to be a cloudy day with 60% rain expected on Day 1 of the Test match. The forecast is much better for the rest of the match.

Pitch Report

The pitches in New Zealand, especially in New Zealand offers plenty of support for the seamers on Day 1 and it’s gets better for batting from Day 2. Spinners might have a role to play on Day 4 and Day 5.

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

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

There are some injury concerns for New Zealand ahead of the 1st Test. Colin de Grandhomme is already ruled out of the series while BJ Watling is doubtful for the 1st Test due to a hamstring injury. Tom Blundell is expected to take the gloves

NZ Key Players

  • Kane Williamson – Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen in this format of the game. He’s a batsman that can play big innings, exactly what New Zealand will expect from him
  • Tom Latham – Tom Latham has been exceptional for New Zealand at the top. He technically very sound and can tackle the new moving ball. He’s crucial as once set, he can get big runs.
  • Trent Boult – Trent Boult with his left arm swing can cause a lot of trouble for the West Indian batsmen.

NZ Team Form 

New Zealand thrashed West Indies in the T-20 series. In Tests, they defeated India in their previous series.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult Kyle Jamieson, Devon Conway

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

West Indies are expected to start with Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich and Jermaine Blackwood. Alzarri Joseph and Rakheem Cornwall might also make a cut into the team.

WI Key Players

  • Kraigg Brathwaite – Brathwaite is arguable the most technically correct batsmen in this West Indies team. Once set he can play big innings. He’ll be the most prized wicket for New Zealand
  • Jason Holder – Jason Holder has been incredible for West Indies. He can get the ball to move and can cause plenty of trouble for the New Zealand batsmen. Down the order, he can get gandy runs as well. 
  • Kemar Roach -  Kemar Roach can be deadly with the new ball. He can get the ball to move at pace and will pose a stern challenge to New Zealand batsmen

WI Team Form 

West Indies were pretty disappointing in the T-20 series but some fresh faces will bring some confidence back into the team.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph

New Zealand vs West Indies Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : L W W L L

WI : W L L W L

NZ vs WI Head to Head

West Indies are slightly ahead of New Zealand but in the last decade New Zealand have dominated the West Indies

NZ vs WI Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played NZ Won WI Won Tie No Result
47 13 15 0 19

New Zealand vs West Indies Betting Odds

New Zealand Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to win the match: New Zealand are 1.36 to win with Bet 365.
  • NZ top batsman: Kane Williamson at 3.6 is the top batsmen followed by Tom Latham at 4.0, Ross Taylor at 5.0 and Devon Conway at 5.0.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.25 can be backed as the best bowler along with Neil Wagner and Tim Southee at 4.0 and 4.33

West Indies Bet365 Odds

  • WI to win the match: West Indies are 9.0 to win with Bet 365
  • WI top team batsman: Darren Bravo at 4.0 and Kraigg Brathwaite at 4.50 are the top West Indies batsmen. Other batsmen that can be backed are Shimron Hetmyer at 5.0, Roston Chase at 6.0 and John Campbell at 6.00.
  • WI top team bowler : Kemar Roach at 4.0, Jason Holder at 4.33, Shannon Gabriel at 4.33 and Alzarri Joseph at 5.0 are their best bowlers.

New Zealand Betway Odds

  • NZ to win the match: New Zealand are 1.30 to win with Betway
  • NZ top team batsman : Kane Williamson at 3.75 are the best batsmen along with Tom Latham at 4.50 and Ross Taylor at 4.75. You can also back Tom Blundell at 5.0 and Devon Conway at 5.50. 
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.25, Tim Southee at 3.60, Neil Wagner at 3.75 and Kyle Jamieson at 4.33 are New Zealand’s best bowlers.

West Indies Betway Odds

  • WI to win the match: West Indies are 8.50 to win with Betway
  • WI top team batsman: Darren Bravo at 4.50 is the topmost batsmen for West Indies. He is followed by Kraigg Brathwaite at 4.50, Shimron Hetmyer at 5.50 and Roston Chase at 6.00.
  • WI top team bowler: Jason Holder at 2.87, Kemar Roach at 3.00, Rahkeem Cornwall at 3.75 and Shannon Habriel at 3.75 are their best bowlers.

New Zealand vs West Indies Prediction

New Zealand are very strong team in Tests, especially a t home. They’re laced with quality players from top to bottom and look too good for this West Indies unit.

Final Verdict

Back West Indies to beat New Zealand at 1.36 on Bet365 and 1.30 at Betway

NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Tom Blundell at 8.5 is the best choice from this section. You can also opt for Shane Dowrich at 8.5. 

  • Batsmen

    Kane Williamson at 10.5, Tom Latham at 9.5, Henry Nicholls at 9.0 and Kraigg Brathwaite at 9.0 are good picks.

  • All-rounders

    Jason Holder can be opted for  at 10.0

  • Bowlers

    Trent Boult, Neil Wagne and Kemar Roach at 9.0, Tim Southee at 8.5 can be backed from this section.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Kane Willamson can be selected as the skipper while Jason Holder can be backed as his deputy.

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham, Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamarh Brooks

  • All Rounder:Jason Holder

  • Wicket Keeper:Tom Blundell

  • Bowler:Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kemar Roach, Neil Wagner.

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