New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd Test Match Prediction

  • Dec 11, 2020
  • 03:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Basin Reserve - Wellington, New Zealand
2020-12-11 03:30:00
New Zealand NZ New Zealand
West Indies WI West Indies

Betting Tips

  • A win for New Zealand was evident even before the start of the series but the way they thrashed West Indies must have dented the confidence of the visitors.
  • West Indies batting doesn't seem to sink with this format of the game. Most of their batsmen are too aggressive for the Test matches.
  • Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner forms a lethal pace quadruplet and will once again pose a stern challenge for West Indies
New Zealand

Our Pick New Zealand are favorites to win

Posted On 14th December 2020 10:08:17
Posted by Kavin

NZ vs WI 2nd Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

After annihilating the Caribbean visitors in the first Test, New Zealand  take on West Indies in the final Test of the series. The match will be played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington and is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 AM local time.

Not much was expected of West Indies against this full strength New Zealand side but the way they surrendered is really disappointing to see.

Not that it wasn't expected but New Zealand were top class in the first Test. First they imposed a mammoth 519, which to be fair was a massive total in some pretty challenging conditions, then they blew West Indies away with some quality bowling. 

Kane Williamson was the star of the inning with a scintillating 251. Mind you, it was not easy to bat out there against some quality bowling. Tom Latham also played a fine innings of 86 and showed why he is regarded as one of the best Test batsmen of this generation.

For the second match, Kane Williamson won't be available so players like Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell would have to play with more responsibility. 

From the bowling perspective, in these conditions, New Zealand can trouble the best batting line ups. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Neil Wagner, all were exceptional with the ball and will continue to pose a stern challenge for the visitors.

For West Indies, I'm afraid to say, but they look defeated even before the start of the second Test.  Their batting just doesn't seem to suit this format of the game. Yes, they have some players that have performed well in the longer version of the game but to win a Test match, you need a lot of temperament and skills. 

Unfortunately, West Indies lack these things. Apart from Jermaine Blackwood who scored a quick fired 104, none of them looked good enough against this New Zealand attack. No doubt their batting is an issue and if they want to challenge New Zealand, let alone win the match, their batting needs to come good but this won’t be easy at all against the kind of bowling attack New Zealand have. Also, Kemar Roach, their best bowler will not be available for the second Test as he's returned home after the unfortunate demise of his father.

All in all, West Indies is no where close to this New Zealand team and will need something close to a miracle to beat New Zealand. They have done that in the past so it's not impossible, but very difficult. 

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

There is some rain predicted on Day 1 of the Test match so the captains might look to bowl first which makes toss important.

Weather Report

The forecast is for some showers on Day 1 but gets better as the match progresses

Pitch Report

Wellington is generally a good batting wicket but offers enough assistance to the bowlers if they bowl in the right areas.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd Test

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

BJ Watling missed out from the 1st Test due to an injury but has been declared fit for the second Test. He's most likely to make a cut into the team. Also, Kane Williamson will miss the second Test as he's been  granted  the paternity leave by New Zealand Cricket. Tom Latham will lead the side for the final Test. Williamson's absence will slightly balance out the difference between the two teams but still New Zealand are far, far ahead of West Indies.

NZ Key Players

  • Tom Latham – Tom Latham has been exceptional for New Zealand at the top. His sound technique and immense concentration makes him one of the best Test batsmen going around. He scored a brilliant 86 in the first inning and can be backed to come good in the next match as well.
  • Ross Taylor- In the absence of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor is New Zealand's most experienced batsmen. He looked good in the brief innings he played in the first Test. He'll have a much bigger role to play as the middle order looks slightly vulnerable without Kane.
  • Trent Boult – Each of New Zealand bowlers were spot on in the first Test. Trent didn't had much wickets to show but Wellington is a ground is a ground where he likes to bowl.

NZ Team Form 

New Zealand thrashed West Indies in the 1st Test by an innings and 134 runs..

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Tom Latham, Will Young, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

West Indies were already buries to grave by New Zealand and now they have to go in the second Test without the services if Kemar Roach and Shane Dowrich. Kemar Roach will fly back home due his father's demise and Dowrich has pulled out of the second Test because of some personal reason. The 22-year-old wicket-keeper-batsman, Joshua DaSilva, is set to make his debut, after being named Dowrich's replacement.

WI Key Players

  • Kraigg Brathwaite – Brathwaite is one player who can play long innings and West Indies dearly need him to play a big innings. If he plays well, the visitors might challenge the hosts
  • Jason Holder – Jason Holder has been outstanding for West Indies. He was not at his best in the first Test but is expected to perform better in the next match
  • Shannon Gabriel -  Shannon Gabriel picked up 3 wickets in the 1st Test. With no Roach to accompany him, he'll have the responsibility of leading the West Indian attack.

WI Team Form 

West Indies were extremely poor in the first Test. They'll hope for a better performance in the upcoming match

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Joshua DaSilva (WK) , Jason Holder(c), Jermaine Blackwood, Chemar Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph

New Zealand vs West Indies Team Form in Last Five Matches

NZ : W W W L L

WI : L W L L W

NZ vs WI Head to Head

West Indies were extremely poor in the first Test. They'll hope for a better performance in the upcoming match

NZ vs WI Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played NZ Won WI Won Tie No Result
47 14 15 0 19

New Zealand vs West Indies Betting Odds

New Zealand are far superior team than West Indies and are big favourites for this match.

New Zealand Bet365 Odds

  • NZ to win the match: New Zealand are 1.30 to win with Bet 365.
  • NZ top batsman: Kane Williamson at 3.0 is the top batsmen. You can also place your bet on Tom Latham at 4.33, Ross Taylor at 5.0 and Devon Conway at 5.0.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.25 is the best New Zealand bowler followed by Tim Southee at 3,75 and Neil Wagner 4.00

West Indies Bet365 Odds

  • WI to win the match: West Indies are 7.5 to win with Bet 365
  • WI top team batsman: Darren Bravo at 4.5 and Kraigg Brathwaite at 4.50 can be backed as the best West Indian batsmen along with Shimron Hetmyer at 5.0, Roston Chase at 6.0 and John Campbell at 6.00.
  • WI top team bowler : Shannon Gabriel at 3.5 and Jason Holder at 4.0 is the top West Indian bowlers along with Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph at 5.0.

New Zealand Betway Odds

  • NZ to win the match: New Zealand are 1.28 to win with Betway
  • NZ top team batsman : Kane Williamson at 2.87 along with Ross Taylor at 4.0 are the best batsmen followed by Tom Latham at 4.50 and Will Young at 5.0.
  • NZ top team bowler: Trent Boult at 3.25, Tim Southee at 3.50, Neil Wagner at 3.65 and Kyle Jamieson at 3.75 can be backed as the best New Zealand bowler.

West Indies Betway Odds

  • WI to win the match: West Indies are 7.50 to win with Betway
  • WI top team batsman: Darren Bravo at 4.50 is the topmost batsmen for West Indies. Other batsmen you can place your bet on are Kraigg Brathwaite at 4.50, Jermaine Blackwood at 6.0  and Roston Chase at 5.50
  • WI top team bowler: At 3.0, Jason Holder is the best bowler for West Indies followed by  Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Josph and Chemar Holder at 3.25, 4.33 and 4.50 respectively.

New Zealand vs West Indies Prediction

West Indies need something extraordinary to pull off a win against this New Zealand team. At the moment, their situation doesn't look too promising.

Final Verdict

New Zealand to beat West Indies at 1.30 on Bet365 and 1.28 at Betway.

NZ vs WI Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    BJ Watling at 9.0 is the best choice from this section.  He has been very consistent for New Zealand  and is very solid batsmen. You can also opt for Joshua Da Silva who'll replace Shane Dowrich in the XI at 8.0 credits.

  • Batsmen

    Ross Taylor at 9.5, Tom Latham at 9.5, Jermaine Blackwood at 9.0 and Kraigg Brathwaite at 9.0 are good picks. You can also select John Campbell to manage the credits at 8.0 . Ross Taylor is among the most experienced batsmen in this New Zealand batting. Without Williamson, Taylor will have to take the responsibility to anchor the innings.  Tom Latham is another player who's been very good for New Zealand at the top.  He missed out on a century in the last match but will hope that he cross that mark in the second Test. Kraigg Braithwaite is the most technically sound batsmen from West Indies and Jermaine Blackwood scored a brilliant hundred in the second innings of the 1st Test.

  • All-rounders

    Jason Holder can be opted for  at 10.0 while Roston Chase can be bought for 9.0. Both of them are a key figure in this West Indian set up. Holder has been terrific both with the bat and ball while Roston Chase might get some purchase out of the pitch.

  • Bowlers

    Trent Boult at 9,0, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson and Shannon Gabriel at 8.5 can be backed from this section. The New Zealand pace trio forms a lethal pace attack and are certain to trouble the West Indian batsmen. For West Indian, Shannon Gabriel is the best bowler in the absence of Kemar Roach.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Tom Latham can be selected as the skipper while Jason Holder can be backed as his deputy.

NZ vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ross Taylor, John Campbell, Tom Latham(C), Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood

  • All Rounder:Jason Holder(VC)

  • Wicket Keeper:BJ Watling

  • Bowler:Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Shannon Gabriel

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