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West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Aug 11, 2022
  • Start Time 00:00 IST / 5:30 GMT
  • Stadium Name Sabina Park - Kingston, Jamaica
West Indies WI
New Zealand NZ
171/7 (19.5)
185/5 (20)
New Zealand won by 13 runs
Betting Tips
  • Nicholas Pooran looked like one of the only players capable of taking the fight to India during the IT20 series. The West Indies skipper is our tip for their highest run scorer against New Zealand. With the ball, Obed McCoy blew hot and cold against India. However, he should enjoy the conditions at Sabina Park and is our pick for West Indies’ top wicket taker in this match.
  • Martin Guptill has scored two centuries in this format and the New Zealand opener is a strong choice for their highest run scorer in this game. Trent Boult has not played since the Test series in England in June. He was in very good form in that series and should be well rested. He is our recommendation for New Zealand’s top wicket taker against West Indies.
  • Trent Boult is renowned for bowling in-swinging yorkers throughout the innings. He is well worth backing to take over 2.5 wickets.

WI vs NZ Win Probability

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Our Prediction

New Zealand are favourites to win

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Top Bets for WI vs NZ Match

Total Ducks - Over 1.5

Total Ducks - Over 1.5

Odds

2.95
Alzarri Joseph Total Wickets in Match -

Alzarri Joseph Total Wickets in Match - Over 1.5

Odds

2.62
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen And Brandon King To Hit 1 or More 6s Each

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen And Brandon King To Hit 1 or More 6s Each

Odds

3.84
Extras total in Match -

Extras total in Match - 18.5

Odds

1.87
Total Run Outs In The Match -

Total Run Outs In The Match - Over 1.5

Odds

4.00

WI vs NZ 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

After welcoming Bangladesh and India earlier this summer, West Indies now begin a three-match home IT20 series against New Zealand on Wednesday in Jamaica. West Indies lost 4-1 to India earlier this month whereas New Zealand left the Netherlands after a 2-0 win. Read on as we preview this match. The opening game of the series begins at Sabina Park at 13:30.

West Indies were good at times but not at their best against India but should not expect New Zealand to be an easier opponent. The hosts need to improve across all areas of their game.

New Zealand have been very professional in their games against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. However, they now have their full team available and we expect their performances to go up a level.

West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sport, ESPN Caribbean and Sky Sport NZ

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match via the FanCode App.

WI vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

The weather conditions look more suited to bowling early in the match. Our prediction is that both captains will choose to field first.

WI vs NZ Pitch Report

Although the pitch is not quite the hard and bouncy one which it was famed for in the 80s and 90s, expect pace bowlers to still generate good speed and carry.

Weather Report

There is a threat of thunderstorms in the early stages of this game but overall it will be hot and humid from start to finish.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match 2022

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West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

The hosts will be pleased to be taking on a new opponent after being ground down by India over the course of three ODIs and five IT20s. There are no injuries in the squad but we do expect Romario Shepherd to come into the side after he was not selected for any of the games against India.

WI Key Players

  • Nicholas Pooran - The 26 year old skipper did not get beyond 30 in the IT20 series against India but played in an attacking manner throughout. We do not think he is far away from a big score.
  • Rovman Powell - The vice-captain has bags of talent and has the highest score for his country in this format in 2022. If he can stay at the crease for over four overs then he will make a significant contribution.
  • Obed McCoy - The tall left-arm pace bowler recorded the best figures from a West Indian in this format in the series against India. He generates good bounce when he is on song.

WI Team Form

West Indies were well beaten by India over their five-match IT20 series. They were outplayed with the bat and ball in all but one game.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c) (wk), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy

WI vs NZ Prediction
WI vs NZ Match Prediction

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

After touring around Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands without some of their top players, New Zealand welcome back skipper Kane Williamson, Devon Conway, Tim Southee and Trent Boult. This is a series that they will be looking to gain some momentum ahead of the T20 World Cup.

NZ Key Players

  • Martin Guptill - The experienced opener has posted scores in the 40s against Scotland and the Netherlands in this format but needs a big knock to guarantee his place ahead of the World Cup.
  • Kane Williamson - The skipper is a big presence in the field and makes a huge difference when at the crease. He has scored 14 half-centuries in this format.
  • Trent Boult - The left-arm quick bowler is one of the best multi-format bowlers in the global game. Over recent years he has added unorthodox but effective lower order hitting to his offering.

NZ Team Form

The Black Caps have won each of their last seven IT20 fixtures. They have not lost a game in this format since November 2021.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

WI vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches

WI : L L L W L

NZ : W W W W W

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West Indies vs New Zealand Head to Head

West Indies and New Zealand have tied an incredible three games from 16 fixtures in this format. They tied their first two clashes and at one stage had tied three of their six IT20s.

WI vs NZ Head to Head Stats in T20

  Matches Played WI Won NZ Won Tie NR
Overall 16 3 8 3 2
Last 5 5 0 3 0 2

West Indies vs New Zealand Betting Odds

The bookies are backing New Zealand to continue their strong recent form and to get off to a winning start in this series.

Who will win West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match?

West Indies should not be fearful of New Zealand ahead of this series. Although some of their best players are returning to the side, some of those players will be short of match practice.

West Indies vs New Zealand Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
West Indies2.322.252.312.30
New Zealand1.591.571.621.61
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WI vs NZ Top Team Batsmen

Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran and Kyle Mayers are our recommendations for West Indies’ highest run scorer. Mayers hit 73, his highest score in this format, in the series against India.

We expect Martin Guptill, Devon Conway and Kane Williamson to be New Zealand’s top batters. Conway averaged 50.16 in IT20s.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Shamarh Brooks (WI)4.784.504.324.33
Nicholas Pooran (WI)4.714.334.324.33
Kyle Mayers (WI)4.854.504.504.50
Martin Guptill (NZ)4.714.003.593.60
Devon Conway (NZ)5.044.335.005.00
Kane Williamson (NZ)5.524.755.005.00
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WI vs NZ Top Team Bowlers

Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein are our tips for West Indies with the bat. Joseph made his debut in this format against India and took five wickets across the series. 

We are backing Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi and Tim Southee to be New Zealand’s top bowlers. Southee has 111 wickets in this format.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Obed McCoy (WI)3.323.604.004.00
Alzarri Joseph (WI)3.524.004.334.33
Akeal Hosein (WI)3.934.505.005.00
Trent Boult (NZ)3.873.254.004.00
Ish Sodhi (NZ)4.633.754.744.75
Tim Southee (NZ)4.303.754.744.75
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West Indies vs New Zealand Prediction

Both teams will be looking forward to this contest. West Indies have struggled against India and will benefit from new opposition whereas New Zealand have been playing against teams just below the top level over recent weeks. We expect to see a competitive fixture with New Zealand getting the win.

Final Verdict

New Zealand are favourites to beat West Indies at odds of 1.61

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