WI vs NZ: West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates
WI vs NZ 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction: At Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Friday, West Indies (WI) and New Zealand (NZ) will play the second One Day International (ODI). The first game was won by the hosts, giving them a critical 1-0 series lead after three games. After some harsh periods from the Caribbean spinners, New Zealand could only muster 190 runs while batting first. After a break of more than two years, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson played in an ODI and set a record with 34 runs. Star all-arounder Jason Holder claimed two wickets, while Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph each took three.
Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers, the opening duo, were quickly eliminated by New Zealand pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee. With only 11 overs left, Shamarh Brooks, though, hammered 79 runs off just 91 balls to lead his team to a decisive five-wicket victory. Boult and Southee each claimed two wickets, but Mitchell Santner only managed one.
WI vs NZ Match Details:
West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: 19th August at 11:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI, Pitch Report:
In previous white-ball matches, the ground at Kensington Oval was ideally balanced for both batsmen and bowlers. As predicted, the seamers were able to take control of the final game early, and New Zealand crumbled on just 190 runs. Another low-scoring match with lots of assistance for the pace bowlers is to be anticipated.
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WI vs NZ, 2nd ODI Probable Playing XIs:
Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Kevin Sinclair, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah.
Martin Guptil, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee.
Top Picks for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
After a break of more than two years, Kane Williamson, the Kiwi captain, returned to one-day international cricket and led his team with the highest scoring 34 runs off 50 balls. In 152 ODI games, he has amassed 6207 runs at an outstanding average of 47.38. Williamson chose his shots with composure on Wednesday, and the upcoming game expected to feature another strong performance from him.
In the first ODI, Shamarh Brooks of the Caribbean hit the most runs—79—off just 91 balls, earning Player of the Match honours. This was his second fifty in a row after smashing an undefeated 56 runs in the last T20I game. On Friday, picking him as captain will be a wise move.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Mitchell Santner, a bowling all-arounder who has been in fantastic form recently, hit 25 runs in his most recent game to lead his team to a total of 190 runs. In his 7-over performance, he only gave up 25 runs and took a wicket. In his last five games combined, he has scored 119 runs and grabbed 7 wickets.
Top Picks – Bowler
Despite taking two more wickets and giving up 49 runs in the previous game, Trent Boult—a Kiwi ace—couldn’t help his team win. He is the top-ranked bowler in ICC’s ODI rankings and will be an important bowling selection for this match.
The in-form pacer Alzarri Joseph put on a strong performance in the most recent game, taking three wickets and taking just 36 runs at an economy rate of 4.3. In his 52 ODI games, he has now claimed 85 wickets with an average of 27.05 and an economy rate of 5.19.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
In the last game, Shai Hope scored 26 runs off just 24 balls and appeared to be in good shape for a huge knock. He would make a solid captain for the Dream11 team on Friday after smashing a century against India in the previous series.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Shai Hope (c), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (vc), Devon Conway, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Shai Hope, Finn Allen (c), Kane Williamson, Devon Conway (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Mayers, Trent Boult, Alzarri Joseph, Tim Southee.
WI vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choice:
The great all-rounder Jason Holder led his team to a decisive victory in the opening game with an outstanding two wickets for 39 runs performance while being unbeaten on 13. Despite putting up a strong performance in the most recent game, he has failed to score 30 or more in each of his previous ten games and will be a hazardous choice for captain.
Player you should avoid:
Since assuming the captaincy of West Indies in June, Nicholas Pooran has had difficulty scoring significant blows. In the most recent game, he scored 28 runs off 47 balls, but in the previous ten games overall, he has only scored one fifty.