WI vs NZ: West Indies vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates
WI vs NZ 3rd T20I Dream11 Prediction: At the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Monday, August 15, West Indies and New Zealand will play their third T20I match in the current T20I series. New Zealand took a commanding lead in the series after winning the first two games. In order to give the players on the bench an opportunity to shine, they might make a few adjustments to the starting 11. A three-match ODI series that begins on August 17 will come after this one, and all of those games will take place in Barbados.
After losing yet another series, West Indies’ think tank is left with a lot of unanswered concerns. The two-time World T20 champions have recently struggled to regain their form. West Indies must take a step back and adjust their approach since they have only been successful in six of the 18 T20I matches this year. The coordination between the batting and bowling units has been one of the key causes of their failure this year. When hitters have performed exceptionally, bowlers have generally had a bad run, and vice versa. A tactical shift in the batting strategy is urgently required given that they have failed to chase the target in four of their last five games. If they want to win the 2017 T20 World Cup, they must work well together and function as a team.
WI vs NZ Match Details:
West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Date & Time: 15th August at 12:00 AM IST and 14th August at 2:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
WI vs NZ, 3rd T20I, Pitch Report:
While batting first in each of their victories, New Zealand managed to score 180+ runs, winning both of these games. This suggests that the pitch has a lot to give batters, and it’s possible that this will be the case in this game as well. However, the second innings is when the bowlers receive their fair share. For this reason, the team that wins the toss may decide to bat.
(Will be included after any updates)
WI vs NZ, 3rd T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Devon Thomas (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy.
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Top Picks for WI vs NZ Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
For New Zealand, Martin Guptill presently ranks second behind Rohit Sharma in terms of runs scored in T20 Internationals. He needs 5 more runs to tie Sharma’s record. The right-handed batter’s year hasn’t been the best, though. He has only been able to score 183 runs in 8 games at an average of 22.87 and a strike rate of 122.81. In T20Is this year, Guptill is yet to reach the fifty-run mark.
In 2017, Glenn Phillips made his T20I debut against South Africa after having a respectable domestic cricket season. In the first three years of his T20I career, he was unable to take use of his opportunities. He has, however, completely changed as a player since last year. He averaged 26.75 runs per game in 18 T20Is last season. This year, his average has significantly increased. In just 8 games, the wicketkeeper-batter has scored 278 runs, including three half-centuries. In the previous game, he scored 76 runs off of 41 deliveries, earning Player of the Match honours.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Since his start this year against the Netherlands, Michael Bracewell’s T20I career has only lasted seven games. However, after making his T20 debut in 2012, he has had a tonne of success in domestic cricket. He currently holds the record for the second-highest T20 individual score by a New Zealand hitter. The 31-year-old all-rounder made a play with the ball for New Zealand in the previous game. He delivered a debut over while picking up 3 wickets for just 15 runs in 4 overs.
In the previous game, Mitchell Santner pulled up another three-wicket haul and held the West Indies to only 125 runs. Santner threw out both of the starters on the powerplay. In 4 overs, he only lost 15 runs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Obed McCoy went for 40 runs in 4 overs in the previous game, which was a touch expensive, but he still picked up three crucial West Indies wickets, including Glenn Phillips. The left-arm pacer, who is 25 years old, has had a respectable season so far. He is the second-highest wicket-taker for the West Indies squad in the shortest format this year with 16 wickets in 10 T20I matches at an average of 20.93.
Since 2021, Ish Sodhi has taken more wickets for New Zealand in T20Is than anyone other. Since 2021, Sodhi has taken 42 wickets at an average of 16.92 in 25 games. In each T20I game he has played for the side this year, he has taken at least one wicket.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
From the opening game of this series, Devon Conway made his eagerly anticipated comeback to T20Is since the semi-final against England in the T20 WC last year. In the game, he scored 46 runs off of 38 pitches while also hurting himself after being ejected. Devon Conway’s T20I career was just two years old when it began in 2021 because he made his debut in that year. The left-handed batter scored 428 runs in 14 games that year, averaging 47.55 and having a 135.01 strike rate. Despite missing a few games, he was New Zealand’s second-highest run scorer in T20Is in 2021. Martin Guptill, who was the top run-scorer previous season and needed four more games to reach that average than Conway did, had a higher average.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Rovman Powell, Michael Bracewell (C), Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner (VC), Romario Shepherd, Ish Sodhi, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Devon Conway (C), Martin Guptill (VC), Kane Williamson, Kyle Mayers, Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Romario Shepherd, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith.
WI vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choice:
Rovman Powell will play in his 50th match in the third T20I after making his debut in 2017 against Pakistan. He has had a lot of success this year and has established himself as a mainstay of the West Indies team. The right-handed batsman began this year against England by scoring his first century in T20Is. In the second T20I of the three-match series, he struck another half-century against Bangladesh after scoring one against India in February of this year. He has not distinguished himself in this format since that inning. In his last 8 games for the West Indies, he has failed to score more than 30 runs in one inning.
Trent Boult has already chosen to terminate his NZC contract, and it is unknown when he will don the Kiwi jersey. This year, he has only participated in two T20Is and has only recorded one wicket. Boult is a bowler who can influence the ball’s movement, thus he belongs in your fantasy team. But choosing him to lead your fantasy team could be a dangerous move.
Player you should avoid:
Nicholas Pooran has accomplished scoring more than 30 runs in an inning twice since being named the full-time captain of the West Indies’ limited-overs team. He has even failed to score more than 25 runs in an innings just once in the past seven games. Pooran has been plainly out of shape lately, therefore it’s possible that you shouldn’t have him on your fantasy team.