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We are very excited now that international cricket is coming back and as many as six teams are going to be playing this coming weekend! New Zealand is hosting the West Indies for a short tour that will comprise 3 T20 internationals and two test matches.
We are starting with the T20 series as some of the biggest names in this format of the game get ready to go head to head.
New Zealand is a formidable opponent anywhere in the world but especially at home. It’s small grounds present a unique challenge that visitors can take time to adjust to. The West Indies have the most exciting T20 team in the world, bar none. If it can play to potential then we are in for an absolutely thrilling ride.
New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 2020 is going to be played at Eden Park, Auckland on the 27th of November 2020.
A lot of the players in the New Zealand camp are a bit short of cricket. There has not been any international or domestic cricket in New Zealand in recent months and a lot of the players have not participated in the T20 Leagues around the world either.
Interestingly, New Zealand has also opted to rest some of its gun players like Trent Bout and Kane Williamson.
In their absence, we think New Zealand is in danger of being undercooked.
The batting is going to be led by Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, and Ross Taylor. Jimmy Neesham and Mark Chapman could find a spot in the middle-order or maybe Devon Conway could get a game.
Either way, there is a lot of talent and experience in this lineup even without Williamson. We are looking at Seifert to be the danger man for NZ in the early matches as he looks to take his game to the next level.
Kyle Jamieson had a brilliant all-round series against India and will be hoping to continue in the same vein against the West Indies as well. Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Mitchel Santner, and perhaps Hamish Bennett could round out the side.
The depth of talent in New Zealand cricket is always good and we have no doubt that they are going to put up an eleven capable of winning. The lack of cricket is something that concerns us, though.
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, GD Phillips, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, TG Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett.
It looks like West Indies cricket is moving on from Andre Russell and we cannot say we blame them. The man is just too injury-prone to stay on the park for a long enough time. There is no lack of world-beaters in the team, though.
The batting is going to be led by Andre Fletcher and Brandon King at the top of the order. Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Kyle Mayers, and maybe Fabian Allen make for a very dangerous batting lineup.
This is a unit that could make an absolute mockery of the boundaries at Eden Park. The six-hitting power and potential are far beyond what New Zealand has at its disposal.
We are very keen to see how Kieron Pollard goes, he has been in terrific form over the last few months and is currently the most dangerous T20 batsman in the world, in our opinion.
Bowling is more of a concern for the West Indies. Sheldon Cottrell is sure to start but the other bowlers are not set in stone. We think Hayden Walsh, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams are likely to start but this could easily change.
The West Indies needs to find a way to avoid those massive overs it tends to give away while fielding. If it can stick to the basics, its batting should be good enough to get it a win.
Brandon King, ADS Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, F Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, KOK Williams, Oshane Thomas.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. Defending can be a nightmare at Eden Park and no target is safe. Batting second should be seen as a significant advantage.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
We have no doubt that the conditions are going to be excellent for batting at Eden Park. There is no rain expected and so there should be no interruptions either. The pitch always has a little bit of extra bounce and so the batsmen need to give themselves just a bit of time. Spinners are going to find it very tough to contain.
A score of around 190 should be seen as par for the venue.
Dream11 team and Dream11 tips for New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 2020
We are going to go with the visitors in this one. The West Indian batting lineup was made for this venue. They have the depth and the power to go all out for the entire 20 overs. It is truly scary what they could achieve if they have a good game. New Zealand has home advantage and a better bowling attack but we think the lack of cricket will work against it.
Bet on the West Indies to win.
The returns on this bet are less than what we prefer but this is as close to a sure thing as we have seen in a long time. Strong batting lineups and a tiny ground. The pitch is expected to be very flat as well. Bet big and take the 20% return.
Oh, Betway, this is why we love you! This is a betting market that you will struggle to find anywhere else. We made a ton of money during the IPL on this and are hoping to continue the same. Pooran scored the fastest fifty in the history of the IPL recently and was one of the most prolific six-hitters. One hit over the boundary gets you a 60% return on your stake!
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