WI vs NZ Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 10, 2022
West Indies just completed a T20 series against India and will now host New Zealand. While the West Indians have been playing a lot of cricket, the results have not come their way and the team would be getting a bit worried in the leadup to the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand is always a threat in any format thanks to its consistency and depth. It would be targeting nothing less than a convincing win in this series. All the cricket betting sites have New Zealand as the favorite to start this match with a win.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 2022. The match is going to be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on the 10th of August 2022.
WI vs NZ Team Previews
West Indies played some good cricket but never really came close to matching India in its previous series. One of the big weaknesses was its inability to play quality spin and inconsistency in the bowling lineup. Players tried their best and there were a few memorable cameos but on the whole, their best players let the team down.
Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, and Jason Holder have to be among the players that need to improve their performances. West Indies has a strong batting lineup with some very good hitters and a decent amount of depth in its lineup.
However, in the current form, we are hesitant to bet on any one of the West Indian batters individually.
Among the bowlers, Akeal Hosein was easily the best with Obed McCoy also showing us what he is capable of in one match. You can look to bet on of these two for the Top Bowler West Indies betting market.
West Indies Playing 11
Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, DC Thomas, Shimron Hetmyer, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Jason Holder, Odean Smith.
New Zealand is pretty much at full strength for this series and will be using it as an important step towards their T20 World Cup build-up. The batting is in excellent hands with the likes of Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, and James Neesham available.
in fact, one of the key things for New Zealand would be to find a way to play all of its promising batters in their preferred positions. There are youngsters pushing for spots and that is a sign of excellent domestic cricket health.
Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, and Tim Southee are all in the squad but one of these four will have to sit out. We suspect New Zealand will rotate its bowlers and give them a chance to rest as well. Ish Sodhi and Mitch Santner will have a big role to play in this series as New Zealand tries to expose the West Indian weaknesses against spin.
New Zealand Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, KS Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, TG Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
WI vs NZ Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The conditions in Jamaica are not very encouraging and there is a lot of rain around. We could have some interruptions or even a no-result. If the weather does clear and allow for some cricket, then expect a good batting surface that is a bit slow with inconsistent bounce.
We don't think the match is going to be very high-scoring and something around 170 could be very hard to chase down indeed.
WI vs NZ Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 team and Dream11 tips for West Indies vs New Zealand 1st T20 2022
WI vs NZ Playing 11
- N Pooran
- F Allen
- D Conway
- S Hetmyer
- B King
- G Phillips
- D Mitchell (c)
- M Santner (vc)
- A Hosein
- L Ferguson
- O McCoy
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
WI vs NZ Betting Tips
We are going to bet on New Zealand to win. It has a stronger bowling attack and its batting lineup is also very talented. West Indies has power but it does not use it very well.
Bet on New Zealand to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
The pitch at Sabina Park is not that great for scoring runs and the outfield is going to be heavier with rain around. Also, West Indies has barely managed to reach 100 runs in its previous two matches. We think Under 310.5 is the wager to make here.