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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: New Zealand vs West Indies 2020 - 2nd Test

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates
New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates
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The 2nd Test of the two-match series between New Zealand and West Indies will be played at Basin Reserve, Wellington in New Zealand.

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Kemar Roach was one of the leading bowlers for West Indies in the first test which they lost by an innings and 134 runs. It comes as a huge setback for the team that the pace bowler will fly back home after the death of his father. Wicket keeper batsman Shane Dowrich is also unavailable.

West Indies thus will have to make two forced changes for the next test. 22-year-old right arm fast bowler Chemar Holder who has picked up 79 wickets from 20 first class matches is likely to make his test debut in Roach's place.

In the place of Dowrich, Shimron Hetmyer is likely to claim the spot. Although Hetmyer is still undergoing concussion protocol after a blow to his head in the second T20I but is expected to recover in time.

Kane Williamson was the star for New Zealand in the first test match, scoring his career best of 251 off 412 deliveries. Tom Latham and Kyle Jamieson also played good hands.

With the ball, Tim Southee picked up a 4-fer in the first innings while Neil Wagner bagged a 4-wicket haul in the second innings. New Zealand thus do not have any need to make changes.

The toss will be crucial and the team bowling first will have an advantage. Still, New Zealand are too good to get beaten by this West Indies team in their home conditions.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

New Zealand - Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult 

West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks (wk), Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Chemar Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - New Zealand

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Darren Bravo (West Indies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Trent Boult (New Zealand), Jason Holder (West Indies)

Most Sixes – Tom Latham (New Zealand), Jermaine Blackwood (West Indies)

Man of the Match –  Kane Williamson

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 400+, West Indies 200+

 Match Handicap New Zealand 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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