Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: New Zealand vs West Indies 2020 - 3rd T20I
The 3rd T20I of the three-match series between New Zealand and West Indies will be played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui in New Zealand.
The brand of cricket that New Zealand have played in the first two matches of the T20I series has been quite impressive. The team has come out all guns blazing despite the long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rusty West Indies are without several of their first-choice players and are finding it hard to match up to the energy of their opponents. While Lockie Ferguson starred for New Zealand in the first T20I, picking up a 5-wicket haul, new entries in the New Zealand setup, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips shone bright in the second T20I.
While Conway struck 65 off 37 deliveries at a strike rate of 175.68, Glenn Phillips got the distinction of scoring the fastest T20 century for New Zealand which he brought up off just 46 deliveries.
With the ball, Kyle Jamieson looked good for the home side while Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi also kept a check on the West Indies batsmen.
West Indies need Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran to fire in the middle order to get them any success along with the finishing touch from skipper Kieron Pollard.
With the ball, they would expect Oshane Thomas to repeat his heroics of the opening encounter. Sheldon Cottrell and Kesrick Williams also need to step up.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Doug Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Lockie Ferguson
West Indies - Andre Fletcher, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kyle Mayers, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Glenn Phillips (New Zealand), Kieron Pollard (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Glenn Phillips (New Zealand), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)
Man of the Match – Lockie Ferguson
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 200+, West Indies 190+
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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