New Zealand will be eyeing to continue their good run when they face off Windies at County Ground, Bristol for the second warmup game of ICC CWC 19. The BlackCaps thumped India by 6 wickets in the first game and will be featuring with the same confidence against Windies- who are looking low on confidence.
Windies first warmup game against South Africa ended in a no result after rain played spoilsport. They will be eager to return to winning ways as the Carribean side hasn’t tasted success in the last couple of games. They lost the tri-series final in Ireland against Bangladesh and also faced a drubbing in the unofficial warmup game against Australia. While C Gayle, N Pooran and a couple of more players were missing out from the final, Windies will be hoping to start in style.
The match will start at 03:00 PM IST.
New Zealand – 03
No result – 04
*on neutral venues
New Zealand vs Windies 9th Warmup Game
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Time: May 28, 03:00 PM
The first warm-up game between Pakistan and Afghanistan saw both the sides scoring 250+ runs easily. The wicket offered help to both pacers and spinners and a good contest is expected between bat and ball.
Avg 1st inn score: 244
Avg 2nd inn score: 216
Highest Total: 373/5 (50 Ov) by ENGW vs RSAW
Lowest Total: 92/10 (24.5 Ov) by ZIM vs Eng
Highest Chased: 359/4 (44.5 Ov) by Eng vs PAK
Lowest Defended: 182/10 (50 Ov) by NZ vs Eng
New Zealand – W, W, W, L, W
Windies – L, L, W, L, W
NewZealand won the toss and elected to field first.
Matt Henry and Tom Latham were missing out from the first warmup game.
Tom Latham suffered an injury and might remain on the bench while Matt Henry is expected to get a game
From Windies, the whole squad of 15 is available as there is no injury scare.
Tim Southee and Colin Munro is not going to play in today’s warm-up match
Gabriel left out to a minor injury in his hamstring along with Fabian Allen
Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell (wk), Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Latham, Matt Henry
Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen/, Carlos Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas
New Zealand –
Ross Taylor has an average of 48.34 and is sitting third in the ODI rankings. His current form is also good. Taylor has smashed 593 runs in 11 ODIs in 2019 at an average of 74.12. In the first warmup game against India, he scored the match-winning 71 off 75 deliveries.
Kane Williamson averages 45.90 in ODIs. In the previous warmup game, he scored 67 of 87 deliveries which included six fours and a six.
Trent Boult was lethal with his deliveries in the overcast conditions. He returned for 4-33 in his 6.2 overs spell.
Chris Gayle- who missed the tri-series final against Bangladesh is in a great run. In last 5 innings, Gayle has scored 73, 135, 50, 162 and 77 at an average of 99.4. He is a must-have pick in batters
Shai Hope has been impressive in last couple months. He has scored two hundred and two fifties in his last 5 ODI innings.
Jason Holder and Andre Russell will be the key all-rounders in the side. Andre Russell had a terrific run with the bat in IPL 2019 while Jason Holder was key performers from his side in the English domestic tournament. Both will be looking to carry their form.