ICC Cricket World Cup | Match 29: West Indies Vs New Zealand – Prediction, Team Analysis, Playing XIs and Streaming Details

West Indies VS New Zealand


New Zealand is having a great time. But with the previous match showed some signs of losing form. Before the last game, they had a long break of 11 days which included the game abounding of India without a toss. They are on winning streak in the tournament by defeating Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and South Africa. Each was a wicket win by ten, two, seven and four respectively. 

West Indies after their win against Pakistan the impression was of being a strong contender. They have potent players like Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmeyer. But the hopes of fans shattered after Australia, England and Bangladesh thrashed them. The defeat against Australia and England was no surprise, but the way they were humiliated by Bangladesh was unexpected.

Both the teams are meeting each other after two years, but New Zealand has been dominative in the previous matches. They are meeting at Old Trafford Machester in the doubleheader Saturday.

Pitch Conditions And Weather

Out of 47 finished ODIs at the scene, 20 went for the group batting second. In any case, in the progressing World Cup, the pursuing groups haven’t had the bit of leeway using any and all means. India and England have beaten their rivals by 89 and 150 runs individually. Henceforth, it would be progressively reasonable to put keeps running on the board and after that exert pressure on the opposition

Old Trafford, ICC Cricket World Cup

Another good match is going to happen at Old Trafford, Manchester. The weather also wants to experience this clash. The clouds are going to be there, and their density will be increasing as the day goes on. The temperature will around 20-degrees Celcius and humidity around 50 to 62%

Team Analysis:

West Indies

West Indies Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Caribbean group is probably going to get Carlos Brathwaite instead of Darren Bravo. Their bowling has been a smidgen worse than average, and Carlos gives them the extra bowling choice. Shannon Gabriel surrendered keeps running at an economy of more than nine versus the Tigers, and he may need to clear path for Kemar Roach. Andre Russell‘s knee issue will likewise involve worry for the group.

In the batting line-up, Gayle has been a touch conflicting after his fifty in the main match. Shai Hope has scored 186 runs. However, the strike-rate of 68.13 needs to go up. Evin Lewis got a vital lift after his 70 in the recent match. Nicholas Pooran‘s super hot structure is additionally a positive sign for the Caribbeans. Jason Holder has blown somewhat hot and cold, and he should be large and in charge.

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach.
West Indies Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
West Indies
Possible XI

New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup

The Kiwis are unbeaten after five matches and may not roll out any improvements to their eleven. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have gotten the OK scores, yet the group will need their openers to change over the start. Kane Williamson must overflow with certainty after his match-winning century versus the Proteas. He has been expelled just once in the competition, and he’ll be a key.

Ross Taylor capitulated to an extreme disappointment the last time, and he’ll be quick to offer some reparation. Tom Latham hasn’t precisely got moving, and he’ll need to hit his lashes at the most punctual. James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme are in not too bad enough structure. In the bowling assault, Lockie Ferguson has been their champion entertainer with 11 wickets. Trent Boult has been conservative however needs to get wickets.

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
New Zealand Cricket Team, ICC Cricket World Cup
New Zealand
Possible X1

Streaming, Predictions and Final Word​

Tight competition is on the cards. But watching the current performance of New Zealand, it will be difficult for Indies to stop them. The power needs to lash out in bowling as they did in batting. 

Chris Gayle will perform for West Indies and Ross Taylor for New Zealand.

Prediction: Windies can win this match.


  • Online: Hotstar
  • TV Broadcast: Star Sports
  • Time : 18:00 IST

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