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WI vs NZ Match Details

Match: West Indies vs New Zealand, 1st ODI | New Zealand Tour of West Indies

Date: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022 / Thursday, 18 Aug 2022

Time: 23:30 (GMT+5.5) / 00:00 (GMT+6)

Format: ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

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  • The previous 10 ODI matches that New Zealand has played have been wins, and the team has a stellar record.
  • New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill has been in great form, which strengthens the team.
  • West Indies is in horrible form as they have only won once in their last 10 ODI matches.


The West Indies and New Zealand begin their three-match ODI series on Wednesday afternoon at the Kensington Oval in Barbados after wrapping up their IT20 series on Sunday in Sabina Park, Jamaica. West Indies’ most recent series against India in this format ended 3-0 at home last month. In the most recent ODI, New Zealand defeated Scotland.  At 14:00 local time, the first ODI begins.

West Indies recovered some of its pride by winning the final match on Sunday after losing the first two IT20s.  However, they will play against one of the top teams in this format and have a very terrible ODI record.

In this format, New Zealand has been unbeaten for more than two years. Although they defeated Ireland, Scotland, and the Netherlands last month, this will be a far stiffer test for them.

WI vs NZ Weather Report

On August 17, there would be some light cloud cover across Barbados.

WI vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

We have observed that the teams batting first have an advantage in the most recent matches played at this location. The first innings should be batted on this surface since it is the best, and the team attempting to chase down the total has had trouble on a wicket that keeps slowing down. In this game, the team winning the toss should not hesitate to bat first.

WI vs NZ Pitch Report

In general, this wicket benefits slower bowlers and spinners more than it does pacers. Any score between 280 and 290 will be challenging to overtake.

West Indies Team News & Probable Playing XIs

We anticipate Nicholas Pooran, who was rested for the last IT20 on Sunday, to return and captain the side in this match. With Roston Chase’s injury-related absence neither Rovman Powell nor Romario Shepherd has a spot on the team.

Recent form – L L L L L

West Indies’s Probable XI

Nicholas Pooran (c), Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Jayden Seales 

New Zealand Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Trent Boult was the only rested player in the last IT20, so there was no time for emotion or awarding caps to new players. With more than a year until the ODI World Cup, this series could end up being significantly different, but we anticipate the Black Caps to field their strongest XI for this series’ first match.

Recent form – W W W W W

New Zealand’s Probable XI

Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

WI vs NZ Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost
West Indies 0 5
New Zealand 5 0

WI vs NZ – 1st ODI, Dream 11


  • Shai Hope (vc) 


  • Kane Williamson (c)
  • Martin Guptil
  • Brandon King


  • Jason Holder 
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Micthell Santner 
  • Kyle Mayers


  • Trent Boult  
  • Tim Southee  
  • Gudakesh Motie

WI vs NZ 1st ODI Dream 11

WI vs NZ Prediction

Winning the toss

  • New Zealand

Top batsman

  • West Indies – Brandon King  
  • New Zealand – Kane Williamson 

Top bowler

  • West Indies – Akeal Hosein 
  • New Zealand – Michael Bracewell

Most sixes

  • West Indies – Brandon King
  • New Zealand – Kane Williamson

Player of the Match

  • New Zealand – Kane Williamson

Team Scores Batting First

  • West Indies – 280+
  • New Zealand – 230+

New Zealand is the favorite to win this match.


While there are some new players in this West Indies team, they must find the same spirit if they are to challenge New Zealand in this first ODI. West Indies displayed a lot of character to win the last IT20. We anticipate the hosts to push New Zealand close in this format as they did against India last month, but we are picking New Zealand to win.

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