Date & Time: Wednesday, January 29, 13:30 IST
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
An upbeat task waits Kiwis against the West Indies
The West Indies and New Zealand are two other sides alongside India and Australia which have set the standards high in the tournament. The West Indies has topped the table in Group B by winning as many as 3 games played. In those 3 games, they were dominant against England & Nigeria, and the other game against Australia went to the wire.
On the other side, New Zealand who has finished second in Group A had fought hard in the defeat against India and in the victory against Sri Lanka as well. Both the teams may have done well in the group stage, yet in this contest the West Indies seems to be stronger than New Zealand, considering their personnel and the performance they have come up with in the tournament.
Willowmoore Park in Benoni is set to host it’s the first match of the tournament. In the two ODIs played at the venue pacers have got more success than the spinners. So expect the same for today’s contest as well.
The Kiwi opening batsman has led the batting in the tournament. He has scored 86 & 42 in the two matches that he has played in the tour. In the format, he has a PPM of 47 and an MDTA of 1.57 in the 11 matches played.
The Kiwi skipper is the most consistent performer of the side. In the 11 matches played so far, he has a PPM of 71 and an MDTA of 1.25. We expect nothing different from him in the side’s crucial match of the season, given his all round credentials.
The Windes all-rounder has been unstoppable with both bat and ball. He has scored 129 runs in 3 innings and picked 6 wickets in two innings. His PPM of 122 in the tour makes him a must-have. He is also the the preferred choice for captain of the fantasy team.
He is the most economical bowler as well as the top wicket-taker for the side in the tour. He has a PPM of 83 in the tour which makes him an unmissable bowler choice in the fantasy team. He bowls the crucial overs for the side in powerplay and also in the death overs.