West Indies Women go up against New Zealand Women in the first of a three-match ODI series on Friday, September 16 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua from 7 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

In their last ODI outing, the West Indies women’s cricket team lost to Australia Women by 157 runs in the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Chasing a mammoth 306 runs to win, the Windies were skittled out for just 148 runs in the second innings. West Indies Women finished fourth on the points table in the World Cup with seven points in seven games. Hayley Matthews was the top run-scorer for the Windies with 268 runs in eight games at the World Cup.

On the other hand, the New Zealand women’s cricket team were unable to reach the semi-finals as they finished sixth on the points table with six points. The Kiwis beat Pakistan Women by 71 runs in their last league match at Christchurch. The White Ferns, after starting well in the tournament, lost three of their last four matches in the league stage.

West Indies Women are sixth on the ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings while the New Zealand Women are fifth.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women 1st ODI odds

Parimatch odds: West Indies Women: 3.45, New Zealand Women: 1.30

1xBet odds: West Indies Women: 3.5, New Zealand Women: 1.305

Betwinner odds: West Indies Women: 3.48, New Zealand Women: 1.304

Betway odds: West Indies Women: 3.25, New Zealand Women: 1.30

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women head-to-head in ODIs

New Zealand Women have a superior record against West Indies Women in this format having won 11 and lost eight times in encounters between the teams. 

New Zealand have also won four of the last five encounters between the teams although West Indies did emerge on top by three runs in their previous encounter in the ICC Women’s World Cup earlier this year.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women squads

West Indies Women: Hayley Matthews (captain), Stafanie Taylor, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shemaine Campbelle (wicketkeeper), Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shabika Gajnabi, Jannillea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimmond, Chinelle Henry, Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Rashada Williams (wicketkeeper).

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze (wicketkeeper), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Jess Kerr, Amelia Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women 1st ODI probable playing XI

West Indies Women: Hayley Matthews (captain), Shemaine Campbelle (wicketkeeper), Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, Chedean Nation, Jannillea Glasgow, Chinelle Henry, Natasha McLean, Aaliyah Alleyne, Shakera Selman, Shamilia Connell.

New Zealand Women: Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Izzy Gaze (wicketkeeper), Eden Carson, Brooke Halliday, Amelia Kerr, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jonas.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women combined fantasy XI

Sophie Devine (captain), Suzie Bates, Hayley Matthews, Shemaine Campbelle (wicketkeeper), Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Fran Jonas, Shakera Selman.

West Indies Women's top picks vs New Zealand Women

Hayley Matthews: The right-handed batter is one of the best players going around in women’s world cricket. Matthews has scored 1,764 runs in 69 WODIs at an average of 27.13. She has scored three centuries and six half-centuries in this format. Matthews has also picked 78 wickets with the ball at an economy of 4.03. Against New Zealand Women, the 24-year-old cricketer has scored 175 runs in five innings with a top score of 119.

Stafanie Taylor: The 31-year-old all-rounder has scored 758 runs against New Zealand Women in this format at an average of 50.53. Taylor has a top score of an unbeaten 135 against the White ferns and has scored her runs at a strike rate of 77.50 against them. Her stellar record against New Zealand makes her one of the most important players for West Indies Women in the upcoming encounter. Taylor has also picked 24 wickets against the Kiwis in WODIs at an economy of 3.93.

New Zealand Women's top picks vs West Indies Women

Sophie Devine: The New Zealand all-rounder has scored 375 runs in her last 10 WODIs at an average of 37.50 and a strike rate of 92.59. Devine was also the second-highest run-scorer in the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with 177 runs in five games.

Suzie Bates: The 34-year-old was the second highest run-scorer for the Kiwis in the CWG games with 151 runs in five games at an average of 37.75. She also scored 255 runs in the ICC Women’s World Cup at an average of 42.50 and a strike rate of 87.93. Along with Sophie Devine, Bates will be a crucial part of the New Zealand top-order in the upcoming series.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women 1st ODI prediction

New Zealand Women might have struggled in this year’s cricket World Cup but are a much stronger side as compared to the West Indies Women. They are the favourites to win the first match and the series.

West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women 1st ODI playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 30°C

Precipitation: 30%

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 15 km/h

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