West Indies go up against New Zealand in the second ODI match on Friday, August 19 at the Kensington Oval in Barbados from 11:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The West Indies cricket team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after defeating New Zealand by five wickets in the first ODI. Batting first, the Kiwis were skittled out for just 190 runs, thanks to a clinical bowling performance by the Men in Maroon. Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph picked three wickets with the ball for the West Indies while Kane Williamson top scored with 34 runs for the Kiwis.
Shamarh Brooks led the chase for the West Indies with a solid knock of 79 runs. The Kiwis were unable to restrict the West Indies as the Men in Maroon chased the target down with 66 balls to spare. New Zealand are currently number one in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings while the West Indies are ninth.
West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI odds
10Cric odds: West Indies: 2.76, New Zealand: 1.43
1xBet odds: West Indies: 2.25, New Zealand: 1.62
Betwinner odds: West Indies: 2.25, New Zealand: 1.62
MELBET odds: West Indies: 2.25, New Zealand: 1.62
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
West Indies vs New Zealand head-to-head in ODIs
New Zealand and West Indies have faced each other in 66 ODIs. The Kiwis have won 28 while the Men in Maroon have come out victorious on 31 occasions; the remaining seven matches ended without a result.
The New Zealand cricket team beat the West Indies 3-0 in their previous ODI series. Trent Boult was adjudged player of the series for his exceptional bowling performance.
West Indies vs New Zealand Squad
West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (captain and wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul, Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph, Jermaine Blackwood, Keacy Carty, Gudakesh Motie, Kevin Sinclair, Odeon Smith, Yannic Cariah.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Ben Sears, Lockie Ferguson.
West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI probable playing XI
West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran (captain and wicketkeeper), Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Kevin Sinclair, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI combined fantasy XI
Shai Hope, Martin Guptill (captain), Kane Williamson, Tom Latham, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Akeal Hosein.
West Indies top picks vs New Zealand 2nd ODI
Martin Guptill: The Kiwi opener has scored 7278 runs in ODIs at an average of 42.31 and a strike rate of 87.51. Guptill has scored 612 runs against the West Indies in 14 ODIs at an average of 51.00. The right-handed batter scored his career-best 237 against the West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.
Kane Williamson: The 32-year-old batter has scored 6207 runs in 145 innings in this format. Williamson has an average of 47.38 in ODIs and scored his runs at a strike rate of 81.66. The Kiwi captain has also scored 13 centuries and 39 half centuries in his 12-year-long career.
New Zealand top picks vs West Indies 2nd ODI
Jason Holder: The All-rounder has picked 148 wickets in 129 ODI for the West Indies at an average of 37.14 and an economy of 5.54. With the bat, Holder averages 24.89 and has scored 2041 runs in 105 innings. He has smashed 11 half-centuries and has the highest score of 99.
Shai Hope: The wicketkeeper batter has been a consistent performer for the Men in Maroon in recent years. Hope has scored 4241 runs in ODIs at an average of 49.31. The 28-year-old has also scored 13 centuries and 20 half centuries in the format.
West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI prediction
Despite the defeat in the first ODI, New Zealand are favourites to win the second ODI. The Kiwis are the number one ranked team in this format and look like a far more balanced unit as compared to the West Indies.
However, the Men In Maroon are likely to put up a strong fight and make it extremely difficult for the Kiwis.
West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 30°C
Wind: 15 km/h