West Indies go up against New Zealand in the second T20I match on Saturday, August 13 at Sabina Park in Jamaica from 12:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

The New Zealand cricket team beat the West Indies by 13 runs in the first T20I. The Kiwis posted 185 in their first innings thanks to a 33-ball 47 from Kane Williamson and Devon Conway’s 43 of 29 balls. James Neesham’s 33-run cameo helped the Blackcaps cross the 180-run mark. Odean Smith picked three wickets with the ball for the West Indies while Jason Holder and Obed McCoy picked one wicket each.

The West Indies were restricted to 172 in their chase thanks to Mitchell Santner’s match-winning spell of 3/19 with the ball. Shamarh Brooks top-scored for the Men in Maroon with 42 runs followed by a 16-ball 31 from Romario Shepherd. The West Indies cricket team had recently lost 4-1 to India in a T20I series.

West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I odds

Parimatch odds: West Indies: 2.60, New Zealand: 1.51

1xBet odds: West Indies: 2.75, New Zealand: 1.44

Betway odds: West Indies: 2.50, New Zealand: 1.45

MELBET odds: West Indies: 2.75, New Zealand: 1.44

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 T20Is

New Zealand have won 10 while the West Indies have won five of their 17 matches against each other in T20Is; the remaining two games were abandoned.

West Indies have lost all their last four T20Is against New Zealand.

West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I probable playing XI

West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (captain and wicketkeeper), Shimron Hetmyer, Devon Thomas, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Obed McCoy.

New Zealand: Devon Conway (wicketkeeper), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.

West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I top picks

West Indies: Kyle Mayers will be the player to watch out for from the hosts. The southpaw has scored 325 runs in T20Is at an average of 25.00. The 29-year-old has a strike rate of 137.74 and has smashed two half-half centuries in this format with a top-score of 73.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson will be the top pick from the Blackcaps. The 32-year-old has scored 2068 runs in T20Is at an average of 32.60 with a top-score of 95. The Kiwi batter also has a strike rate of 124.35 and has scored 14 half-centuries in this format. Williamson has picked six wickets in T20Is.

West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I prediction

New Zealand are the favourites to win the second T20I against the West Indies. The Kiwis have won all their last five T20Is and also have a good head-to-head record against the Men in Maroon in this format 

The West Indies have historically done well in this format of the game but have struggled recently. However, the Men in Maroon have all the firepower needed to beat a strong side like the Kiwis.

West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 32°C

Precipitation: 30%

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 15 km/h