NZ vs WI 2020

NZ vs WI 2020: New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test: Match Preview

Welcome to the preview of 2020 1st Test Match. Two big teams ready to clash with each other in Hamilton on the 3rd of December. After a big gap, it’s good news for fans as well as fantasy Sports users.


2020: Preview  

New Zealand faced the West Indies in the first Test of the two- series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday. The hosts will be confidently high after making it to the three-match T20I series 2–0. His home form in Test matches has also been excellent. They will back themselves to take all the points from this series, giving them a chance to rise above the World Test Championship points table. 


Date and Time: 3 December, Thursday- 3:30 am (IST)  

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton  


Team news  

New Zealand (NZ): 2020

Will Young has been affirmed to make his introduction without BJ Watling, He will open the batting close by Tom Latham while Tom Blundell, the occupant opener in Australia, will bring the gloves and descend the request.   

Without Colin de Grandhomme, the center and the lower request will bear another look. Kane Williamson should pick between turn bowling allrounder Mitchell Santner and movement bowling allrounder Daryl Mitchell however New Zealand mentor Gary Stead implied that Santner has a favorable position, given how rapidly he contributes Hamilton change character. Santner was likewise a piece of the XI that took on England at this very setting a year ago.  

West Indies (WI): 2020

There is no Shai Hope, who has been dropped because of less form, so Shamarh Brooks will have his spot. Darren Bravo’s return is uplifting news for Holder, particularly considering what the top request resembled in England in bowling-accommodating conditions a couple of months prior.  


Pitch Report  

The wicket at Seddon Park should favor the batsmen. The Seamers should be given some assistance early in the game. The spin shouldn’t play a major role except maybe for the final day. 

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Key Players: 2020

New Zealand (NZ) Key Players

1. K Williamson

  • Career: Runs 6476, Avg. 51 
  • Williamson vs WI: Runs 719, Avg. 48 

2. Trent Boult 

  • Career: Wkts 267, Bowl Avg. 27 
  • Boult vs WI: Wkts 43, Bowl Avg. 22 

West Indies (WI) key Players

1. Jason Holder  

  • Career: Runs 2012, Bat Avg. 32, Wkts 116, Bowl Avg. 26 
  • Holder vs NZ: Runs 97, Bat Avg. 24, Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 50 

2. D Bravo 

  • Career: Runs 3506, Avg. 38 
  • Bravo vs NZ: Runs 447, Avg. 49 

2020 Probable XI  

New Zealand (NZ) Probable XI 

Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson.  

West Indies (WI) Probable XI 

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder ©, Roston Chase, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel. 


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