New Zealand vs West Indies – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is New Zealand vs West Indies taking place? Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is New Zealand vs West Indies taking place? Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

What is the expected weather for New Zealand vs West Indies? 21c with a chance of rain that could affect play

What channel is New Zealand vs West Indies on? The match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream New Zealand vs West Indies? The match will not be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for New Zealand vs West Indies? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

LAST MEETING
New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand won the opening T20 match of the series as they chased down 179 in a rain-reduced 16-over match but similar to the Windies, they know they have plenty of room for improvement coming into this second game.
  • The bowling was particularly poor other than a stunning performance by Lockie Ferguson who took 5/21 from his four overs but the rest of the bowling attack went for 159/2 from their 12 overs with rustiness clearly an issue for them.
  • If they decide to make any changes, it could very well be Hamish Bennett who drops out of the side after being smashed for 50 from his 2.3 overs and Ish Sodhi could well come into the eleven to boost their bowling options.

WEST INDIES

  • It was a difficult opening game to this T20 series for the West Indies and there were very few players to come out of that game with any credit other than skipper Kieron Pollard who smashed an unbeaten 75 from 37 balls when they were struggling at 59/5 and then took the key wicket of Devon Conway to slow the Blackcaps’ run chase.
  • There was plenty of rust in the Windies’ camp as their bowling was wayward to say the least and their top order was in abysmal form with the bat so they will be keen to get more time in the middle here.
  • Despite that loss, it is unlikely they will make changes as the fundamental problem was a lack of action so the same eleven could be handed another chance as they look to level and stay in the three-match series.

THE PREDICTION

After a thrilling rain-reduced opening game to this series, New Zealand and the West Indies have a quick turnaround here as the second T20 takes place at the Bay Oval. There will be plenty of things both teams will be desperate to improve on as while the first game was highly entertaining, the quality in many areas of both teams’ performances was particularly poor. The bowling especially left a lot to be desired as any wayward balls were punished on the small Eden Park ground and the same will likely happen at the Bay Oval. New Zealand especially will take more confidence from that opening performance and with more of their players showing signs of form, they have to be marginally favoured to edge this one and seal the series.

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