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Bristol seems a distant, long-lived memory…

West Indies’ ominous win over New Zealand in their final Warm-up gave everyone a taste of what they were capable of. Their total of 421 sent a warning shot, and made it almost impossible to ignore them in the top four conversation. However, they have been disappointing in CWC 2019, with the latest a seven-wicket thrashing by Bangladesh. With Sri Lanka opening the door up with a brilliant victory over England, can Windies win here to keep their tournament alive?

New Zealand, on the other hand, have been pretty smooth sailing. Four wins in each of their four completed games has them sitting pretty in the top four, with hopes rising that this just could be their time. They took advantage of a nervous South Africa last time out, courtesy of Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme in particular who both showed nerves of steel. How will they go today against a Windies’ side that will play with nothing to lose?

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Key to a New Zealand win

New Zealand have four wins in as many games, but it hasn’t always been perfect with the bat. Regular wickets against Bangladesh and South Africa is an area for improvement, with opposition teams looking at their performances and thinking they could really build pressure through dot balls. Martin Guptill is a crucial player in getting the Black Caps off to a fast start, with Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor building on it. These three will be key today in setting the innings up for Jimmy Neesham and in-form Colin de Grandhomme to finish strongly.

Also, can New Zealand’s bowlers tame with Windies’ lineup? The Windies’ middle order looked dangerous against Bangladesh, so can New Zealand ramp up the pressure on them with early wickets? Trent Boult is working up to his best form, but Lockie Ferguson has been a source of great satisfaction for New Zealand so far, sitting fourth in the leading wicket-takers list. Can New Zealand put together another disciplined bowling display?

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Image credit: Twitter. CWC 2019 Match 29: Kane Williamson was superb vs South Africa.

Key to a West Indies win

It was a performance to forget against Bangladesh. The Windies’ got their team balance horribly wrong, resorting to one-dimensional tactics to try and defend their total of 321. Here, how will they take wickets on what is expected to be a good batting track? For starters, their fielding needs to go up a level to build dot-ball pressure on New Zealand. Second, the use of the short-ball needs to be a surprise tactic instead of a predictable one. On the longer square boundaries of Southampton, surprise short balls can work nicely, with Ashley Nurse keeping things as tight as possible from one end.

Also, can the Windies produce a batting performance many expected of them in CWC 2019? They reached 321 vs Bangladesh, but it was far from the brute display (apart from a period of 15 overs) that ought to be the Windies’ strength. Shai Hope has been strong, but his strike rotation needs to improve to keep the scoreboard moving. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis can push New Zealand onto the back-foot early, paving the way for Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder, who hit a combined 83 off 41 balls against Bangladesh, to launch again.

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Image: AP. CWC 2019 Match 29: Can WI bounce back after a few bad displays?

Pitch and conditions

The weather in Old Trafford is expected to be pleasant. Also, the pitch has been pretty good for batting in recent times, with scores of 336 and 397 so far in CWC 2019.

Possible Playing 11

Colin Munro continues to underwhelm for New Zealand at the top of the order. Time for Henry Nicholls? Also, Tom Latham is in need of runs.

New Zealand: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Colin Munro, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Tom Latham (wk), 6. James Neesham, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Mitchell Santner, 9. Matt Henry, 10. Lockie Ferguson, 11. Trent Boult

Ashley Nurse could slot in at number eight after Andre Russell was deemed unlikely to play by skipper Jason Holder.

West Indies: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. Evin Lewis, 3. Shai Hope (wk), 4. Darren Bravo, 5. Nicholas Pooran, 6. Shimron Hetmyer, 7. Jason Holder (c), 8. Ashley Nurse, 9. Shannon Gabriel/Kemar Roach, 10. Sheldon Cottrell, 11. Oshane Thomas

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 7, New Zealand 4, West Indies 3.
  • Martin Guptill hit an incredible 237* against West Indies in the 2015 World Cup Quarter Final.
  • Trent Boult has 17 wickets in seven matches vs West Indies, averaging 15.58.

Dream11 Prediction

West Indies have nothing to lose, which makes this a very interesting game.

They will sure to come out hard, giving all they have to heap pressure on the Black Caps. However, New Zealand are playing well enough to overcome the Windies challenge.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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