The weekend kicks off with ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 favourites, India taking on Afghanistan. That match will later be followed by 2nd placed New Zealand, facing West Indies. Both teams come into the match on the back of completely contrasting results and an abandoned game each. The Kiwis have yet to lose a match, having just one abandoned. Meanwhile the West Indies have racked up one win out of a potential 4.
Both New Zealand and West Indies have played seven matches between them, with the Kiwis leading 4-3. The Black Caps have a mighty high score of 393 compared to West Indies’ 250. Meanwhile, West Indies have a lowest score of 158 to NZ’s 156.
Predicted Playing 11
New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
Weather and pitch report
Generally speaking, the Old Trafford Cricket Ground is a batting pitch. Over here, the key will be the toss and opting to bat first regardless of the conditions.
The good news is that the weather won’t play spoilsport between West Indies and New Zealand. The weather is predicted to be sunny throughout the day. So as a result, people will get to witness a proper match.
Prediction for match result
The pressure is on the Windies to somehow try and move up the order, as a top 4 finish will be a tall order. So far, they have endured a miserable campaign at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, losing all but one.
New Zealand, on the other hand, have never been any stronger than they have in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In conclusion, this West Indies vs New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should go in the Kiwi’s favour. West Indies, for all their boasting of having the strongest batting lineup and breaching 400 runs, have yet to make good on that promise.