Fantasy Preview | CWC22 | M#1 - NZ v WI
Written By: Cricket Queens
The wait of 5 years is finally over! The World Cup is back after being postponed for a year and the hosts New Zealand take on West Indies in the opening game of the tournament.
VENUE: Bay Oval, Tauranga
If it’s New Zealand, the ball’s got to swing in the early phases of both innings. The average score at this venue in 12 games has been just 232 runs, but it should be a good batting track once the first 10 overs pass by in each innings.
If New Zealand bat first, one can expect scores in excess of 250. If West Indies bats first, then the score could be in the range of 190-230.
HEAD-TO-HEAD (Last 5 games):
NZ - 4 | WI - 1
New Zealand: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (C), Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite (Vc), Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Katey Martin (Wk), Lea Tahuhu, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe
West Indies: Deandra Dottin, Rashada Williams, Kycia Knight, Stafanie Taylor (C), Hayley Matthews, Shemaine Campbelle (Wk), Chedean Nation, Chinelle Henry, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman
- Amelia Kerr (Bat + Bowl)
- Sophie Devine (Bat + Bowl)
- Amy Satterthwaite (Bat + Bowl)
- Jess Kerr (Bowl)
- Stafanie Taylor (Bat + Bowl)
- Hayley Matthews (Bat + Bowl)
- Shemaine Campbelle (WK)
- Karishma Ramharack (Bowl – Subject to selection) / Anisa Mohammed
- Hannah Rowe
- Maddy Green (If NZ bat first)
- Any 1 pacer (Selman/Connell/Henry)