West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women – The T20I series between West Indies Women and New Zealand Women got off to a flying start with a thrilling one-run win by the home side. West Indies Women appear to have found their footing in the shortest format after losing the ODI series. The Kiwis batted surprisingly poorly and will be eager to improve their performance in the next match.
The 2nd T20I of West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women will take place on October 1, 2022 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women, 2nd T20I, New Zealand Women Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: October 01 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
West Indies Women have now won two consecutive limited-overs series matches against New Zealand Women, the third and final ODI and the first T20I. They have momentum and will be looking to capitalize on it. The West Indies batters struggled to make a decent score on this pitch once more, and were bowled out for 115 in 20 overs. Aaliyah Alleyne led the way with a brave 49 off 37 balls, but she was the only notable performer.
Fortunately, the West Indies were excellent with the ball and kept the opposition batters on a tight leash. Chinelle Henry stole the show with 3-26 in four overs. Leg-spinner Afy Fletcher (2-18 off 4 overs) and off-spinner Karishma Ramharack (1-15 off 4 overs) both shone once more. The two spinners will be crucial throughout the series.
Hayley Matthews(c), Natasha McLean(w), Aaliyah Alleyne, Chedean Nation, Kyshona Knight, Rashada Williams, Chinelle Henry, Shabika Gajnabi, Afy Fletcher, Shakera Selman, Karishma Ramharack, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow, Sheneta Grimmond, Shamilia Connell, Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle
Possible Playing XI:
Hayley Matthews (c), Kyshona Knight, Natasha McLean (wk), Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Chedean Nation, Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams, Shabika Gajnabi, Aaliyah Alleyne
New Zealand Women’s performance in the first T20I would be disappointing. Their batting unit crumbled while chasing a modest target and couldn’t get past the line. Captain Sophie Devine’s 23 off 18 balls was the top and middle-only order’s notable contribution. Hannah Rowe’s brilliant cameo of 27* off 21 balls got the Kiwis close, but it wasn’t enough. But the Kiwis shouldn’t be too concerned because Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, and Maddy Green are all on the rise.
This series, New Zealand’s bowling has been outstanding. Fran Jonas, a left-arm spinner, was outstanding in the powerplay, returning with figures of 2-13 in 4 overs. Amelia Kerr (3-16 off 4 overs) and Devine (2-15 off 3 overs) also contributed significantly. The team may be tempted to try Jess Kerr, the ODI series’ leading wicket-taker, in the next match.
Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Lauren Down, Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Isabella Gaze(w), Fran Jonas, Molly Penfold, Eden Carson, Brooke Halliday, Jess Kerr
Possible Playing XI:
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen/ Jess Kerr, Isabella Gaze (wk), Hannah Rowe, Lauren Down, Georgia Plimmer, Fran Jonas
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Top Team Batsmen
Only four West Indies Women batters – Hayley Matthews, Aaliyah Alleyne, Rashada Williams, and Chinelle Henry – scored in double figures in the series opener. Alleyne led the team in scoring with 49 runs on 37 balls.
The White Ferns batted poorly on Wednesday, but Hannah Rowe’s 27 not out from 21 balls at number nine in the batting order almost saved them. Rowe and Captain Sophie Devine were the only players to hit sixes in the inning.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Top Team Bowlers
Alleyne was the only West Indies Women’s bowler to go wicketless in Antigua on Wednesday, despite her stellar batting performance. All five other bowlers took at least one wicket, with Chinelle Henry leading the charge with 3-26 from four overs.
The standout bowlers for New Zealand Women in the first WT20I were Fran Jonas (2-13), Amelia Kerr (3-16), and Sophie Devine (2-15). Jonas and Kerr’s figures came from four overs and more than compensated for Lea Tahuhu, who was unusually expensive, conceding 23 runs from two overs.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will most likely bat first.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Pitch Report
At Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, the average total for the team batting first is 128. We’ve already seen how difficult it is for batters to get going on this surface and put up big numbers. A winning total of around 140 by the team batting first will suffice.
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium pitch has proven to be slow and two-paced. The ball grips and does not come on easily to the bat, making it an unsuitable T20 pitch. Batters will struggle to score freely again, whereas spinners and slower bowlers will have a field day.
The weather in Antigua on game day will be pleasant and cool.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Prediction
After losing the first two ODIs in this limited-overs series, the West Indies Women have made a strong comeback. However, their batting woes remain unresolved, and the absence of Stafanie Taylor will be detrimental. New Zealand struggled with the bat, but they should be able to recover. Their bowling has been excellent, but it is now up to their middle order to contribute significantly. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
New Zealand Women is the favourite to beat West Indies Women at the odds of 1.33.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Odds for Most Recommended Bet
Recommended Bet –
Sophie Devine averages 30.34 in this format and is a strong contender for New Zealand Women’s highest run scorer against West Indies Women and is recommended by Cricbaba to bet on.