West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women – New Zealand Women won the T20I series against West Indies Women after a thrilling fourth match that went to a Super Over. With this victory, New Zealand Women have now won both the ODI and T20I series on this tour, and they have been far superior. West Indies Women will be devastated by the previous match, but they must ensure that they give their fans something to cheer about by winning the fifth and final T20I.
The 5th T20I of West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women will take place on October 6th, 2022 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women, 5th T20I, New Zealand Women Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: October 6, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
West Indies Women played better cricket than the opposition in the fourth match, but were unable to win. West Indies were cruising at 52 for 2 in the tenth over after restricting New Zealand Women for 111-4 in their 20 overs. However, Rashada Williams’ run-out triggered a collapse, and the hosts lost their final 7 wickets for 59 runs to level the scores. New Zealand then chased down 16 in the Super Over to break the hearts of the West Indies.
The home team’s batting once again let them down. Chedean Nation led the team in scoring with 23 points off 28 balls. The top and middle orders failed once more. Their bowling was stronger, with leg-spinner Afy Fletcher (2-6 off 4 overs) and skipper Hayley Matthews (1-15 off 4 overs) keeping the opposition at bay.
Hayley Matthews(c), Stafanie Taylor, Kyshona Knight, Shemaine Campbelle(w), Natasha McLean, Shakera Selman, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Chedean Nation, Sheneta Grimmond, Karishma Ramharack, Rashada Williams, Shabika Gajnabi, Aaliyah Alleyne, Cherry Ann Fraser, Jannillea Glasgow
Possible Playing XI:
Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Kyshona Knight, Rashada Williams (wk), Natasha McLean, Chedean Nation, Shabika Gajnabi, Cherry Ann Fraser, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Sheneta Grimmond
Even though New Zealand Women did not play flawlessly, they were able to win the game. On a slow wicket, they could only manage 111-4 after being asked to bat first. Amelia Kerr’s unbeaten 49 off 47 balls held the innings together. With 73 runs in 4 innings and an average of 24.33, she is now the team’s second-highest run-getter this series. Maddy Green leads the way with 74 runs in 4 innings at a rate of 24.66. While their top two haven’t really clicked in this series, the middle order has come to the visitors’ aid on multiple occasions.
Sophie Devine bowled well, finishing with a spell of 3-29 from 4 overs. The other two who contributed were Jess Kerr (2-13 from overs) and Hayley Jensen (2-18 from 3 overs). The bowlers from New Zealand have been consistently good on this pitch and will continue to pose a challenge to the batters. In this match, New Zealand may use some players from their bench, particularly allrounder Brooke Halliday.
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine(c), Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Maddy Green, Hayley Jensen, Isabella Gaze(w), Hannah Rowe, Lauren Down, Jess Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Eden Carson
Possible Playing XI:
Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Georgia Plimmer, Amelia Kerr, Maddy Green, Lauren Down/ Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Isabella Gaze (wk), Eden Carson, Fran Jonas
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
Throughout the series, scoring even 120 has been difficult at this venue. The pitch does perform better in the second inning, but the difference isn’t statistically significant. To feel completely safe, the team batting first should aim for a total of 120-125 runs.
The pitch at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium has been a letdown. Batters from both teams have struggled to get going and make big scores on this two-paced surface. It’s ideal for slower bowlers and spinners who enjoy the slow nature of the ball.
Today’s weather in Antigua will be clear and pleasant.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Prediction
This series, New Zealand Women have been far and away the better team. Their batting has a lot of depth, and their bowling has a lot of variety. The home team’s batting has consistently let them down. They have been overly reliant on captain Hayley Matthews and Aaliyah Alleyne, while the rest of the team has been inconsistent. With their resources and confidence, the Kiwis should be able to dominate the final match as well. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
New Zealand Women is the favourite to beat West Indies Women at the odds of 1.27.
West Indies Women vs New Zealand Women Odds for Most Recommended Bet
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Sophie Devine’s last-ball six in the Super Over helped New Zealand win the fourth T20I and she is Cricbaba pick for New Zealand’s highest run scorer on Thursday.