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West Indies aim to bounce back in first T20I vs New Zealand

by Athar Ansari Dec 29, 2017 • 11:49 AM

Nelson (New Zealand), Dec 28 (CRICKETNMORE) - After staying winless in the Test and One-Day International (ODI) series, the West Indies will aim to bounce back in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Saxton Oval here on Friday.

The T20I World Champions earlier suffered heavy defeats at the hands of New Zealand in both the Test (0-2) and the One-Day International (0-3) series. 

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The concern, however for the visitors will be some key players missing in the squad -- spinner Sunil Narine and hard-hitting batsman Kieron Pollard have skipped the tour citing personal reasons while all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been sidelined with an injury on his right hand and Alzarri Joseph is out with a back strain. 

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