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New Zealand VS West Indies, First Test – Fantasy XI Tips, Prediction & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
December 02, 2020 • 15:55 PM View: 331

West Indies will play their first test against New Zealand after three years as the teams are set to make their comeback in tests after a long break.

New Zealand VS West Indies: Match Details

  • Date – 3rd December 2020
  • Time – 3:30 AM IST
  • Venue – Seddon Park, Hamilton 

New Zealand VS West Indies Match Preview:

Kane Williamson will be back as captain of the team. He has had a good IPL season, suggesting that he is fresh and has probably shrugged off the dust he might have had during the lockdown. With Tom Latham and Ross Taylor also in the line-up, the middle order looks strong. 


Mitchell Santner will likely play since the pitch offers something for the spinners as well. Trent Boult's addition to the bowling line-up will add more strength. Kyle Jamieson had a terrific debut series against India earlier this year and has been in good touch ever since. 

For West Indies, Jason Holder will join the team a captain, who also had a good outing in IPL. He will be crucial for the team with both bat as well as the bowl. Darren Bravo is one of the experienced players in the middle order, he will be a key player as well. 

Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel have been terrific contributors for the West Indies cricket and will be handed over the new ball duties. 

West Indies played their last test series back in July while New Zealand in February. The Kiwis are likely to be rusty with some of the players coming back from the injuries. Windies pose a good threat to the hosts. 

New Zealand VS West Indies Head to Head:

  • Total – 47
  • New Zealand – 13
  • West Indies – 15
  • Draw - 19 

New Zealand VS West Indies Team News: 

New Zealand - Mitchell Santner and Devon Conway have been added as cover for Ajaz Patel and BJ Watling, at least for the first test. 

West Indies - There are no injury concerns in the team as of now. 

New Zealand VS West Indies Weather Report:

The weather will be sunny on all five days with a very unlikely chance of rain. 

New Zealand VS West Indies Pitch Report:

The pitch favors the bowlers with some bounce and swing on pitch. The team bowling first has won more matches here. 

New Zealand VS West Indies Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand - Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell(wk), Daryl Mitchell 

West Indies - Jason Holder(c), Shane Dowrich(wk), Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Alzarri Joseph, Shamarh Brooks

New Zealand VS West Indies Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Shane Dowrich
  • Batsmen - Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(C), Ross Taylor, Darren Bravo
  • All-rounders - Mitchell Santner, Jason Holder
  • Bowlers - Neil Wagner, Kyle Jamieson, Trent Boult(VC), Kemar Roach