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3rd ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in 2022: WI against NZ Record comparisons and statistics

Tomorrow at 11:30 PM IST at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, the third and final ODI of the series between West Indies and New Zealand will take place.

West Indies and New Zealand

The three-game One Day International series between West Indies and New Zealand has developed into a thrilling struggle, especially after the Kiwis’ comeback in game two. The second ODI, which was played in the pouring rain, saw New Zealand win well by 50 runs to tie the series after suffering a loss in the first ODI. Tomorrow at 11:30 PM IST at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, the third and final ODI of the series between West Indies and New Zealand will take place.

In the first game, the Caribbean batting unit did well to reach a 191-run goal. The blistering pace attacks of Trent Boult and Tim Southee, however, destroyed them in the second game. For 212 runs, New Zealand was bowled out. Up until the rain decided to play spoiler, it was not appearing to be a big target for the Islanders.

The game was shortened to 41 overs, with 212 runs declared as the final score. The West Indies top order fell apart like a house of cards and was unable to provide the following hitters a solid base. Even Yannic Cariah’s (52 off 84 balls) and Alzeri Joseph’s (49 off 31 balls) excellent efforts in the end failed to turn the tide for the team.

It would be fascinating to see how the West Indies stop the high-flying Black Caps because the series still depends on the outcome of the fourth ODI. The team lead by Kane Williamson has been playing very admirably in 50-over cricket and is now in first place in the ICC ODI rankings.

Head-to-Head: West Indies and New Zealand

Match Played67
West Indies31
New Zealand29
Tie0
No Result07

WI vs NZ Match Details:

West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Date & Time: 21st August at 11:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: FanCode

WI vs NZ, 3rd ODI, Pitch Report:

In ODI cricket, Kensington Oval’s pitch is suitable for both hitters and bowlers. However, the pacers have dominated the first two games and are taking advantage of the extra seams and bounce that the surface is providing.

Injury News:

Due to a quad muscle strain, Kane Williamson will probably miss the third game.

Top Performers Probable WI vs NZ

Probable best batter

Finn Allen:

The 23-year-old opening batsman is in excellent form, and his stunning 117-ball 96-run effort will support him in putting out yet another exhilarating performance in the series-deciding game. He rose to the top of the rankings and took over as the series’ top run-scorer with his knock in the preceding match.

Probable best bowler

Kevin Sinclair:

In his matchup with the guests, spinner Kevin Sinclair is enjoying a dream performance. Even if the efforts were futile, he displayed a superb performance in the second ODI by collecting four significant wickets, including Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Tim Southee, and Trent Boult. He began his debut game by getting the key wicket of Tom Latham. He will therefore be the bowler to be wary of.