It is believed that all players and support staff have cleared Covid-19 tests ahead of the series opener next week, but despite the resources available, New Zealand A have included just one capped player in the side.
On the other hand, the West Indies squad will comprise of regular players. This obviously gives them the advantage of quality and experience, but the goal of the practice match is for the cricketers to get back in shape and execute plans and work on their communication.
Considering the strength of the West Indies unit, they will walk into this clash as favourites.
Squads to choose from
New Zealand A
Dane Cleaver, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Will Young, Henry Cooper, Cole McConchie, Sean Solia, Blair Tickner, Ben Sears, Ken McClure, Joe Carter, Nathan Smith, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Rae
Shane Dowrich, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase (C), Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite, Alzarri Joseph, Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder
Note: Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul haven’t completed their 14-day quarantine period yet and hence, won’t be available for this practice match.
Predicted Playing 11
New Zealand A
Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Will Young, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears, Nathan Smith, Dane Cleaver, Rachin Ravindra, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Michael Rae
Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Rahkeem Cornwall, Chemar Holder
Match: New Zealand A vs West Indies
Venue: John Davies Oval, Queenstown
Date and time: 20th November, 2020 at 3:30 AM IST
As history suggests, the pitch on this ground tends to favours the batsmen during the second innings. A lot of international matches haven’t been played on the ground and hence, the data sample size is small. However, since the weather is also expected to be clear with periodic cloudy skies, opting to bowl after choosing toss would be the best option for both sides.
NZ-A vs WI Dream 11 Fantasy SuggestionsNZ-A v WI Dream11 Tips
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Shane Dowrich, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Michael Rippon, Rachin Ravindra, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner
Captain: Henry Nicholls, Vice-Captain: Roston Chase
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Dane Cleaver, Devon Conway, Will Young, Kraigg Brathwaite, Michael Rippon, Roston Chase, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jacob Duffy, Alzarri Joseph, Blair Tickner
Captain: Kemar Roach, Vice-Captain: Devon ConwayPublished 19 Nov 2020, 19:08 IST