Hetmyer To Replace Rutherford? WI's Probable XI For T20 World Cup Match Vs NZ

Hetmyer likely to make a comeback Vs NZ [X]
Hetmyer likely to make a comeback Vs NZ [X]

After crushing Uganda by a massive margin, West Indies' T20 World Cup caravan continues as they take on New Zealand in a crucial group stage match on June 13, at the Brian Lara Stadium.

The co-hosts, West Indies started off their World Cup campaign with a sluggish win over Papua New Guinea, and continued the winning run with a mauling of Uganda. However, they will face their toughest yet against the Kiwis, who got embarrassed at the hands of Afghanistan, a few days ago.

For the Windies, everything clicked against Uganda. The batters played well on a sluggish surface, and the bowlers exceeded expectations, bundling out the opposition for a mere 39. However, against a formidable New Zealand attack, they need to make one key change to strengthen the squad.

The Windies have too many all-rounders in the playing XI, and they might be tempted to include Shimron Hetmyer in the side in place of Sherfane Rutherford. New Zealand have a class bowling attack, and the Windies would need a solid middle-order player to tackle the bowlers, and Hetmyer could be the answer to that.

Other than him, the team management would like to go with the same squad that thrashed Uganda.

West Indies' probable XI For NZ clash

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell (c), Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudukesh Motie