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Debashis Sarangi ∙ Aug 14 2022, 12:32 PM | 2 Min Read

Spotlight: Mitchell Santner, Preview, Key Players, Fantasy Tips and Dream11

image-l6swjapiNew Zealand have already clinched the series

Hosts West Indies will lock horns with New Zealand in the final T20I of the three-match series in Jamaica today at 12.00 AM IST. 

New Zealand won the first two games pretty convincingly, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The Kiwi batting unit has been ruthless in the series, crossing the 180-run mark on both occasions. Although their bowlers were slightly expensive in the first match, they rectified their mistakes with distinction in the last game by restricting the home side to a paltry 125. 

On the other hand, two successive series defeats just prior to the World Cup have raised concerns in the Windies camp. They have been fairly inconsistent with both bat and ball and would like to secure a consolation win to boost their morale. 

Spotlight: Mitchell Santner

The experienced Kiwi all-rounder has exhibited his all-round prowess to perfection in the last few matches. 

image-l6sxabrwSantner starred with the ball in the first two T20Is

After smashing a breathtaking 77* against the Netherlands a few days ago, the tweaker spun his web in the first two matches against West Indies, scalping six wickets at a superb strike rate of 8. Further, his meagre economy of 4.25 suggests how he has exploited the host batters with his guile and accuracy. Therefore, considering Santner's calibre and red hot form, we choose him as the spotlight player in tonight's encounter. 

Key Players

Devon Conway has exhibited his consistency with the bat, amassing 85 runs at a fabulous average of 42.50. 

Odean Smith has shone with the ball for West Indies, picking four wickets at a good average of 15.50. 

Glenn Phillips played a scintillating knock of 76 runs off just 41 balls in the 2nd T20I. 

Match Details

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Live Streaming: FanCode App

Pitch Report: The venue saw the 170-run mark being breached in three out of four innings in the last two games. So, we expect a batting track offering a little assistance to the bowlers in tonight's game. However, as Mitchell Santner has proved earlier, bowlers can be rewarded here only if they keep hitting the right channel. 

CREX 11 Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper: Devon Conway
Batters: Kane Williamson, Shimron Hetmyer, Glenn Phillips
All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Romario Shepherd
Bowlers: Obed McCoy, Tim Southee, Odean Smith

Captain: Glenn Phillips
Vice Captain: Mitchell Santner

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