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Aakash Saini ∙ Sep 22 2022, 8:30 AM | 2 Min Read

WI-W vs NZ-W, 2nd ODI Match Preview, Key Players, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

image-l8c89m64Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine at the crease in first ODI

The West Indies Women will now host New Zealand in the second ODI of their three-match series on Thursday, September 22 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The New Zealanders won the opening contest at the same venue to go 1-0 up in the series.

The first match of the tour turned out to be a rain-curtailed 35-overs affair between the two sides. The hosts, batting first, piled up 168-7 off the back of handy contributions from Kyshona Knight and Chinelle Henry.

Later, the White Ferns hunted down the total via D/L method, reaching 159 in 33 overs. Opening batter Suzie Bates charted a well-compiled 51 at the top while number three Amelia Kerr guided her side past the finishing line with 47*.

The three-match series also constitute a part of the 2022–2025 ICC Women's Championship, a qualifying process for the 2025 Women’s Cricket World Cup.

Key Players

  • Suzie Bates listed 232 runs in seven innings of the Women's Hundred and helped Oval Invincibles to lift the title.
  • Sophie Devine has 3,252 runs to her name in ODIs. The all-rounder has also picked 87 wickets in the format, making her one of the finest all-rounders of the game.
  • Hayley Matthews is fresh from a stellar run in the recently-concluded CPL and 6ixty seasons. In ODIs, she has garnered 1,766 runs and 81 wickets.

Match Details

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Date & Time: September 22 at 7:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode
Live Commentary: CREX

Pitch Report

The conditions at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium are known to be conducive for batters, with some assistance on offer for the spinners as well. In the first ODI of the series played at the venue, the West Indies Women piled up 168 in a rain-curtailed 35-over game. The total was later chased down as the two sides batted at nearly five-an-over throughout the match.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Rashada Williams
Batters: Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates, Chedean Nation
All-Rounders: Hayley Matthews, Sophie Devine, Lea Tahuhu, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: Shamilia Connell, Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr

Captain: Suzie Bates
Vice-Captain: Hayley Matthews

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