Shivani Shukla ∙ Sep 28 2022, 12:30 AM

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

image-l8kmkuc4Amelia Kerr in action / PC: Twitter

After an exhilarating finish to the three-match ODI series between West Indies Women and New Zealand Women, the focus now shifts to T20Is, with the two teams set to lock horns in the first of the three matches on Wednesday (September 28) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. 

New Zealand Women completed a 3-0 series sweep against West Indies Women after their batters eke out a four wickets victory in the final ODI. The White Ferns will now look to stamp their authority in the shortest format as well. 

Speaking of West Indies Women, the Hayley Kristen Matthews-led side would be looking to put their recent blemishes in ODIs behind them and start the T20I series on a fresh note.

All in all, the three-match T20I series promises to be a cracking one with New Zealand Women looking to continue their domination in white-ball cricket and West Indies Women anticipating a comeback. 

Key Players

  • Amelia Kerr: The New Zealand all-rounder ended the ODI series as the top run-getter with 98 runs in three matches. She also had one wicket to her name in three innings.
  • Lauren Down: The right-handed batter was the second top run-scorer for New Zealand Women in the ODI series. She amassed 90 runs in three innings at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 66.18.
  • Hayley Kristen Matthews: The West Indies Women skipper was their highest run scorer, having mustered 88 runs in three innings. She was phenomenal with the ball as well, picking up five wickets in three matches. 

Match Details

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua West Indies

Date & Time: 28th September at 11:00 PM IST. 

Live Streaming: FanCode 

Live Commentary: CREX  

Pitch Report 

The surface at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is expected to be a well-balanced one with equal assistance for both batters and bowlers. The team winning the toss will most likely look to bowl first and chase the target later.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips 

Wicket-Keeper: Shemaine Campbelle
Batters: Maddy Green, Stafanie Taylor, Suzie Bates
All-Rounders: Hayley Kristen Matthews, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr
Bowlers: Hayley Jensen, Jess Kerr, Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher 

Captain: Hayley Kristen Matthews 
Vice-Captain: Sophie Devine 

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