New Zealand v West Indies T20 World cup: Who will win today match

Rusty New Zealand in danger of early exit at the hands of West Indies

New Zealand vs West Indies: Rusty New Zealand in danger of early exit at the hands of West Indies

In all six World Cups since 2015, New Zealand has advanced to the semifinals: in the ODI World Cup in 2015, 2019, and 2023; in the T20 World Cup, in 2016, 2021, and 2022. Since then, they have been the most consistent team in international competitions. On three of those occasions, they made it to the final, but they never won the trophy.

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However, they face the possibility of being eliminated after just one game at the 2024 T20 World Cup. After losing to Afghanistan by 84 runs, they are virtually guaranteed to win their match against the West Indies. The defeat against Afghanistan, when they appeared unprepared both on the field and with the bat, also raised questions about their decision to forgo any warm-up matches.

Changes to Black Caps

Southee in for Henry
Neesham in for Bracewell
Ravindra in for Chapman

Behind the changes Williamson not giving away much ‘new venue, new team.

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West Indies form guide

The Windies are 2-0 at the World Cup after opening with a five wicket win over PNG before dealing to Uganda who were bowled out for 39 as West Indies recorded their largest T20 victory by 134 runs. West Indies have a net run rate of 3.574. New Zealand’s is -4.200.

They had a warm-up win over Australia and a 3-0 series win over South Africa in the lead-up. They have won their last six T20s.

Team Head to Head

They have won 10 of the 19 encounters between the two countries. The Kiwis have also won four of the last five encounters between the two sides from 2019. New Zealand and West Indies have played out three Tied Matches – West Indies has won two of these encounters in the one-over eliminator.

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