New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 Highlights – Dec 29, 2017, New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 Highlights Watch Online, New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 Highlights Free Download HD Video, NZ v WI highlights today – First twenty/20 from Saxton Oval, Nelson (New Zealand) Friday 29th December 2017. The weather in Nelson is forecast to be dry for the duration of this match, with temperatures likely to reach the low 20 C range. Saxton Oval has never hosted a T20, but ODI scores of over 300 have occasionally been reached there. Ronsford Beaton has returned home with a side strain, and with Pollard also having pulled out, West Indies’ XI is difficult to predict. They have plenty of options: three potential wicketkeepers and a number of allrounders gracing their squad. Sheldon Cottrell – the left-arm quick who had success in the ODIs – may get his chance to shine in this format also.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Ross Taylor, 4 Glenn Phillips (wk), 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Bruce, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Tim Southee (capt.), 11 Ish Sodhi.
West Indies team/playing XI
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Andre Fletcher, 3 Shimron Hetmyer, 4 Shai Hope (wk), 5 Jason Mohammed, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Carlos Brathwaite (capt.), 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Jerome Taylor, 11 Kesrick Williams/Sheldon Cottrell.
With Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme (who left the country following the death of his father) unavailable, there may be opportunities for the likes of Anaru Kitchen and Tom Bruce. Ross Taylor’s return to the T20 XI may mean that those two players are competing for only one spot, however. Martin Guptill also comes back to the top of the order, after missing the ODIs due to injury.
Highlights will be available after end of the play.
Match Timings: 15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.15, Interval 16.15-16.35, Second Session 16.35-17.55
West Indies tour of New Zealand 1st T20I Highlights
Umpires – Chris Brown, Wayne Knights
TV Umpires – Shaun Haig
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Tony Gillies
Match number – T20I no. 636