T20 World Cup 2024: Match 26, WI vs NZ Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 World Cup match between WI vs NZ?

West Indies and New Zealand are all set to clash against each other on the 26th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 which is going to be held on Thursday,13th July at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. 

The co-hosts of the tournament, West Indies(WI) will face New Zealand with Rovmen Powell leading the side.

West Indies has already marked a strong statement by winning the first two matches against Papua New Guinea and Uganda at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

In their opening match against Papua New Guinea, Powell and the team held the opponent at 136/8 and eventually achieved the target with one over remaining and 5 wickets in hand.

In their most recent match against Uganda, West Indies managed to score 173/5 as they batted first but surprisingly it was not their batting that won them the match but thanks to their bowling, particularly Akeal Hosein who alone claimed 5 wickets and assisted his team in scoring 134 run win. 

New Zealand, on the other hand, is having its second match against the West Indies. In their previous match fought against Afghanistan, New Zealand had to face defeat. While chasing a score of 160 runs, the black caps were bowled out for just 75 runs, resulting in a huge margin defeat of 84 runs. 

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WI vs NZ Match Details :

MatchWest Indies Vs New Zealand, Match 26
VenueBrian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
Date & TimeThursday, June 13, 6:00 AM IST
Live Broadcast and StreamingStar Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar App and Website

WI vs NZ Pitch Report :

The pitch at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad is one of the slowest surfaces in the Caribbean and thus the pitch is considered to be sluggish. While spinners have tremendous turn and bounce, batters frequently find it difficult to score large totals. Teams batting first have won three out of seven matches held at the venue, while teams batting second have won four. Here the first-inning score is 161 runs on an average. Whoever wins the toss will likely choose to bowl first.

WI vs NZ Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played19
Won by West Indies06
Won by New Zealand11
No Result02
First-ever Fixture16 Feb 2006
Most-recent Fixture14 Aug 2022

WI vs NZ Probable Playing XIs :

West Indies (WI): 

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

New Zealand (NZ):

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Michael Bracewell, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Philips, Mark Chapman, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry

Match Winner : New Zealand

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