The first ODI finally took place and although it was shortened the game was still a very thrilling. In a 33 overs game, West Indies ensured there was some fight, but rain kept playing small sport as they fell behind when the final rain interruption took place. There is some rain expected for the upcoming game as well, and West Indies will hope they are on the right side of rain interruptions this time around.
Played- 21 | West Indies Women- 8 | New Zealand Women- 12 | No result- 1
Date: 22nd September 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
The weather at Antigua is pretty dry with high chances of scattered rainfall during the WI-W vs NZ-W fixture.
The Antigua track is dry and uneven. There will be some help for the fast bowlers while spin will make an appearance later on. Batting first is a better option.
Rashada Williams, Natasha McLean, Shabika Gajnabi, Stafanie Taylor, Hayley Matthews, Kyshona Knight, Chinelle Henry, Shakera Selman, Afy Fletcher, Shafilila Connell, Karishma Ramharack
Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Amelia Kerr, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr
While West Indies are yet to announce their squad, Hayley Matthews‘s role is set to be a big one. With Deandre Dottin now retired, she will have to shoulder the all-round duties and cover the loss of a player who could take up multiple roles with a lot of courage.
Amelia Kerr went on a brief break and is now back. She is not leading the side anymore but came out with a lot of freedom in, steering her side home in a run-chase. She is back and the middle-order looks a lot stronger with her presence.
West Indies and New Zealand have had some good encounters in the past. While West Indies won the most recent big encounter, New Zealand could back themselves here given their overall strength and the fact that West Indies will be heading into a slight transition phase.