Fantasy Tips - New Zealand v West Indies on December 29

COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: New Zealand v West Indies on December 29


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With two whitewashes in two formats, the West Indies would be hoping for a turn in fortunes when the action moves to their favorite format of the game. The two sides are set to play three T20Is in the series. The first match will be played at Nelson on December 29. So far, the West Indies tour of New Zealand is going the Kiwi’s way. All of us hope the power hitters of Windies like Chris Gayle perform exquisitely and give us a hell of a show in the upcoming T20Is. The first T20I of this series would be held at Saxton Oval. This would be the first T20I being held here. The average 1st Innings score in ODI is 256 and the highest total ever recorded was 322, which shows that the pitch isn’t that batting friendly. Although T20Is would be a different ball altogether, the game might progress differently. New Zealand are the obvious favorites amongst the bookmakers to start the T20 international series off with a win after having completely dominated the Windies in the longer formats.

         Best economical pick – Tom Bruce drafted into the New Zealand T20 squad on account of being a powerful hitter of the ball. He has an overall strike-rate of 150 in T20s, which exemplifies his potential with the bat. If he bats for a major part of 20 overs, then New Zealand might set daunting task for West Indies.

         Top captains & vice captains – It is true that Chris Gayle doesn’t always come through, but he is still the number 1 T20 batsman. He has the power and style to hit the ball out of the park no matter how long or short the boundaries are. Therefore, you should definitely add Chris Gayle to your team. Hard hitting New Zealand batsman Colin Munro had certainly become a household name a few days ago when he smashed his second T20I ton in the match against India. While most players struggle to even get close to the 100-run mark, there stands this gentleman named Colin Munro, who has two T20I tons to his name.

         Smart pick – Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner has been in great touch for New Zealand in the T20Is. He has been wily and hasn’t allowed the batsmen to take him for runs. After picking up 3 wickets in the last ODI, the all-rounder will look to continue his good form in the T20 series as well.

       Cautious Pick – Lately, Martin Guptill hasn’t quite been in the best of forms as he has struggled to get himself going. In the last Series against India, he got starts, but couldn’t convert them into big scores. So be careful before picking him in your squad.

My XI – Chris Gayle (Captain), Colin Munro (Vice-Captain), Mitchell Santner, Tom Bruce, Ish Sodhi, Kesrick Williams, Lockie Ferguson, Shai Hope, Andre Fletcher, Samuel Badree, Ross Taylor

By Coc Fantasy - 28 Dec, 2017

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