West Indies will be expecting to get back on winning track after their three consecutive losses when they face New Zealand in Manchester on Saturday. Moreover, looking at this ground, the average 1st inning score on this track is 248 while the highest score chased is 205 while doing so. Pacers have dominated in this ground, taking 67% of the wickets and remainder goes into the account of spinners.
While looking at the team performance first comes New Zealand, who have been dominating in this World Cup and are coming to this match after seven successive wins in the ODI format. Moreover, they have struck with their consistent playing XI since their opening encounter against Sri Lanka in Cardiff and makes no sense to tweak their side given the way they have been performing. More than that, their key players Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro have already struck a half-century each in the tournament. While, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, and Lockie Ferguson will be on the mission to continue their winning streak against West Indies.
On the other hand, West Indies are under tremendous pressure as they lost three matches successively and one more loss at this stage will virtually knock them out of the tournament. While they are expected to make one change in their playing XI Carlos Brathwaite might come in place of Darren Bravo as their strategy failed in their last match by playing one extra batsman. Besides all that, Shai Hope