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WI vs NZ Playing 11: Southee, Neesham, Rachin back in playing11; Windies remains unchaged

WI vs NZ Playing 11: After losing their first group match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, New Zealand made some noticeable changes in their playing 11 for their clash against West Indies.

New Zealand is scheduled to face West Indies to play the 26th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on June 12 in Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad.

West Indies so far played two games in this edition and won both games with flying colours. With back-to-back victories, the Windies are positioned at the second spot in the Group C points table.

New Zealand on the other hand lost the only game they played in the group stage so far. Kiwis faced Afghanistan to play their first group match of the tournament and lost the game by 84 runs.

New Zealand have to win this game to move forward in the points table whereas a victory for West Indies could seal them a spot in the Super 8 round.

New Zealand included Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, and Tim Southee in the place of Chapman, Bracewell and Henry. Rachin Ravindra’s explosive batting might help New Zealand to make an impressive opening partnership while experienced Southee might play a key role in containing the opponents.

Winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bowl first. Kiwis captain Kane Williamson said “We will have a bowl. Few unknowns about the surface so bowling first. [on if they practiced here in the lead-up to this game] Not much to be honest, there’s a bit of weather around. Tough first match but we have got to regroup. Southee in for Henry, Neesham in for Bracewell and Ravindra in for Chapman. New venue, new team”.

West Indies captain Rovman Powell who was forced to bat first said “Doesn’t matter if we are batting or bowling, but if we had won the toss, we would have liked to bowl first as well.

The guys are coming in on the back of a lot of cricket, the guys need rest too and the inclement weather helped. To keep on improving in all three areas, as a batting group we have some boxes to tick and as a bowling group, if we can control the powerplay as we did in the last game, that would be great. Same team”.

WI vs NZ Playing 11

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

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

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