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WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Today Match No. 26: Captain & Vice Captain Fantasy Team and Pitch Report

WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Today Match: New Zealand and the West Indies will play in match 26 of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Brain Lara Stadium in Tarouba. This Group C fixture can play a significant role in deciding how long these two teams can go in this T20 World Cup. The team that loses this game would make it harder for them to qualify for the Super 8, and this scenario becomes more crucial considering Afghanistan’s rise in Group C, which is currently at the top of this group.

New Zealand are coming to this match after an embarrassing loss to Afghanistan, where they were bundled out on 75 runs. On the other hand, the West Indies have won their first two matches, but their opponents were comparatively weaker than Afghanistan. A win in this match can put the West Indies’ one leg into the Super 8, while a loss for New Zealand could shatter their dream of qualifying for the next round. In short, this match will be a pivotal encounter that will clear up the image of who will qualify for the Super 8 from Group C. 

Probable Playing XI West Indies

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

Probable Playing XI New Zealand 

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

WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Match No. 26 and Fantasy Cricket Players to Pick 

You must conduct a study before constructing a Dream11 squad; however, if you are short on time, we can help you quickly put together a strong team. Here is our Dream11 lineup for WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Today Match No. 26: 

WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Today Match No. 26 Captain and Vice-captain Choices 

CaptainNicholas Pooran 
Vice-CaptainTrent Boult

WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Team 

Wicket Keeper Nicholas Pooran (c), Devon Conway, Finn Allen 
Batsmen Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Brandon King, Roveman Powell  
All-rounders Rachin Ravindra, Roston Chase 
BowlersTrent Boult (vc), Lockie Ferguson 

WI vs NZ Head-to-Head Record in T20Is 

The West and New Zealand are foes that know each other inside out. These teams have played 19 times in the T20 format; out of those 19 matches, 11 have been won by New Zealand and 6 by the West Indies.

Total matches19
West Indies Won 6
New Zealand  won11

Read More: Also Read: Most wickets in T20 World Cup 2024 || Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2024 || T20 World Cup 2024 Points Table

Match Prediction: WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Match No. 26

West Indies and New Zealand are two heavyweights in Group C, and the majority of the cricket pundits have predicted before this T20 World Cup that these are the two teams to qualify for the next round of Group C, and their encounter will be the decider for the top position in Group C. However, all speculation has gone wrong so far, as Afghanistan comes up as an out-of-syllabus question. New Zealand was defeated by Afghanistan in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2024, and that defeat was confidence-shattering.

On the other hand, the West Indies are coming with winning momentum and will try to carry forward that and capitalize on the low self-esteem of the Kiwi team. But that’s not going to be easy. The West Indies and New Zealand both have to grind for two points in this encounter. This tie is an affair that can go in the favor of anyone, so it’s a 55% to 45% match in favor of the West Indies, and 5% more in favor of the West Indies just because they are playing in their home conditions.  

WI vs NZ Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2024 Match No. 26 

The Brain Lara Cricket Stadium is known for high-scoring encounters. This venue is known as a batting paradise due to its hard, bouncy surface, which allows the ball to quickly come to the bat and makes strokeplay easier for batters. However, in the later stages of the game, spinners receive some aid from the pitch.

WI vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024 Match No. 26 Venue

For cricket fans, the Brian Lara Cricket Academy opened its doors in 2007. This stadium is located in Tarouba, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, and has a capacity of 15,000. This stadium has two bowling ends: the south end and the north end. The longest boundary at this stadium is 72 meters, while the shortest measures 60 meters. 

VenueBrian Lara Cricket Academy 
LocationMap Link 
Seating Capacity15,000
Short Boundary Distance60 meters 
Longest Boundary Distance73 meters 
Ends South End, North End
Flood LightsYes

Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago,  Statistics: Average Score, Highest Score, Most Wickets, and Most Runs 

The information provided below comes from the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba, Trinidad & Tobago.

Avg First Inning Score161 Runs 
Highest Score 267/3 (20 Ovs) By ENG vs WI
Highest Chase 156/7 (19.5 Ovs) By RSAW vs WIW
Highest Score by Individual 119 by Phil Salt vs WI 
Most Wickets in a Match 3/24 by G Motie vs England 

West Indies and New Zealand  Full Squads

New Zealand and the West Indies both have 15 players on full-strength teams. The players’ names are listed below.

West Indies SquadNew Zealand  Squad
Rovman Powell (C)Kane Williamson (C)
Johnson CharlesFinn Allen
Shimron HetmyerDevon Conway
Brandon KingMichael Bracewell
Sherfane RutherfordMark Chapman
Shai HopeDaryl Mitchell
Nicholas PooranJimmy Neesham
Roston ChaseGlenn Phillips
Jason HolderRachin Ravindra
Andre RussellMitchell Santner
Romario ShepherdTrent Boult
Alzarri JosephLockie Ferguson
Akeal HoseinMatt Henry
Shamar JosephIsh Sodhi
Gudakesh MotieTim Southee

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