Road Safety World Series: New Zealand Legends vs West Indies Legends- Who will win T20 match between NZ-L and WI-L?

The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a good wicket to bat on upfront.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 20 September 2022 06:19 PM

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Match Details

Date: 21 September 2022

Time: 07:30 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App

Preview

New Zealand Legends have played three games and have won one, lost one, and one match was abandoned. Their last match against India Legends was abandoned. Nevertheless, the Ross Taylor-led side has recovered well from the first defeat wherein they were crushed by South Africa Legends. 

On the other hand, West Indies Legends have remained undefeated so far in the tournament. They have beaten Bangladesh Legends and England Legends while their match against India Legends was abandoned too. Now, the two teams will lock horns on Wednesday (21 September) eyeing a win and two more points. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a good wicket to bat on upfront. However, it deteriorates as the game progresses. Teams batting first get an advantage here. 

Team Analysis

New Zealand Legends

New Zealand Legends are playing their first edition of the Road Safety World Series and they are gradually improving on their performances. After facing a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa Legends, the Ross Taylor-led side put on a completely opposite performance against Bangladesh Legends, beating them by eight wickets. 

Ross Taylor, Jamie How, and Dean Brownlie were the performers with the bat. With the ball, Kyle Mills did the job as he picked two wickets. Although their game against India Legends was washed away, New Zealand Legends will walk in the match against West Indies Legends high on confidence. 

Squad

Ross Taylor (C), Jamie How, Jason Spice, Jacob Oram, Scott Styris, Shane Bond, Kyle Mills, Bruce Martin, Dean Brownlie, Neil Broom, Anton Devcich, Craig McMillan, Aaron Redmond, Gareth Hopkins, and Hamish Bennett.

West Indies Legends

Brian Lara-led West Indies Legends have put on dominating performances so far in the tournament. They have defeated England Legends and Bangladesh Legends. In their last game against England Legends, WI-L registered a comfortable win as they beat ENG-L by eight wickets.

Dwayne Smith has been the consistent performer for West Indies Legends with the bat. He has scored two half-centuries in the two innings he has played. In bowing, Krishmar Santokie and Sulieman Benn have chipped in consistently. William Perkins was also among the runs against England Legends. 

Squad

Brian Lara (C), Devendra Bishoo, Dwayne Smith, Danza Hyatt, Kirk Edwards, Marlon Ian Black, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Daren Powell, Narsingh Deonarine, Darion Barthley, Dave Mohammed, William Perkins, and Krishmar Santokie.

Match Prediction

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Conclusion

West Indies Legends have been consistent in terms of delivering results. They have in-form players and hence they will be the favourite to win the match against New Zealand Legends. 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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