New Zealand v West Indies 2020: Test Series Preview, Schedule and Squad News

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New Zealand now take on the West Indies in two Test matches.

Test action follows the T20I series between these teams and see more Test Championship points up for grabs.

We will bring you everything you need for both fixtures in this series. Our match previews will include free cricket tips as well as team news and important playing conditions.

New Zealand v West Indies 2020 – Test Schedule

The teams will play the first Test in Hamilton before arriving in Wellington for the second.

This quick-fire tour sees Test action starting just two days after the preceding T20I series.

1st Test: Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Start Time: 03:30 next day (IST), 22:00 (GMT)

2nd Test: Thursday, 10 December 2020

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Start Time: 03:30 next day (IST), 22:00 (GMT)

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New Zealand v West Indies 2020 – Test Squads

Colin de Grandhomme has been ruled out of this series after picking up a foot injury.

Spinner Ajaz Patel is another who won’t make the first match due to a calf injury but could be available for the second.

All-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been called up to Replace de Grandhomme’s, while Mitchell Santner will cover for Patel.

Trent Boult and Kane Williamson should both feature after being rested for the T20I series. Uncapped Central Districts batsman Will Young has been handed a debut call.

The West Indies won’t have Shai Hope for these Test matches after he was dropped from the squad.

Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis have all decided against participating in the tour due to health concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo have both earned recalls, while Rahkeem Cornwall retains his place despite an underwhelming showing in England.

New Zealand v West Indies – Squads

New Zealand West Indies
Kane Williamson (captain) Jason Holder (captain)
Trent Boult Jermaine Blackwood
Tim Southee Kraigg Brathwaite
Ross Taylor Darren Bravo
Kyle Jamieson Shamarh Brooks
Will Young John Campbell
Tom Blundell Roston Chase
Henry Nicholls Rahkeem Cornwall
BJ Watling Shane Dowrich
Tom Latham Shannon Gabriel
Daryl Mitchell Shimron Hetmyer
Ajaz Patel Chemar Holder
Neil Wagner Alzarri Joseph
Keemo Paul
Kemar Roach

 

West Indies Test Reserves: Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua DaSilva, Preston McSween, Shayne Moseley, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales.

New Zealand v West Indies 2020 – Test Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

New Zealand are made the short-priced favourite to secure the overall series victory.

They can be backed at 1.22 with LeoVegas, while New Zealand are a huge 13.0 with the same betting site. The draw is priced at 5.2.

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If New Zealand are going to dominate this two-match series as expected, it could be worth looking at the series score odds instead of the outright winner market.

This will offer better odds if you can predict the correct outcome.

Backing New Zealand to claim a 2-0 series win is available at 1.75 with LeoVagas and looks a good bet.

More Runs for captain Kane Williamson

Backing New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson to be his team’s top series run-scorer looks a solid bet.

He has performed well at both venues in the past, most recently the vital 89 he hit in Wellington against India.

He can be backed at 3.0 with LeoVegas to be New Zealand’s top series batsman.


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New Zealand v West Indies - Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I get tips for New Zealand v West Indies?

Our cricket betting gurus will provide you with the best free cricket predictions for both Test matches of this series.

When are the New Zealand v West Indies Test matches?

This two-match Test series between New Zealand and West Indies will take place from 2 December to 14 December 2020.

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Yes. Our experienced writers will make sure you have all the latest cricket news. This can be beneficial to your betting choices.

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