Kane Williamson: No doubt the surface will remain pretty similar throughout, but important to do the job first up. We know without a doubt the threat West Indies pose, they’ve got world-class players and can beat anyone. We’ve already played on a variety of surfaces in this tournament and will have to adapt today again. You just try to play what’s in front of you. If it is a high-scoring affair, you just have to put up a good score. There were thoughts (about changing) but at the moment the team remains the same.
Jason Holder: We know what’s at stake, everybody is up for the game. We’ve just got to bring our A game. We haven’t been consistent with the bat, ball or in the field. Three changes. Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Shannon Gabriel aren’t there, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, and Kemar Roach come in.
Watch WI v NZ cricket highlights videos today – 29th match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup from Old Trafford, Manchester (England) Saturday, 22-6-2019.
New Zealand v West Indies Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
New Zealand team
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult.
West Indies team
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Shai Hope (wk), 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Carlos Brathwaite, 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Sheldon Cottrell, 11 Oshane Thomas.
The two matches so far at Old Trafford have produced first-innings totals of 336 and 397, so plenty of runs can be expected once more, though there has been a bit of help for the spinners too. Friday was a sunny day in Manchester, and more of the same is expected on matchday. West Indies could bring back the offspinner Ashley Nurse if the pitch looks a little dry, given the number of left-handers in New Zealand’s top seven. With Andre Russell unlikely to play, according to captain Holder, Nurse could slot in at No. 8. New Zealand seems unlikely to make any changes unless they replace the out-of-sorts Colin Munro with Henry Nicholls at the top of the order.
Match Timings: 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00
Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Ian Gould
TV Umpires – Nigel Llong
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match number – ODI no. 4170