We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Matches played since 2021: 4
1st innings average score: 192
2nd innings average score: 184
Type: Even battle between the bat and ball.
Probable XI for West Indies Women: Kyshona Knight, Rashada Williams, Hayley Matthews (c), Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Chedean Nation, Cherry Ann Fraser, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Chinelle Henry, Karishma Ramharack
Probable XI for New Zealand Women: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine (c), Amelia Kerr, Laura Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Isabella Gaze (wk), Jess Kerr, Lea Tahuhu, Hannah Rowe, Fran Jonas
Amelia Kerr does it all. Her 232* is the highest individual score in ODIs. With her leg-breaks, she has scalped 76 wickets at 27. In the field too, she provides useful fantasy points, taking as many as 32 catches.
Not only does Jess Kerr strike with the new ball but also packs a punch with the bat at the death. She has taken 22 wickets at 29 and hit 134 runs at a strike rate of 112 in 20 ODIs.
Lea Tahuhu has three three-wicket hauls in her last eight ODIs in 2022. Against West Indies, she has taken 10 wickets at 29 in eight games.
The onus of bowling with both new and old will be on Afy Fletcher. In her last five ODIs, she has taken eight wickets.
Shemaine Campbelle will be playing her 100th ODI. She is a player of many talents. She has pouched 26 catches and inflicted 16 stumpings, and has taken 34 wickets with her medium pace. Above all, she can provide handy runs in the middle overs.
Laura Down prefers playing the role of a sheet anchor in the middle overs. Her last three scores, before she got injured in the World Cup, read 64*, 5, and 30.
In the ODIs between these teams, Stafanie Taylor has scored the most runs and taken the most wickets. She has hit 758 runs at an average of 51 including a hundred and four fifties and scalped 24 wickets at 17 comprising two four-wicket hauls.
Against West Indies, Suzie Bates has accumulated 667 runs at 48, blasting two hundreds and three fifties. In 2022, she has collected two hundreds and a fifty.
In the ODI World Cup earlier this year, Sophie Devine was the highest run-scorer (309) for New Zealand. Against West Indies, she has maintained good numbers in all departments: 640 runs and 9 wickets.
Hayley Matthews has had an impressive year thus far. She has added 338 runs in 12 games to her credit, managing a hundred and a fifty. She was the Player of the Series in the Women’s Sixty and then followed it with 86 runs at 29 in the Women’s Caribbean T20 League.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
In the last four games at the venue, a bowler has been the MVP in fantasy cricket on three occasions. It is thus safe to choose batters who can occupy the crease for longer periods.