NZ 85/2 (38.0 Ovs) CRR: 2.24
Day 1: Stumps – New Zealand trail by 49 runs
When: New Zealand vs Windies, 1st Test,December 1-5,11:00 AM local time,3:30 AM IST
Where: Basin Reserve, Wellington
What to expect: Chilly weather is expected throughout the course of the Test match. The wicket looked completely green earlier in the week and is likely to aid the seamers given the history of the venue.
“There’s always bounce for all bowlers so spinners get a bit out of it, seamers get a bit out of it. And as batters there’s always value for your shots because there’s a fast outfield and good pace in the surface.” – Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain.
“We’re in a pretty good place at this point in time. We’ve built up quite nicely this past year. We’re still not the finished product, but we’re heading in the right direction.” – Jason Holder, Windies captain
New Zealand (From): Tom Latham, Jeet Raval, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, George Worker
Windies (From): Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich(w), Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood, Miguel Cummins, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach