Jermaine Blackwood to replace Brandon King? Predicting West Indies likely playing XI for the 3rd and Final ODI against New Zealand

The third and final ODI between West Indies and New Zealand will be played at Kensington Oval Bridgetown, Barbados on Sunday, August 21.

After enduring a defeat in the first ODI, New Zealand levelled the series with a brilliant 50-run victory in the rain-soaked second ODI.

The Caribbean batting unit did well in the first match to chase down a 191-run target.

But they failed in the second match in kiwis pace attacks of Trent Boult and Tim Southee.

New Zealand were all out for 212 runs. It was not looking like a huge target for the west indies until the rain.

The match got reduced to 41 overs and the target was settled at 212 runs. The West Indies top-order collapsed and could not provide a concrete foundation for the upcoming batters.

Even, in the end, Yannic Cariah (52 off 84 balls) and Alzeri Joseph’s (49 off 31 balls) commendable efforts, could not save the side.

While West Indies won the first match by 5 wickets, Shamarh Brooks has been the top scorer this series for West Indies with 79 runs in 2 matches.

Jason Holder & Akeal Hosein have been the highest wicket-taker for West Indies in 2 ODIs against New Zealand with 5 wickets in 2 matches. Kevin Sinclair has also grabbed 5 wickets in 3 matches. now they looking for win the final and seal the series.

WI vs NZ, 3rd ODI, Probable Playing XIs;

West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah, Kevin Sinclair.

New Zealand: Martin Guptil, Tom Latham (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.

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