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West Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 2017–18

The West Indies cricket team toured New Zealand in December 2017 and January 2018 to play two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2][3] Three Tests were originally planned, but it was reduced to two by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to conform to the expected tour make-up when the ICC World Test Championship is implemented.[2][3] Ahead of the Test series, a three-day tour match was planned, which started on 25 November 2017.[4]

West Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 2017–18
  Flag of New Zealand.svg WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
  New Zealand West Indies
Dates 25 November 2017 – 3 January 2018
Captains Kane Williamson [n 1] Jason Holder (Tests & ODIs) [n 2]
Carlos Brathwaite (T20Is)
Test series
Result New Zealand won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Ross Taylor (216) Kraigg Brathwaite (201)
Most wickets Neil Wagner (14) Miguel Cummins (7)
Shannon Gabriel (7)
One Day International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 3–0
Most runs Ross Taylor (153) Evin Lewis (86)
Most wickets Trent Boult (10) Sheldon Cottrell (5)
Jason Holder (5)
Player of the series Trent Boult (NZ)
Twenty20 International series
Results New Zealand won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Colin Munro (223) Andre Fletcher (73)
Most wickets Tim Southee (6) Carlos Brathwaite (4)
Player of the series Colin Munro (NZ)

New Zealand won the Test series 2–0[5] and the ODI series 3–0.[6] New Zealand also won the T20I series 2–0, after the second match was washed out with no result possible.[7] It was the first time since January 2000 that the West Indies failed to win a single match during a tour to New Zealand.[8] With the 2–0 victory in the T20I series, New Zealand returned to the top of the ICC T20I Championship.[9]

Contents

SquadsEdit

Tests ODIs T20Is
  New Zealand[10]   West Indies[11]   New Zealand[12]   West Indies[13]   New Zealand[14]   West Indies[13]

Ahead of the first Test, Tom Blundell and Lockie Ferguson were added to New Zealand's squad as cover for BJ Watling and Tim Southee respectively.[15] George Worker was added to New Zealand's squad ahead of the first test after Tim Southee was ruled out due to a family reason.[16] Southee returned for the second Test, following the birth of his child.[17] The West Indies captain Jason Holder was suspended for the second Test, after maintaining a slow over-rate.[18][19] Kraigg Brathwaite was named as the captain of the West Indies for the second Test in Holder's absence.[20]

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson and Tim Southee were selected only for the first ODI with Neil Broom and Mitchell Santner replacing them for the last two ODIs. Tom Latham was named as captain for the last two ODIs.[12] Sunil Ambris was ruled out of the West Indies' squad for the ODI series, after sustaining a fracture of the left forearm on the final day of the second Test.[21] Colin de Grandhomme was ruled out of New Zealand's ODI squad due to a family reason and was replaced by Doug Bracewell.[22]

Ahead of the limited-overs fixtures, Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph were all ruled out of the West Indies' squad.[23] Sheldon Cottrell and Chadwick Walton replaced Samuels and Joseph respectively in the ODI squad.[23] Shimron Hetmyer was also named as Sunil Ambris' replacement for the ODIs following his injury in the second Test.[23] Shai Hope replaced Samuels in the T20I squad, while Ashley Nurse replaced Narine.[23]

Adam Milne injured his foot ahead of the second ODI and was replaced by Seth Rance in New Zealand's squad.[24] Tim Southee was named as New Zealand's captain for the first T20I with Kane Williamson captaining the side for the last two matches. Ross Taylor was selected for the first T20I only while Trent Boult was selected for the third T20I only.[14]

Prior to the T20I series, Kieron Pollard withdrew from the West Indies' squad due to personal reasons and was replaced by Shimron Hetmyer.[25] Ronsford Beaton was also unavailable for the West Indies due to an injury and was replaced by Sheldon Cottrell.[25]

Tour matchesEdit

Three-day match: New Zealand A vs West IndiesEdit

25–27 November 2017
Scorecard
v
451/9d (90 overs)
Sunil Ambris 153 (145)
Lockie Ferguson 5/67 (18 overs)
237 (61.4 overs)
Todd Astle 68 (81)
Roston Chase 2/7 (2.4 overs)
186 (53 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 88 (124)
Hamish Bennett 3/50 (11 overs)
72/0 (29 overs)
Jeet Raval 32* (102)
Match drawn
Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 15 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

One-day match: New Zealand XI vs West IndiesEdit

16 December 2017
Scorecard
West Indies  
288 (48.4 overs)
v
  New Zealand XI
289/4 (48.3 overs)
Kyle Hope 94 (101)
Aniket Parikh 4/47 (10 overs)
Jeet Raval 169 (150)
Jason Holder 1/49 (7.5 overs)
New Zealand XI won by 6 wickets
Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Umpires: John Dempsey (NZ) and Derek Walker (NZ)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 12 players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

1–5 December 2017[n 3]
Scorecard
v
134 (45.4 overs)
Kieran Powell 42 (79)
Neil Wagner 7/39 (14.4 overs)
520/9d (127 overs)
Tom Blundell 107* (180)
Kemar Roach 3/85 (22 overs)
319 (106 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 91 (221)
Matt Henry 3/57 (24 overs)
New Zealand won by an innings and 67 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Ian Gould (Eng) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Neil Wagner (NZ)

2nd TestEdit

9–13 December 2017[n 3]
Scorecard
v
373 (102.2 overs)
Jeet Raval 84 (157)
Shannon Gabriel 4/119 (25 overs)
221 (66.5 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 66 (116)
Trent Boult 4/73 (20.5 overs)
291/8d (77.4 overs)
Ross Taylor 107* (198)
Miguel Cummins 3/69 (17 overs)
203 (63.5 overs)
Roston Chase 64 (98)
Neil Wagner 3/42 (15 overs)
New Zealand won by 240 runs
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Ross Taylor (NZ)

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

20 December 2017
Scorecard
West Indies  
248/9 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
249/5 (46 overs)
Evin Lewis 76 (100)
Doug Bracewell 4/55 (8 overs)
George Worker 57 (66)
Jason Holder 2/52 (9 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Doug Bracewell (Nz)

2nd ODIEdit

23 December 2017
Scorecard
New Zealand  
325/6 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
121 (28 overs)
Henry Nicholls 83* (62)
Sheldon Cottrell 3/62 (10 overs)
Ashley Nurse 27 (33)
Trent Boult 7/34 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 204 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZ) and Bruce Oxenford (Aus)
Player of the match: Trent Boult (NZ)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Trent Boult became the 16th bowler for New Zealand to take 100 wickets in ODIs.[36]
  • This was New Zealand's biggest victory against the West Indies in terms of runs.[37]

3rd ODIEdit

26 December 2017
Scorecard
New Zealand  
131/4 (23 overs)
v
  West Indies
99/9 (23 overs)
Ross Taylor 47* (54)
Sheldon Cottrell 2/19 (6 overs)
Jason Holder 34 (21)
Mitchell Santner 3/15 (5 overs)
New Zealand won by 66 runs (DLS method)
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Ross Taylor (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain set the West Indies a revised target of 166 runs from 23 overs.

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

29 December 2017
Scorecard
New Zealand  
187/7 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
140 (19 overs)
Glenn Phillips 55 (40)
Carlos Brathwaite 2/38 (4 overs)
Andre Fletcher 27 (25)
Seth Rance 3/30 (4 overs)
New Zealand won by 47 runs
Saxton Oval, Nelson
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Glenn Phillips (NZ)

2nd T20IEdit

1 January 2018 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand  
102/4 (9 overs)
v
Colin Munro 66 (23)
Ashley Nurse 1/13 (2 overs)
No result
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ) and Shaun Haig (NZ)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain during New Zealand's innings prevented any further play.
  • Shimron Hetmyer (WI) made his T20I debut.

3rd T20IEdit

3 January 2018 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand  
243/5 (20 overs)
v
  West Indies
124 (16.3 overs)
Colin Munro 104 (53)
Carlos Brathwaite 2/50 (4 overs)
Andre Fletcher 46 (32)
Tim Southee 3/21 (2.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 119 runs
Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Umpires: Shaun Haig (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Colin Munro (NZ)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kane Williamson was rested for final two ODIs, with Tom Latham named as captain for those matches. Tim Southee was captain for the first T20I with WIlliamson leading for final two matches
  2. ^ Kraigg Brathwaite captained the side for the second Test after Holder was suspended for one match.
  3. ^ a b While five days of play were scheduled for each Test, both Tests reached the result within four days.

ReferencesEdit

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