Host New Zealand will be keen to start their home season on winning note when they take on West Indies in the three-match T20I series that is slated to begin from 27th November. Captain Kane Williamson and pacer Trent Boult have been rested in order to give adequate time to prepare themselves for two-match Test series.
Uncapped batsman Devon Conway and pacer Scott Kuggeleijn have been included in the New Zealand’s T20I squad for the upcoming series against West Indies.
On the other hand, West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard will lead the side for the T20I series against New Zealand. Romario Shepherd, Andre Fletcher and Fabian Allen made their return to the T20 squad.
Here are some of the key stats related to New Zealand vs West Indies 2020 T20 Series
2012 was the last time West Indies won a T20I series against New Zealand. The visitors suffered a clean sweep in the two-match series played in New Zealand in 2018.
13 T20I matches have been played between New Zealand and West Indies till now. New Zealand have dominated with six victories to their name while West Indies has managed only to win only three matches.
146 runs required by West Indies middle-order batsman Shimron Hetymer to complete 500 runs in the T20 format. Left-hander currently has scored 354 runs in 25 matches at an average of 19.66 with one half-century to his name.
235 runs required by West Indies opener Andre Fletcher to complete 1000 runs in the T20 format. Fletcher currently has scored 765 runs in 42 T20 matches at an average of 21.25 with six half-centuries to his name.
377 runs required by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard to complete 1500 runs in the T20 format. Pollard currently has scored 1123 runs in 73 T20 matches at an average of 23.39 with seven half-centuries to his name.
91 runs required by New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor to complete 2000 runs in the T20 format. Taylor currently has scored 1909 runs in 83 matches at an average of 33.36 with 2 centuries and 15 half-centuries to his name.
14 wickets needed by West Indies left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell to complete 50 wickets in the T20 cricket. Cottrell currently has taken 36 wickets in 27 matches at an average of 20.50 with an economy rate of 7.83.