Darren Sammy © Getty Images (File Photo)
Darren Sammy © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jul 5, 2014

 

New Zealand will take on the West Indies in the first Twenty20 International (T20) to be played at Roseaw. It has to be remembered that New Zealand won the Test series and that means New Zealand line-up will be brimming with confident. New Zealand also have  their skipper Brendon McCullum to lead from the front with the bat in hand. He is the highest run-getter in this format of the game. Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the 1st T20I between West Indies and New Zealand

 

In Jimmy Neesham and Corey Anderson they have two all-rounders who are made for the shortest format of the game. Their bowling will mainly depend on Tim Southee’s experience. Southee can also bowl well during the end overs of the innings. It would be interesting to see how Mark Craig bowls in the T20 format. West Indies will depend on the likes of Dwayne Smith and Lendl Simmons to provide them with good starts. Catch the live blog here

 

Simmons was in fine form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 7. Darren Bravo brings solidity to the line-up. The Roseau ground in Dominica is a good track for batting, and batsmen from both teams would be looking forward to batting on it.