World T20: Gayle factor will help West Indies emerge supreme over New Zealand

Chris Gayle will initially be uncertain, but he will battle this phase well. He will have command over his game play. © Getty Images

Shruti Chopra dwells into her tarot cards to see what lies ahead in the West Indies vs New Zealand  ICC T20 World Cup game on Monday.

West Indies


West Indies will feel a sense of disappointment and will bring this feeling into today’s game. The King and Ten of Cups does represent them receiving the right support and guidance. Their team spirit will step up and will find themselves inspired by a player’s performance. The Strength card reveals the control West Indies will manage to gain over the game and will encourage each other well. They will need to be watchful of their fielding and bowling, especially as the Two of Swords shows the urgent need to address concerns of these areas.


The Temperance encourages moderation and balance, which will be evident in Darren Sammy‘s captaincy. He will have the right mindset to handle his team well. His batting will lack aggression and will appear weak. He will need to stick to his plans to be successful.

Key players


Chris Gayle will initially be uncertain, but he will battle this phase well. The Emperorand Ace of Wands reaffirms the command he will have over his game play.


Johnson Charles will have a promising start. He will go through dips in his innings and despite looking confident, he will not be able to maintain this to potential.


Dwayne Bravo will be consistent and steady. The Eight of Pentacles is indicative of this hard work.


Sunil Narine will plan wisely, be deceptive and successful. The King & Queen of Wands displays his ability to mould his skill to the situation.


Ravi Rampaul will start off with great balance, but he will not be able to maintain this as the pressure from the Tower card will get the better of him.

New Zealand


The Six of Cups and the Five of Wands highlights the team’s desire to regain form through aggression. They believe a soft approach will not get them far. They have worked hard on new plans but will refrain from making too many changes. TheMagician and Star suggests this new motivation and will therefore put up a strong fight. Their fielding will be weaker than usual and this can hamper their steady growth in the game.


Ross Taylor will keep the team going and should look to implement his plans right from the start as this will prove to be more beneficial. His batting will display initial confusion – this will be the best time to take his wicket, otherwise the Emperorshows him growing in confidence and playing a strong innings.

Key players


Brendon McCullum will bat well. He will be aggressive and clever with his shot selection. The Six of Pentacles does warn him to be careful in spilling unnecessary runs.


Rob Nicol will have a good start, but will lose way only to regain it through the sheer determination of the Ace of Wands.


Tim Southee will mentally find this a tough task. His bowling will be tested and will not be economical.


Daniel Vettori will be steady and provide the right control. The team will turn to him for the break throughs, which he will be successful in. The Chariot shows his determination today.


Kyle Mills will bowl a smart line. The strong Six of Wands is indicative of his ability to lead a strike against the opposition.


Who will win?


West Indies.

(London-born Shruti Chopra was introduced to cricket by her two older brothers. She spent some of her childhood time in Delhi and became an Indian cricket fan. She has remained an unflinching and passionate Indian cricket fan even after moving back to London, setting 3.00 am alarms to watch India play Test matches. It was during the 2011 World Cup that she brought together her passion for cricket with her profession of Tarot Reading, looking at the cards in the hope of spotting an India win coming through – which it did! You can know more about Shruti via FacebookTwitter and her website) 


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