Christchurch, New Zealand: After clinching victory in the first two matches against the West Indies, New Zealand will hope to clean sweep the ODI series at the Hagley Oval on Tuesday.
The third ODI will be a dead rubber with New Zealand having already sealed the series 2-0, but there are enough reasons for the Windies to try and make something out of it, according to IANS.
The visitors hope to welcome Chris Gayle back as they eye a rare ODI win in a year of disappointments after things have not gone their way. To make matters worse, newcomer Ronsford Beaton has been pulled up for a suspect bowling action.
In the previous match, the Windies had folded for 121 inside 28 overs after letting New Zealand post 325 for six despite having them down to 186 for five at one stage.
New Zealand’s batsmen have dominated in both the matches to date. George Worker, who has replaced the injured Martin Guptill, struck half-centuries in both games to give the hosts a solid platform. Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor and Todd Astle have also been among the runs.
Worker, along with Colin Munro, will once again open the innings and look to continuing to impress, what with Guptill expected to take back his opening spot once he recovers from his hamstring injury.