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Match Preview – New Zealand vs West Indies, West Indies tour New Zealand 2020, 2nd Test | Instant News


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This must be a dizzying time in the Williamson family. It won’t be long before they have a new member, the only one capable of distracting their father from taking the bat and defeating the world.

New Zealand expect lost Kane Williamson at some point as she prepared for the birth of her child. And even though it seems little baby W will let Daddy play one more game, many things have changed.

There is also the potential for celebration on the pitch. A 2-0 sweep of West Indies will place New Zealand at the top of the ICC ranking. But that doesn’t matter as much as reaching a similar position in the World Test Championship points table. The team wants to be at Lord’s by 2021. They’ve said it would be “great” if that happened, which is Kiwi code because we wanted it so badly and we’re going to do everything we can to get it.

So don’t be surprised if the field returns to a creepy green. Wellington is usually one of the highest scoring places in the country but it didn’t start out that way, especially after the West Indies advertised their vulnerability in the most conspicuous way. Score like 138 all-out, then 27 for 4 following invite a do-over.

Holders Jason pointing finger right in the top order batsmen for their woes. Her words make it clear that she is fed up with having to deal with this matter again. Maybe he already knew – or had feelings – what the West Indies had one of the top four worst performers on the cricket test. Over the past five years, only Ireland, fairly new to the format, have been below their hitting average. How do you win with such a handicap?

Form guide

The last five games are completed, the newest one comes first
New Zealand: WWWLL
West Indies: LLLWW

In the spotlight

In places where fast bowlers get lateral movement at most times of the day, a batsman with their offensive skills becomes invaluable. Darren Bravo have that. But he’s also prone to minor dismissals. One of them sparked a second-half collapse in Hamilton as the pitch died down and the bid went on. Such an experienced player shouldn’t make such mistakes, but because he does, he will be hungry to get things right as quickly as possible.

“Are you playing for Black Caps?” the boy asked. Maybe. We do not have audio of the wonderful conversations taking place on the border line in Hamilton. Luke Ronchi would say no, and point to BJ Watling only then were ambushed for an autograph. This is typical of a man who, despite wearing a head-to-toe cricket outfit, needs help getting recognized and a push to embrace his fame. The goalkeeper-batsman missed the first Test with a hamstring injury but now he’s fit again he’s just walking back to the XI. He’s that good.

Team news

Tom Latham will be captain in Williamson’s absence and Will Young will take his place at No. 3. Meanwhile, the Wellington Test will also mark Neil Wagner’s 50th appearance in a white shirt for New Zealand.

New Zealand (possibly): 1 Tom Latham (captain), 2 Tom Blundell, 3 Will Young, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 BJ Watling (week), 7 Daryl Mitchell, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult

West Indies will also celebrate one of their fast bowlers. Shannon Gabriel will be 50 Tests tomorrow. He will take over as leader of the offensive with Kemar Roach returning home to face his father’s death. Goalkeeper Shane Dowrich was also not available, which gave him a chance Joshua da Silva to make his debut.

West Indies (presumably): 1 John Campbell, 2 Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Shamarh Brooks, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Jermaine Blackwood, 7 Joshua da Silva (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt), 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Chemar Holder, 11 Shannon Gabriel

Pitch and Conditions

It will turn green. New Zealand believe that’s when they are playing their best cricket though the preference may have more to do with how nearly every opposition that comes on this beach finds it so difficult to score big goals here. In the last five years, the away team, who hit first, have been eliminated 200 or less 13 times. New Zealand is just an advantage like that three times.

Rain is unlikely to play much of a role in any of these five Test match days.

Statistics and trivia

Quotation mark

“I think it’s a bit of a reflection of the recent good performances. Contributing and getting a few appearances. At the same time, it feels a little surreal because, gosh, the whole world has a lot of bowling players of better quality. It’s the lower ranks than me.”
Neil Wagner, bowler No. 2 newly minted in the world

“If 10 years ago, someone told me that I would play 50 Trial games for the West Indies, I would like to know what they are smoking.”
Shannon Gabriel play the game of self-deprecation as well as New Zealanders

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Match Preview – New Zealand vs West Indies, West Indies tour New Zealand 2020, T20I 2nd | Instant News


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Quick initial sensation. The chaos of collapse. A bowling player quickly breathes fire. A T20 maverick stands tall. There are so many good things about The first T20I in Auckland – at least the return of the people in the stands and the shutdown of the crowd-made noise machine, which could not have happened soon enough.

But there is still room for improvement. Lockie Ferguson make that point in the post-match press conference several times. Except for its ferocious 4-0-21-5 spell, the rest of the bowlers need little time to get back to understanding international cricket. Even someone skilled Southee Team – who was also a substitute captain for the first two games – started the day with two games wide.

The West Indies is also rusting. Yorkers turned into beamers were the main culprit for their defeat on Friday and Kieron Pollard will be eager to restore discipline to his team and push the series to the fore.

For all the excitement at the Garden of Eden, there could be something better at Bay Oval on Mount Maunganui, as both groups of players work back to peak performance levels. Pollard is there. So is Ferguson. And the rest won’t be far behind.

Form wizard

New Zealand WLLLL (Last five games completed, the newest one first) West Indies LWWWL

In the spotlight

Recently Jimmy Neesham want to get away from the game. He hit softly and was thrown too predictably. As a result, he lost his place on the side and was forced to travel to find himself again. Friends and family as well as Wellington’s players and staff are helping him find his love of cricket again, and now he’s out there trying to be a limited finisher. New Zealand often missed it, with senior top batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor forced to both inning and shutting it down, but now things are changing.

Nicholas Pooran fell for the duck that was knocked full of stump legs. Sure, his speed was up to 150 kph, but he should have been a crown jewel among the next generation of West Indies hitters. And those guys should have brought a bad ball like that off the ground. Pooran is no coincidence. He’s good against speed and spin. He is already a batsman capable of seeing two overs up front in a game and taking a hit accordingly. And he has all the shots and talent left. Sooner or later, the class will be displayed.

Team news

Now that they don’t have to worry about the tiny confines of the Garden of Eden, New Zealand might think about bringing it up Ish Sodhi back to XI. Glenn Phillipsthe kneecap had come out, and then reappeared, when he hit him last night. He should be available for the second T20I.

New Zealand (maybe): 1 Tim Seifert (week), 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Glenn Phillips, 4 Devon Conway, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (captain), 9 Kyle Jamieson, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Ish Sodhi

The West Indies were concerned about their defeat at goal in the clump, but given that the grove was made up of almost dazzling talent, they would probably stick with the same line-up and just ask them to be a little more – well – like themselves.

West Indies (presumably): 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Brandon King, 3 Shimron Hetmyer, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Kieron Pollard (captain), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Fabian Allen, 8 Keemo Paul / Kyle Mayers, 9 Oshane Thomas, 10 Kesrick Williams, 11 Sheldon Cottrell

Pitch and conditions

Another run-fest is likely given the average run-rate across the seven games played at Bay Oval is a very healthy 9.01. Fast bowlers tend to spoil most of those runs – they’ve run 9.60 over – so both captains can try to control the game with a spin, which costs a lot better 7.80.

The weather forecast for Sunday shows brief rains in the afternoon on Mount Maunganui.

Statistics and Trivia

  • Neesham has played four T20Is since the end of his two-year absence in January 2019. He made 111 runs in it, facing only 62 balls, with a strike rate of 179.

  • Pollard’s number in T20 cricket this year reads: 615 ran in 308 balls with an average of 55.90 and an attack rate of 199.87.

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New Zealand vs West Indies Match Preview, 2nd T20I 2020 | Instant News


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Quick initial sensation. The chaos of collapse. A bowling player quickly breathes fire. A T20 maverick stands tall. There are so many good things about The first T20I in Auckland – at least the return of the people in the stands and the shutdown of the crowd-made noise machine, which could not have happened soon enough.

But there is still room for improvement. Lockie Ferguson make that point in the post-match press conference several times. Except for its ferocious 4-0-21-5 spell, the rest of the bowlers need little time to get back to understanding international cricket. Even someone skilled Southee Team – who was also a substitute captain for the first two games – started the day with two games wide.

The West Indies is also rusting. Yorkers turned into beamers were the main culprit for their defeat on Friday and Kieron Pollard will be eager to restore discipline to his team and push the series to the fore.

For all the excitement at the Garden of Eden, there could be something better at Bay Oval on Mount Maunganui, as both groups of players work back to peak performance levels. Pollard is there. So is Ferguson. And the rest won’t be far behind.

Form wizard

New Zealand WLLLL (Last five games completed, the newest one first) West Indies LWWWL

In the spotlight

Recently Jimmy Neesham want to get away from the game. He hit softly and was thrown too predictably. As a result, he lost his place on the side and was forced to travel to find himself again. Friends and family as well as Wellington’s players and staff are helping him find his love of cricket again, and now he’s out there trying to be a limited finisher. New Zealand often missed it, with senior top batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor forced to both inning and shutting it down, but now things are changing.

Nicholas Pooran fell for the duck that was knocked full of stump legs. Sure, his speed was up to 150 kph, but he should have been a crown jewel among the next generation of West Indies hitters. And those guys should have brought a bad ball like that off the ground. Pooran is no coincidence. He’s good against speed and spin. He is already a batsman capable of seeing two overs up front in a game and taking a hit accordingly. And he has all the shots and talent left. Sooner or later, the class will be displayed.

Team news

Now that they don’t have to worry about the tiny confines of the Garden of Eden, New Zealand might think about bringing it up Ish Sodhi back to XI. Glenn Phillipsthe kneecap had come out, and then reappeared, when he hit him last night. He should be available for the second T20I.

New Zealand (maybe): 1 Tim Seifert (week), 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Glenn Phillips, 4 Devon Conway, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (captain), 9 Kyle Jamieson, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Ish Sodhi

The West Indies were concerned about their defeat at goal in the clump, but given that the grove was made up of almost dazzling talent, they would probably stick with the same line-up and just ask them to be a little more – well – like themselves.

West Indies (presumably): 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Brandon King, 3 Shimron Hetmyer, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Kieron Pollard (captain), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Fabian Allen, 8 Keemo Paul / Kyle Mayers, 9 Oshane Thomas, 10 Kesrick Williams, 11 Sheldon Cottrell

Pitch and conditions

Another run-fest is likely given the average run-rate across the seven games played at Bay Oval is a very healthy 9.01. Fast bowlers tend to spoil most of those runs – they’ve run 9.60 over – so both captains can try to control the game with a spin, which costs a lot better 7.80.

The weather forecast for Sunday shows brief rains in the afternoon on Mount Maunganui.

Statistics and Trivia

  • Neesham has played four T20Is since the end of his two-year absence in January 2019. He made 111 runs in it, facing only 62 balls, with a strike rate of 179.

  • Pollard’s number in T20 cricket this year reads: 615 ran in 308 balls with an average of 55.90 and an attack rate of 199.87.

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Match Preview – New Zealand vs West Indies, West Indies New Zealand 2020 tour, 1st T20I | Instant News


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International cricket returns to New Zealand. The last time they played at home – Christchurch test against India ending March 2 – the coronavirus has just started sending shock waves around the world. And everything rotates very fast. Their tour of Australia later that month was cut short after a ODI behind closed doors in Sydney, and they are the last team to play an international cricket match before the world locks up.

Four months later, the West Indies became the first international team to embark on a tour during the pandemic, when they visited England in July. New Zealand, however, will have to wait despite their relative success in controlling the viral spread community. Strict protocol is still in place, but – which is of interest to the team, no doubt – they will play in front of the crowd.

Both parties will lose some big names due to injury or workload management. Many of the players who have come to the series have barely played cricket for a while, while others have had to deal with the rigors of moving from one biobubble to another. The returnees from the IPL could barely train with squads, having completed their quarantine the day before the series. Both teams will be looking to break away and prepare for the relatively busy schedule over the next 12 months, leading up to the 2021 T20 World Cup in India. They will also get to work to sort out their best XI picks and reserves for the showpiece tournament.

Form wizard

New Zealand LLLLL (Last five games completed, the newest one first) West Indies WWWLL

In the spotlight

Many have likened the wicketkeeper-batsman batting style Seifert Team with Brendon McCullum. The hugely successful top batsman had an outstanding performance at last season’s Super Smash and also impressed with two and a half centuries against India in the T20I series at home earlier this year. He was part of the champion Trinbago Knight Riders team in the CPL and then flew to the UAE to join his IPL team, the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he didn’t get a chance in the starting XI. McCullum himself, who is a guest coach at the Managed Isolation Quarantine and has been part of the Knight Riders franchise coaching arrangement at the IPL as well as the CPL, thinks Seifert is “in breakout season for the Black Caps”.

Fabian Allen has been promising, but the past few months have not been easy for him. He was kicked out of CPL after missing his flight and didn’t get a chance at Sunrisers Hyderabad XI at IPL. The left-handed player provides the complete T20 package: mid-level enforcer and left-winger, who can also enter with his left arm spin. He has displayed flashes of brilliance in previous CPL seasons and at West Indies domestic games, and has earned high praise from the likes of Ian Bishop. He really showed his abilities in a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka earlier this year, and now Allen has 12 months to prove why he should fly to India next year.

Team news

Kane Williamson and Trent Boult has good performance on IPL but has rested for the T20I. Devon Conway, whose exploits with bats on the domestic circuit earned him a place in the national team, and a pioneer Kyle Jamieson could make their T20I debut when the duo wasn’t around. Colin Munro’s Big Bash League commitment keeps him out of the squad, so Team Seifert is ready to open up with Martin Guptill.

New Zealand (maybe): 1 Tim Seifert (week), 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Glenn Phillips, 4 Devon Conway, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (c), 9 Kyle Jamieson, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Ish Sodhi

That Andre Russell’s absence and Dwayne Bravo have opened two mid-level venues in the West Indies XI. Fast bowling allrounder Kyle Mayers can get a chance, meanwhile Keemo Paul, who opted out of the series against England, provided another option quickly.

West Indies (presumably): 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Brandon King, 3 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 4 Rovman Powell / Kyle Mayers, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Kieron Pollard (c), 7 Sheldon Cottrell, 8 Hayden Walsh, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Oshane Thomas / Keemo Paul, 11 Kesrick Williams

Pitch and conditions

A running party is to be expected, but the defending team doesn’t have much luck in the final game in Eden. Six of the last seven games were won by the pursuing teams even when their total exceeded 200.

There is little chance of taking a bath in Auckland tomorrow.

Statistics and Trivia

  • New Zealand have lost their last two bilateral T20I series at home – against India and England. If the West Indies beat them here it would be their first example of losing three straight T20I series at home.

  • Kieron PollardThe 160.26 strike figure across all T20s since the start of 2019 is the second best among the 63 hitters who have scored over 1000 runs during this period. Only Russell (174.34) has a better strike rate. Pollard has scored 1944 runs averaging 38.88 since January 2019.

  • Ross Taylor it took 91 more to complete 2000 processes on the T20I and join two other New Zealanders in the club: Martin Guptill (2536) and Brendon McCullum (2140).

Quotation mark

“I think with the schedule we have, we are clearly looking forward to the next successive World Cup. I think there will be a little rotation with the Test boys coming and going. So, give me a chance in the future if other people are also not available.”
Mitchell Santner in given the opportunity to lead New Zealand in third T20I

“We will continue to be positive and play our cricket brand. Sometimes it is difficult – winning two T20 World Cups and being ranked No. 9 in the world are a bit unbalanced, but I am sure we will get back there in the rankings.”
Andre Fletcher believes West Indies T20I ratings do not justify their achievement in that format

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The US saw 20% more deaths than expected this year, mostly due to COVID-19, according to research | Instant News


During the coronavirus pandemic so far, there have been 20% more deaths than is normally expected from March 1 to August 1 in the United States – with Covid-19 officially accounting for about two-thirds of them, according to The new research was published Monday in the medical journal JAMA.

“Although the total number of US deaths has been very consistent from year to year, US deaths increased by 20% over March-July 2020,” according to the study, written by Dr. Steven Woolf and colleagues at the University of Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health.

“Covid-19 is the documented cause of only 67% of these excess deaths,” write the investigators.

The researchers analyzed mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the US Census Bureau. In all, there were 1,336,561 deaths in the United States between March 1 and August 1, 2020, the study found – marking a 20% increase compared to what would normally be expected.

“Contrary to the skeptics who claim that the deaths from COVID-19 are bogus or much smaller than what we hear in the news, our research and many other studies on the same subject show the opposite,” Woolf, a professor at the VCU School. of Medicine, said in a news release on Monday.

“Some people who have never been exposed to the virus may die from the disruption caused by the pandemic,” added Woolf. “This includes people with acute emergencies, chronic illnesses such as diabetes that is not properly treated, or emotional crises that lead to overdoses or suicides.”

New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Arizona, Mississippi, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Michigan are the ten states with the highest per capita excess death rates. The absolute increase in mortality varied from 22% in Rhode Island and Michigan to 65% in New York.

New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts – the three states with the highest death rates – account for 30% of the excess US deaths, but have the shortest epidemics, according to the researchers.

“The states that experienced an acute spike in April (and reopened later) had a shorter epidemic that returned to their early May, while states that reopened earlier saw a more protracted increase in excess deaths that extended into the season. hot, “write the researchers.

Covid-19 accounts for about two-thirds of excess deaths in the US

Of the 225,530 excess deaths, 150,541 – or 67% of them – were attributed to Covid-19.

The analysis found that there was an increase in deaths related to causes other than Covid-19, including the US death rate for heart disease, which increased between the weeks ending March 21 and April 11, “driven by a spring surge in Covid-19 cases, write the researchers.

Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia have more than doubled, the researchers found. First between the weeks ending March 21 and April 11, and then between the weeks ending June 6 and July 25 – “coinciding with the summer surge in sunbelt state”.

“Some states have greater difficulty than others in containing community spread, causing a protracted increase in excess mortality that continues well into the summer,” the researchers wrote.

They also added that excess deaths attributed to something other than Covid-19 could be a reflection of deaths from unknown or undocumented cases or deaths among uninfected patients facing disruption caused by the pandemic.

This study does have several limitations, including relying on preliminary data, inaccurate death certificates and assumptions applied to the model.

But overall, “these deaths reflect the true size of the death toll from the Great Pandemic of 2020,” Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of JAMA, and Dr. Phil Fontanarosa, executive editor of JAMA, wrote in an editorial accompanying the new study on Monday.

They wrote: “These deaths far exceed the number of US deaths from several armed conflicts, such as the Korean War and Vietnam War, and deaths from the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic, and are close to the number of deaths from World War II. “

The death rate from the US coronavirus is high compared to other countries

The United States has experienced high death rates from the coronavirus during the pandemic, even when compared to other countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates, according to a separate study also published Monday in JAMA.

Alyssa Bilinski, PhD candidate at Harvard University, and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, vice chancellor of global initiatives and professor at the University of Pennsylvania, compared the death rates from the US coronavirus through September 19 with those of 18 other countries with varying pandemic responses.

The researchers found that after May 10, the US had more deaths per 100,000 people than other “high mortality” countries included in the comparison, such as France and Sweden.

Countries with high mortality rates have more than 25 deaths per 100,000 people, and include the United States, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Italy, Britain, Spain and Belgium.

The US has fared better than some countries with high death rates, but only in the early stages of the pandemic. Comparisons in the study show that if the US had a death rate comparable to France from May 10, it would have had 96,763 fewer deaths.

Countries with moderate mortality, with fewer than 5 to 25 deaths per 100,000 people, include Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and Canada.

Bilinski and Emanuel note that if the US had a death rate comparable to Canada since the start of the pandemic, 117,622 would have died less.

Bilinski and Emanuel categorized South Korea, Japan and Australia as countries with low mortality, with less than 5 deaths from the coronavirus per 100,000 people. If the US had a death rate comparable to Australia since the start of the pandemic, it would have had 187,661 fewer deaths, the study shows.

‘Few people will forget the Great Pandemic of 2020’

This study has several limitations. One limitation of the study includes differences in risk of death between countries. For example, “the US population is younger but has more comorbidities than any other country,” write the investigators.

Bilinski and Emanuel suggest that a variety of factors may have contributed to the US death rate during the pandemic, including a weak public health infrastructure and inconsistent pandemic response in the US.

JAMA editors, Bauchner and Fontanarosa, wrote in their editorial: “Few people will forget the Great Pandemic of 2020, where and how they lived, how it substantially changed their lives, and for many, the huge loss of life that has taken place. it caused. “

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