Unbeaten so far, a confident New Zealand cricket team will start favourite against the erratic West Indians when the two sides fight it out in the second semi-final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 today.
West Indies batswoman and 'keeper Merissa Aguilleira poses at Marine Drive yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
The Kiwi women, ranked third in the world, are on a roll in the tournament, having beaten South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Sri Lanka — all with convincing margins — on their way to the clash.
New Zealand are, thus, clear favourites to win today against the no 5 ranked Windies. Windies women have had a roller-coaster ride to the last four, losing two games out of five.
However, it will take a very special effort by the Caribbeans to edge past the on-a-roll New Zealand.