Training at Bay Oval in front of the Mount!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 31, 2017
Boys very excited about the NY's Day bash against @westindies
7pm start - get in early to beat the ques 👊 #hottip #nzvwi
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OPTA MATCH FACTS
The Black Caps have won four of their last five T20I matches played against the Windies (L1); including the most recent encounter at Saxton Oval.
Avoiding defeat in this match will guarantee the Black Caps go three bilateral T20I series (2+ games) unbeaten versus the Windies; they drew the most recent one in July 2014 having won the series in January 2014.
West Indies have won just one of their last five T20 Internationals played away from home and have suffered four defeats on the bounce in New Zealand.
New Zealand have a 72% (13/18) win rate in T20Is since the beginning of 2016, only India (73%, 24/33) has a better record in that period.
Colin Munro has recorded eight T20I innings for New Zealand in 2017; failing to score more than 7 in five of them but also posted 53 and two centuries.
One of those centuries in 2017 by Munro came at this very venue against Bangladesh (101 off 54 balls).
Seth Rance took three wickets in the series opener against the Windies; no Black Cap bowler has ever claimed more on their T20I debut.
Ish Sodhi has registered 16 T20I innings for the Black Caps; taking at least one wicket in every appearance.