Team news Again, barring injuries, there seems to be no reason why West Indies would want to change a winning XI. Unless they want to replace the struggling Lendl Simmons and bring Johnson Charles in at the top. Darren Sammy did mention after the second ODI that he could be the one to be rested later in the series, but it probably will not be for a potential series-decider. West Indies: (possible) 1 Lendl Simmons/Johnson Charles, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Dwayne Smith, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Darren Sammy (capt), 9 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Sunil Narine
Brendon McCullum was expected to join the squad less than 24 hours before the start of Wednesday's game, and it will be asking too much to expect him to play. "We'll see how he feels," the coach John Wright told New Zealand reporters earlier. "It's a long journey [from New Zealand], that may be a little bit tight." New Zealand have the option of handing an ODI debut to left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult to beef up the attack, something Wright hinted they could go in for. Unfortunately, there are no options left to beef up the batting.
New Zealand: (possible) 1 Rob Nicol, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Daniel Flynn, 4 Kane Williamson (capt), 5 Dean Brownlie/Tom Latham, 6 BJ Watling (wk), 7 Jacob Oram, 8 Tim Southee, 9 & 10 Nathan McCullum/Tarun Nethula/Trent Boult, 11 Kyle Mills
West Indies team CH Gayle, J Charles, DR Smith, MN Samuels, KA Pollard, DJ Bravo, D Ramdin†, DJG Sammy*, SP Narine, R Rampaul, AD Russell New Zealand team RJ Nicol, MJ Guptill, KS Williamson*, DR Flynn, BJ Watling†, JDP Oram, TWM Latham, NL McCullum, TG Southee, TA Boult, KD Mills
Darren Sammy has won the toss and chosen to field.