Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill is caught out on 105 runs during a Pool A 2015 Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. [Getty]

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New Zealand will take on the West Indies in the third quarter final clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 1am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


After finishing with six wins during the group stage fixtures, New Zealand sealed the top spot in Group A with 12 points from six matches. The Black Caps became the first team to make it to the knockout stages of the tournament.

So far in this World Cup, the trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Daniel Vettori have been key for the co-hosts as they have collectively managed 41 wickets so far from six matches.

Brendon McCullum will once again be relying heavily on these three bowlers to pick wickets when his side take on the two-time World Champions later this weekend.

Chris Gayle
Gayle produced a devastating innings at the opportune moment for the West Indies. Getty Images

Meanwhile, West Indies made it to the quarter finals of the World Cup after their victory over the United Arab Emirates in the last group stage fixture. A defeat there would have ended their World Cup hopes.

They finished fourth in Group B with six points from six matches and their position in the table has seen them face New Zealand, who are unbeaten in this tournament. West Indies star batsman Chris Gayle missed the last clash due to a back injury.

The left-handed hard-hitting batsman could return to the playing XI, even if he is not completely fit. He has already scored a double century in the World Cup earlier in the tournament and Gayle will be crucial in helping his side beat the co-hosts.

The winner of the clash will take on South Africa, who made it to the semi final after an easy win over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday.


New Zealand to win

Betting Odds (

  • New Zealand to win: 5/18
  • West Indies to win: 27/10

Kane Williamson (New Zealand batsman): "After playing good, we know that everything starts again. Anything in the past is quickly forgotten. We've played six games and each one has been very different, so it's nice to have all those experiences going into the quarter-final but we need to keep playing with that calm aggression we have had in the group stage."

Team News

New Zealand

Possible XI: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (C), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (WK), Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

West Indies

Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn