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West Indies and New Zealand contest the first ODI series in the Caribbean since 2012 after the Black Caps defeated the Men in Maroon 2-1 in their T20i series to extend their impressive form in white-ball cricket.
Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Devon Conway and Tim Southee returned for the shorter format having taken time off following the Tests in England, while captain Tom Latham also came back in. Ben Sears and Blair Tickner made way.
The news then broke that Boult had opted out of his central contract to spend more time with his family, causing shockwaves in the sport given Boult's reputation for boundless energy and commitment to his country.
With Ben Stokes stepping down from ODIs last month, the decision by both men to lighten their playing schedules has again put cricket's unrelenting schedule in the spotlight.
Boult will however still play a significant role on this current tour and did feature in the first two T20is. In the first, New Zealand limited their hosts to 172-7 having posted 185-5, with Mitchell Santner recording figures of 3-19.
In the second, a 76 from Glenn Phillips guided the tourists to 215-5 before Santner and Michael Bracewell each claimed three wickets as the Windies limped to 125-9.
Phil Simmons' men then secured a consolation victory as Odean Smith impressed with 3-29 to reduce New Zealand to 145-7, a total chased down with one over to spare in large part due to half-centuries from Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks.
Simmons and white-ball captain Nicholas Pooran will hope that win can be the catalyst for a much-improved run of form having suffered 12 defeats in 13 matches across both shorter formats before that morale-boosting victory.
For the tourists, Sears is set to make his ODI debut after Matt Henry was ruled out of the series with a side injury sustained in training.
Meanwhile, West Indies have called up Kevin Sinclair for his ODI bow, while Gudakesh Motie, who made his first ODI appearance last month against Bangladesh, will get another chance to showcase his talent on the international stage.
The upcoming series gives both sides the opportunity to propel themselves towards a spot at next year's World Cup, which will take place between October and November in India.
When are the West Indies vs New Zealand ODIs?
The three ODIs can be watched on the following dates:
Wednesday 17 August - Live on BT Sport 3 from 6.45pm at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Friday 19 August - Live on BT Sport 2 from 6.45pm at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Sunday 21 August - Live on BT Sport 3 from 6.45pm at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
How to watch West Indies vs New Zealand on your mobile or tablet
Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available on the homepage when our coverage gets underway.
How to live stream West Indies vs New Zealand on your laptop
Access the live stream via the bt.com/sport homepage when our broadcast begins.
How to watch West Indies vs New Zealand on TV
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What if I can't watch live?
No problem. An extended highlights package of each day will be made available to subscribers on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport.
For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.
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