The men from the Caribbean are all set to lock horns against Scotland in the second game of the World Cup group stage round. This will be the first game of the T20 World Cup for both teams. They have been named in Group B, alongside Zimbabwe and Ireland, who will fight it out for a place in the Super 12.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 17th October 2022, 9:30 am IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
West Indies vs Scotland – Previews and Betting Tips
It will be a competition like no other as the men from the Caribbean take on the Scottish side. West Indies will have it slightly easier than their opponents as they have the strength and depth in the squad. Right from hard-hitting batters to swing bowlers and yorker specialists, the Windies have it all.
Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, you name them. The Windies batters have been in sublime touch and are all ready to go berserk. As for the bowlers, Akeal Hosein and Sheldon Cottrell are the ones to watch out for. You can’t just pick one player, as all of them are match-winners for the Caribbean side. They recently won their warm-up match against UAE, wherein Brandon King and Raymon Reifer were the stars of the show.
Speaking about Scotland, it’s a compact side with a lot of players who haven’t gotten a lot of exposure to the big stage of the game. However, they did well in their warm-up game against the Netherlands. Richie Berrington and Micheal Leask took major responsibility with the bat, while Brad Wheal and Mark Watt shined with the ball. These are some of the Scotland players to look out for in the upcoming encounter.
We suggest our readers do their research to place their bets. Checking out the team’s past performance will help them a lot. We also suggest to our readers that West Indies is the favorite side to win the opening game. Ensure to research on every small detail that will help you make a reliable bet.
It wasn’t the best of all seasons for the Windies. After losing a series to Australia in the T20 format, they are walking into this tournament. However, they have shown great signs of positivity after their win over UAE in the warm-up game. Brandon King was spotless, while Raymon Reifer dismantled the entire UAE batting line-up with the ball. These will be the players to watch out for. In their first game, batting will be the stronger suit for West Indies, courtesy of the depth in the line-up.
Squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
Scotland lacks the experience they need to battle it out against two-time T20 World Cup winners, West indies. West Indies are the favorites entering this match-up regardless of their current form. However, Scotland won’t give up without a tough fight and are rather a serious contender to win this match. Micheal Leask and skipper Richard Berrington are like the backbone of the batting line-up. They have performed impeccably in the past, and they continue to do so. Meanwhile, Bradley Wheal and Mark Watt will lead the bowling department and will look to strike hard against the Windies and not let them settle.
Squad: Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
It’s a piece of rather upsetting news for cricketing fans across the globe, as there are chances of 50% precipitation on match day. Scattered showers have been predicted during match hours. Delay in match timings is quite a possibility as it shows clear skies after the 2 pm mark. Humidity lies at 64%, while the temperature is set to fluctuate between 8 and 12 degrees.
Talking about the pitch conditions, the pitch at Blundstone Arena, also known as the Bellerive Oval, is a batting paradise. It is a smooth wicket to bat on, with several high-scoring matches already taking place at the venue. However, teams prefer to chase at this venue, with most wins coming after batting second. A team winning the toss would likely bowl first to restrict the team to a low total.
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