After kickstarting their campaign with a win over Ireland, Zimbabwe is set to take on the former World Champion, West Indies. They will be playing the 8th match of the tournament at the Blundstone Arena. The windies desperately need a win here to keep their campaign running, while Zimbabwe would be looking to extend their lead.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 19th October 2022, 1:30 pm IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Zimbabwe vs West Indies- Previews and Betting Tips
Zimbabwe has been in sublime form in Twenty20 internationals. In the past five matches that they have played, Zimbabwe has won four games, giving them a winning percentage of 80%. They played the most recent game against Ireland as their tournament's opening game. When asked to bat first, Zimbabwe tumbled apart with the Irish bowlers all over them. However, Sikandar Raza’s heroic 82 off just 48 balls got them to a fighting total of 174/7. While defending, Blessing Muzarabani’s 3/23, alongside a brace from Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava, helped Zimbabwe restrict Ireland to 143/9. This kickstarted their campaign with a win and handed them valuable points.
Meanwhile, West Indies are walking into this encounter after facing a disappointing defeat against Scotland. Putting Scotland to bat first, the Windies leaked away plenty of runs. Despite Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph picking up two wickets each, Scotland managed to score 160 runs on the board. While chasing, Jason Holder played a lonely battle of 38 as impressive bowling by the Scotland team bundled out the former champions for a mere 118.
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West Indies has won twice in the past three T20 matches between the two teams. This leaves Zimbabwe with a stand-alone win, making West Indies the favorites to win the upcoming encounter.
Zimbabwe will be riding on a lot of confidence in winning the opening game of their World Cup campaign. They have had a very strong batting line-up which the evolving bowling department compliments. Talking about batters, Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams have taken the onus of scoring runs upon their shoulders. In the past ten matches, Raza scored 437 runs while Sean scored 252 runs respectively. Meanwhile, in the bowling department, Sikandar Raza has made his presence felt alongside Blessing Muzarabani. Raza has 10 scalps in 10 matches, while Muzarabani has 8 wickets to his name in just 5 matches. These will be the players to watch out for in the upcoming encounter.
Squad: Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(C), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
The former World Champions will have a lot riding on this match, as losing this would mean nearing the disqualification line. They have a very strong batting line-up which will certainly work out in their favor to put a huge score on the board. Provided they don’t make any rash decisions.
Brandon King & Kyle Mayers have been doing well with the bat scoring 206 runs and 165 runs in their recent few matches. Now, talking about the bowlers unit, Obed Mcoy and Odean Smith have taken responsibility and have shined bright with that. In the past 8 matches, the duo have 14 and 13 wickets, respectively, and will look very lethal in the upcoming encounter.
Squad: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Johnson Charles, Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
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Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast predicts to have zero to no precipitation on the match day. Humidity is expected to be as high as 64% throughout the day. It is expected to be partly cloudy, with temperatures hovering around 19 degrees. Fans can expect an exciting match day ahead of them.
The Blundstone Arena, also known as the Bellerive Oval, is known as a batting paradise where high-scoring matchups and batsmen getting high scores are quite common. Although teams prefer to chase on this venue as in the past, this ground has seen plenty of successful run chases.
Zimbabwe vs West Indies: Betting Tips
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