West Indies faced a massive upset in their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Scotland and lost their first match by a big margin of 42 runs. We do not doubt that West Indies is overall a strong and experienced team but they need to look at things and bring the best players for this World Cup. Remember that they have to win all their remaining matches including this match.
Zimbabwe had a good opening start to this tournament and beat Ireland in their opening match. Now they have to win at least one out of the remaining two matches. Zimbabwe had a bad history in T20 cricket but now they are an improved team and can give a tough time to any participant in ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
West Indies Reviews
West Indies is overall a strong team and had won the title of ICC T20 World Cup two times but they were not good in the first match. The bowling unit of West Indies failed to give the best performance and leaked 160 runs in 20 overs. They have the best bowlers of T20 cricket like K Mayers, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, and Odean Smith. Jason Holder proved the most successful bowler from their side picking two wickets in three overs against just 14 runs. Alzarri Joseph was the other bowler with two wickets to his name in four overs while he was charged with 28 runs.
Odean Smith picked one wicket while Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, and K Mayers were the bowlers who could not manage to pick any wicket. The batting order of West Indies also failed to give the best performance and scored 118 runs in 20 overs and their full team came back to the pavilion in 18.3 overs while chasing the target of 161 runs. Jason Holder was the only successful batter from their side who scored 38 runs on 33 balls with the help of four boundaries and one huge six. Kyle Mayers scored 20 runs while Brandon King could manage to score 17 runs.
Zimbabwe was good in their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup and beat their favorite team Ireland. They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. They had a poor batting start and lost their key five batters on a total of just 79 runs but after that, Sikandar Raza took the charge and put a handsome total on the board. They scored a total of 174 runs in 20 overs. Sikandar Raza proved the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side scoring 82 runs on just 48 balls with the help of five boundaries and the same huge sixes. Madhevere scored 22 runs while L Jongwe remained not out after scoring 20 runs.
The bowling unit of Zimbabwe also performed well in the first match and defended the target of 175 runs. They leaked 143 runs in 20 overs. Almost all bowlers from their side performed well and played a role in the win. Blessing Muzarabani was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in four overs against just 23 runs. Tendai Chatara and Richard Ngarava picked two wickets each while Richard Ngarava and Sikandar Raza picked one wicket each. Luke Jongwe was the only bowler from their side who failed to pick any wicket.
Toss Prediction in Today’s Match Prediction
The toss will play an important role in the decision of all matches of World Cup T20. Having a good total on the board is always a big advantage in these kinds of big matches. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may choose to bat first.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
West Indies is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for West Indies have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
West Indies have a 60% chance to win this match.
Zimbabwe has a 40% chance to win this match.