Loss in opener puts pressure on West Indies
● West Indies need to win the match to stay alive in the Super 12s contention
● Zimbabwe are coming off a comprehensive win over Ireland
West Indies and Zimbabwe are set to square off in their next first round fixture in Group B. The contest is a must win for the West Indies who lost their opening match by runs at the hands of Scotland. West Indies’ chances of winning this game stand at 1.35
Zimbabwe are coming into this game high on confidence after beating Ireland by 31 runs in their first match. A win here will put them in a very good position to advance through to the Super 12s. Zimbabwe have odds of 3.09 to win this clash.
How’s the pitch?
The Hobart decks are generally batting friendly, with the ball coming onto the bat nicely. However, there will be some assistance on offer for seamers, especially with the current weather in the country…
Our pick: West Indies have more firepower in the batting line-up. And despite their heavy defeat in the first game. Back West Indies to win the match at 1.35!
West Indies let the game slip away with the ball last game after a good start, which they can not afford again. Windies’ batting line-up was blown away and will need a much better performance.
Keep an eye on…
Alzarri Joseph has developed into a bankable option for West Indies and has been in very good form in recent times. The right-arm pacer has picked seven wickets in three T20Is in Australia.
Sikandar Raza has transformed himself into an incredibly valuable asset for Zimbabwe in the last year or so. He has struck at 154 this year in T20I cricket while averaging 43 and is coming off a superb 82 off 48.