West Indies vs. UAE ICC CWC Warm-up Match
The match between West Indies vs. UAE on June 15, 2023 at Takashinga Sports Club, Harare is part of the ICC world cup qualifiers, and is the seventh match of the tournament. Both teams are currently gearing for the upcoming 2023 World Cup and this warm-up match will show all their fans and the many cricket bettors out there their current condition in anticipation of the actual tournament
WI vs. UAE June 15, 2023, Match Overview
The West Indies team has recently beaten Scotland at the Harare Sports Club by 91 runs and its current lineup consists of several star players, including star batter Skipper Hope who managed to score 57 runs off 65 balls with six fours and Romario Shepherd who had 53 runs off 34 balls.
The Ahmed Raza-led UAE team won by three wickets against Nepal and this helped boost the team’s morale for the rest of the team. Despite this achievement, however, it is still a fact that the West Indies is more seasoned than them and that they’ll need to put a good defense against the West Indies.
The match will be held in an ODI format and both teams’ fielding, batting, and bowling skills will be put to the test on June 15, 2023.
Here is a head-to-head record of the two teams competing in this match:
|Total Matches||WI won||UAE won||No result|
Both teams have had some history with the West Indies winning three out of three ODI matches against the UAE team. This is because the WI team were noticeably better with the bat and the ball.
Pitch Report WI vs. UAE
The pitch at the venue for the WI vs. UAE match in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers on June 15, 2023 is balanced. There might be some initial assistance for the seam bowlers due to the moisture on the surface, but as the day progresses, the pitch might get slower and lower, making it easier for the batsmen to score runs.
WI Prematch Analysis
The West Indies cricket team has a reputation for being a strong and aggressive squad, with a history of success in international cricket. However, they have had a mixed record in recent ICC World Cup tournaments.
In the 2015 World Cup, the West Indies made it to the quarterfinals before being knocked out by New Zealand. The team had some standout performers in that tournament, including Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, who both scored over 300 runs and took more than a dozen wickets each.
In the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup, the West Indies had some promising results, including a series victory over England. The West Indies played a five-match ODI series against England in February and March 2019. The WI team won the series 2-2, with one match ending in a tie. This win showcased the team’s potential in heading for the CWC and boosted their morale for the competition itself, which took place later in 2019. However, they eventually lost the 2019 CWC and they have also struggled in some matches, particularly in their batting, which has been inconsistent.
The team has some big names in their lineup, including Gayle, Russell, and Shimron Hetmyer, and their bowling attack is also strong, featuring fast bowlers like Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel. If they can find some consistency in their performances, the West Indies could be a serious contender in the World Cup.
West Indies Stats
|Player||Runs||Batting Strike Rate||Wickets||Bowling Economy|
WI Squad 2023
- Shai Hope – captain
- Rovman Powell – vice captain
- Shamarah Brooks – top order batter
- Yannic Cariah – bowler
- Keacy Carty – batter
- Johnson Charles – wicketkeeper
- Roston Chase – allrounder
- Jason Holder – bowler allrounder
- Akeal Hosein – bowler
- Alzarri Joseph – bowler
- Brandon King – top order batter
- Kyle Mayers – batting allrounder
- Keemo Paul – allrounder
- Nicholas Pooran – wicketkeeper
- Romari Shepherd – bowling allrounder
UAE Prematch Analysis
As one of the top teams in the tournament, the UAE team will need to assess their strengths and weaknesses before the match to ensure their victory.
In their previous matches, the team showed their ability to perform under pressure and demonstrated excellent teamwork. The team’s batting line-up boasts some of the best in the world, while their bowlers are known for their skill and precision.
However, the UAE team will need to keep a close eye on their opponents and analyze their playing styles and strategies to counter them effectively.
United Arab Emirates Stats
|Player||Runs||Batting Strike Rate||Wickets||Bowling Economy|
UAE Squad 2023
- Muhammad Waseem – captain
- Aayan Afzal Khan – bowling allrounder
- Ali Naseer – allrounder
- Vriitya Aravind – wicketkeeper
- Asif Khan – batter
- Basil – Hameed – middle order batter
- Ethan D’Souza – batter
- Junaid Siddique – bowler
- Karthik Meiyappan – bowler
- Muhammad Jawadullah – bowler
- Rameez Shahzad – top order batter
- Rohan Mustafa – top order batter
- Aryansh Sharma – batter
- Sanchit Sharma – bowler
- Zahoor Khan – bowler
West Indies vs UAE Betting Tips
The West Indies team is the clear favorite for this matchup and cricket bettors should start looking into different sportsbooks’ odds to check how much they’ll need to bet to win a hefty amount by betting on WI. Any UAE fans who’ll want to stick with their team should consider staking low so that they won’t lose a lot of money should they fail to make an upset.
Because West Indies is well-known for batting and bowling, it might be a good idea to start looking into betting markets that focus on them.
West Indies vs UAE Dream11 Prediction
|Wicket-Keeper||V Aravind, Johnson Charles|
|Batter||Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King (vc)|
|All-Rounder||A Naseer (c), Aayan Azfal Khan, KAR Hodge|
|Bowler||Zahoor Khan, Y Cariah, Odean Smith, DC Drakes|
Prediction and Conclusion
We predict that the match will end in a West Indies win thanks to the past victories this team had over their opponent. West Indies simply has the experience and expertise necessary to pull off a win here and it will take some extreme luck for UAE to win as the underdogs against WI’s batting, bowling, and fielding skills.
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