West Indies come into the first round of the tournament looking completely different from the side they had last years. Their T20 legends have been replaced by young talents, who pretty good themselves. There is no Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell, like last year. They go up against Scotland, and who are pretty decent and could spring a fair set of surprises.
Played- 0 | West Indies – 0 | Scotland – 0 | No Result- 0 | Tie- 0
Date: 17th October 2022
Time: 9:30 AM IST
The weather at Hobart is clear and a full game is expected, although there could be a cold breeze and some chilly temperatures.
The Hobart track is normally good for batters. The boundaries are also pretty small and run-scoring should be pretty easy. Batting second will be a better option.
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, and Obed McCoy/Sheldon Cottrell
George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Michael Jones, Richie Berrington (c), Josh Davey, Matthew Cross (wk), Craig Wallace, Brad Wheal, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, and Chris Greaves
The Scotland captain will remember very well what happened last year. This time as well, he will hope to put up some good performances and find a way to sneak into the main draw.
Kyle Mayers is in the form of his life. With some good scores and a lot of potential, he is a contender for the player of the tournament, but will need to live up to expectations as he comes out to the middle.
West Indies are comfortably ahead coming into this contest. They possess a strong and stable line-up and will enjoy facing some smaller teams throughout the tournament.