- Rohit Singh | October 19, 2022 | 1:16 am
WI vs ZIM, 8th Match Preview
West Indies take on Zimbabwe at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart on Wednesday evening in Match 6 of the 2022 T20 World Cup. West Indies suffered a shock defeat by 42 runs to Scotland on Monday. Zimbabwe got off to a winning start by beating Ireland by 31 runs in their opening fixture. West Indies have been an inconsistent side in this format over the last 12 months. If their top order batters can produce a big score then they will be very competitive. Zimbabwe are in excellent form in IT20s but have not tested themselves against the better teams for a couple of years. This match will be a good indicator of how good they have become.
WI vs ZIM, 8th Match Details
West Indies vs Zimbabwe – 8th Match
Venue: Bellerive Oval – Hobart
Date & Time: 19th October at 1:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
WI vs ZIM, 8th Match Pitch Report
Warm afternoon sunshine will give way to clear skies on Wednesday evening with the temperature dropping from 17 degrees to 13. It is a good surface in Hobart and a total of around 170 is par. At the same time, there is something for the pace and spin bowlers on this pitch.
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WI vs ZIM, 8th Match Probable Playing XIs:
Zimbabwe Probable Playing XIs
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani
West Indies Probable Playing XIs
Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c) (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy
Topmost Picks for WI vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, 8th Match:
Top Picks – Zimbabwe
- Sikandar Raza- The 36 year old right-handed batter has hit scores of 65 not-out, 62 and 82 across his last four innings in this format.
- Blessing Muzarabani- The fast bowler uses his pace and height to trouble batters. He has taken 98 international wickets from 66 matches.
Top Picks – West Indies
- Kyle Mayers– The powerful left-handed opener has scored two half-centuries in IT20s and had an excellent Caribbean Premier League in August and September.
- Alzarri Joseph– The right arm fast bowler has been in excellent form across 2022. He took 2-28 in Monday afternoon’s game.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for WI vs ZIM Dream11 Team:
Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Craig Ervine, Jason Holder(C), Kyle Mayers, Sean Williams(VC), Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Alzarri Joseph
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for WI vs ZIM Dream11 Team:
Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Kyle Mayers(VC), Sikandar Raza(C), Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Sikandar Raza, Jason Holder
Vice-captain – Kyle Mayers, Sean Williams
Wicketkeeper – Nicholas Pooran
WI vs ZIM 8th Match Probable Winners:
This should be an excellent contest with Zimbabwe’s confidence very high after recent results and West Indies determined to stay in the tournament. It could be decided by one big individual innings. West Indies put in one of their worst performances ever in a T20 World Cup on Monday and we expect them to produce something a lot more professional in this game. Zimbabwe will push them all the way but we predict that West Indies will win this match. Considering the team combination, West Indies is expected to win this match.