The ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 got off to a resounding start with Scotland pulling off a sensational heist against pre-tournament favorites Afghanistan. The tournament that has four Full-Member teams competing for the two coveted spots in next year’s World Cup in England is expected to get heated up in the coming week.
March 6, 2018, has another riveting contest in-store as the two time World Champions, The Windies take on a vibrant UAE who pulled off a memorable win in their first match against the PNG. Here’s a complete analysis of When and Where to watch the fixtures.
Windies vs United Arab Emirates, 6th Match, Group A
The two-time World Champions Windies would be looking to kickstart their World Cup 2018 campaign on a bright note after indifferent performances in the warm-up matches that saw them go down to Afghanistan. They take on the UAE who would be looking to continue the winning momentum after a clinical 56 run win over PNG.
Venue: Old Hararians Sports Club, Harare
Players to Watch out for:
The presence of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels in their ranks would bolster the fragile Windies batting lineup marred by inexperience. Evin Lewis, with his aggressive style of play will be another crucial player on which the former champions will rely for a good start, while likes of Nikita Miller and Ashley Nurse who performed exceedingly well in the warm-ups will their prime bowlers.
Team Squad: Jason Holder (C), Jason Mohammed, Devendra Bishoo, Carlos Braithwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evon Lewis, Nikita Miller, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams.
United Arab Emirates:
The team from the United Arab Emirates got off to a blistering start to their 2018 World Cup qualifier campaign. Buoyed by Rohan Mustafa (95) and Ashfaq Ahmed (50) opening blitz and the devastating spell by Mohammad Naveed (5-28), UAE pulled off a memorable heist against the PNG and the aforementioned players will hold the key when they take on the Windies come March 6th.
Team Squad: Rohan Mustafa (C), Ashfaq Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Boota, Imran Haiser, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Adnan Mufti, Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza, Ghulam Shabber, Rameez Shahzad, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman.
Here’s a complete guide to When and Where the Windies vs UAE match be viewed:
The encounter between the Windies and UAE will be played at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare.
The live telecast of the match can be streamed at Star Sports Select 2/HD
The viewers can catch the coverage of the mouth-watering clash at 12:45 PM IST.
Viewers can also stream the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 online at Hotstar.com