Windies vs Scotland Match Preview
Match 7, World Cup Qualifiers Super Sixes
In a high-stakes game, Super Six table toppers Windies lock horns against third-placed Scotland in the match 7 of World Cup Qualifiers Super Sixes at Harare Sports Club. The winner of the clash will seal the spot at the Cricket World Cup 2019.
West Indies have had a good run in the event so far, having lost only once. In their last game against the hosts Zimbabwe, Windies successfully chased down the target of 290 runs. A win over Scotland on Wednesday will ensure top spot and the ticket to World Cup for the West Indies team. If they lose, they will rely on the UAE to beat Zimbabwe on Thursday, besides hoping for a better Net Run Rate than Ireland and Afghanistan should either team win their remaining matches.
On the other hand is Scotland, targeting a fourth appearance at the Cricket World Cup are tied on points with Zimbabwe. They have not been at their best in the last three fixtures, losing two and winning one. For Scotland, they need a win against Windies on Wednesday along with other results favoring them, including the UAE defeating Zimbabwe to put the NRR in their favour.
As of now, only United Arab Emirates are out of the Cricket World Cup 2019 race.
Date and time: 21 March, 01:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Form (recent first): W L W W W
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell
Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Nikita Miller, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite, Kesrick Williams
Form (recent first): L W T W W
Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Sole, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Bradley Wheal
Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Sole, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Bradley Wheal, Alasdair Evans, Stu Whittingham, Tom Sole, Michael Jones
Shai Hope and Marlon Samuels were the stars in the Windies' chase against the hosts Zimbabwe. Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell are among others who have scored match-winning knocks in the tournament. Jason Holder and Kemar Roach have led the charge with the ball, picking 14 and 8 wickets, respectively.
Calum MacLeod is the leading run-getter for team Scotland, while Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington, and Kyle Coetzer are among others who have played a good hand with the bat. Safyaan Sharif and Bradley Wheal have been the stars with the ball.
Windies will start as favorites, but Scotland can put on a spirited show to challenge them.
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