WI vs USA: 2nd match WCQ prediction
WI vs USA: West Indies and the United States will face off in the second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023. West Indies will be confident since they performed well in exhibition games and had strong performances from their star players. United States, on the other hand, dropped both contests and must improve.
In both of their warm-up matches, the American bowlers were out of shape and out of rhythm. The team will face the strongest batting lineup in the competition, which will present a significant challenge. West Indies will want to take advantage of their seasoned players and momentum.
WI vs USA: Match details
Match: WI vs USA 2nd Match (World Cup Qualifiers, 2023)
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
Time: 12:30 PM
Venue: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
WI vs USA: Match Overview
In the warm-up matches against Scotland and the United Arab Emirates, Shai Hope's team performed admirably. The captain of the West Indies will want his team to win their first game and maintain their current form and momentum. He has his batsmen in great structure and will hope to bet on this strength and offer areas of strength in this game.
Because they are both capable of scoring runs quickly, they will be looking for a strong start from Brandon King and Johnson Charles in this game. Shai Hope, Rovman Powell, and Nicholas Pooran will need to put on a good show because the middle order is strong. This formidable lineup includes Keemo Paul, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, and additional firepower down the order.
The side will search for a decent show with the new ball from the accomplished sets of Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph. With his variations, Jason Holder will try to challenge the batsmen for the United States. Yannic Cariah performed well in the warm-up games and will partner with Akeal Hosein in the middle overs. The team's bowling options are enhanced by Mayers and Chase.
United States of America
The team led by Monank Patel needs to get over its subpar performance in the warm-up games. In their most recent matchup with Sri Lanka, they lost by 198 runs. They are up against a formidable batsman, and Patel will want his bowlers to work hard. To compete against their formidable opponent in this game, they must stick to the fundamentals.
Sushant Modani and Steven Taylor, the openers, must get off to a strong start against an experienced bowling attack. Patel must lead from the front in the middle order and add runs with Aaron Jones and Gajanand Singh. In the lower middle order, Saiteja Mukkamalla and Jessy Singh must score runs quickly.
Saurabh Netravalkar and Ali Khan need to get early wickets with the new ball because West Indies has a strong top order. In the middle overs, Usman Rafiq and Jessy Singh play a crucial role and must halt the flow of runs. For the team to win this game, Nosthush Kenjige, Minak Patel, and Steven Taylor must perform well in supporting roles.
WI vs USA: Key tips
West Indies' pursuit of a significant victory over the United States
The American bowlers appeared out of form as they gave up 315 and 392 in their two exhibition games. West Indies has depth in both their batting and bowling, which makes them a better team than the United States. West Indies' batters are in terrific form, and they scored 374 runs in their most recent exhibition game.
WI vs USA: Probable XI
Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Shai Hope (c & wk), Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Yannic Cariah
United States of America
Steven Taylor, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Sushant Modani, Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan, Usman Rafiq, Aaron Jones, Gajanand Singh, Jessy Singh, Monank Patel (c & wk), Nosthush Kenjige
WI vs USA: Pitch report
Harare's Takashinga Sports Club offers a surface that is good for batting. Due to the batsmen's freedom to perform their strokes, we have witnessed significant scores being recorded. For quick bowlers, this course doesn't provide much. As the ball ages and begins to turn sharply, spinners excel, particularly in the game's second innings.
WI vs USA: Weather report
On June 16, Harare will have bright skies, and we anticipate seeing another flat track where batsmen may enjoy their time. The batters could play their strokes because the ball would land well on the bat. In order for the team batting first to feel secure on this wicket, they must score 300 runs.
WI vs USA: Toss prediction
High-scoring games have been played during the warm-up games. Run chases are challenging because the wickets, which were fantastic to bat on in the first innings, slowed down near the conclusion. The team that wins the toss here won't think twice before starting the batting order.
WI vs USA: Pre-play prediction
Best batter: Brandon King (WI), Monank Patel (USA)
Best bowler: Akeal Hosein (WI), Jessy Singh (USA)
Best all-rounder: Jason Holder (WI), Ali Khan (USA)
Player of the match: Brandon King (WI)
WI vs USA: Match Prediction
The Americans arrive here looking out of shape. The bowling attack has struggled to bowl on these surfaces, therefore they must put up a strong performance for the team to have a chance in this game. West Indies batting lineup possesses both strength and depth. Their seasoned bowling assault gives them a decisive advantage in this match. West Indies to triumph.