With one win, any of the four teams in Group B of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup can move on to the Super 12. West Indies is the two-time defending champion, and they play Ireland. Scotland plays Zimbabwe in a must-win match. Because it’s supposed to rain in Hobart on Friday, the Net Run-Rate (NRR) could be used to decide which two teams from the West Indies, Ireland, Scotland, and Zimbabwe, move on.
At 0.759%, Scotland has the best NRR, more than Zimbabwe, which is in second place. If bad weather stops both games on Friday, Scotland and Zimbabwe will move on to the next round. The rain stops both matches, the winner of the match between West Indies, Ireland, and Scotland will move on.
If the other match is canceled, the winner of Scotland vs. Zimbabwe will join the West Indies in the Super 12 tournament. Everyone has a lot riding on the outcome of this game, so it’s important that the weather cooperates and the winner is decided by what happens on the field.
West Indies Top 11 candidates
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy
Ireland Top 11 candidates
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
The West Indies were in this pickle because of their 42-run opening match loss to Scotland. Even though they gained momentum with a win against Zimbabwe on Wednesday, they are still facing some uneasy moments after Scotland’s loss to Ireland and Zimbabwe’s victory over Scotland by The Australia Time.
Nicholas Pooran, captain of the West Indies, has recognized that the team’s plight is the result of the batting unit’s failure and that the team has resolved to remedy the situation. “We had a chat about it, and as a batting unit, we had to take on some accountability. This is ridiculous. To be more specific, we have been struggling during the middle overs. For the middle overs, we aimed for a more moderate approach.
However, those who played it safe in these events often ended up getting caught and bowled while attempting to form partnerships. Now is the moment for us to make our own good fortune, “Pooran said, adding that Akeal Hosein and Rovman Powell’s late-innings partnership against Zimbabwe was a prime example. Pooran expected his bowlers, especially Alzarri Joseph, who took 4-16 off of four overs against Zimbabwe, to put in another stellar performance.