ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table Qualifier Group B After West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Updated - 20 Oct 2022, 12:05 AM

Zimbabwe vs West Indies
Zimbabwe vs West Indies. (Photo: Twitter)

West Indies Cricket Team are still in the race for Super 12 of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The Men in Maroon defeated Zimbabwe by 32 runs where they  bundled out Zimbabwe for 122 runs in 18.2 overs. West Indies showed never to say die-attitude which was missing in their earlier match against Scotland.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, would regret losing the match as they missed a golden opportunity. Zimbabwe was dealt a huge blow as their skipper Craig Ervine was not a part of the match as he was feeling unwell. Zimbabwe batters. There was not a single 30 runs partnership nor did any batter score 30 runs for the team which is quite astonishing.

West Indies National Cricket Team
West Indies National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Alzarri Joseph on Fire

The only way West Indies could have won the match by taking wickets. In the first 2 overs, the Men in Maroon gave away 29 runs and it looked as if Zimbabwe would run away with the match quite comfortably. Alzarri in his first over got rid of dangerous Chakabva and applied brakes on the scoring. The right-arm speedster provided breakthroughs at the crucial junctions of the match and ended up with match-winning figures of 4-14.

Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Problems aplenty for Zimbabwe

The team is completely dependent on Sikandar Raza which is not a good sign at all. The likes of Sean Williams should take responsibility for guiding the batters in the middle. Chasing 154 runs requires a couple of 40 runs partnerships as scoring less than 8 runs per over is not a tough task in the Modern Era.

Sikandar Raza
Sikandar Raza. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Due to this loss, Zimbabwe’s next match against Scotland is a virtual knock-out match, All the teams of Group B are tied on 2 points and we can expect a lot of surprises. Zimbabwe would be hoping that their skipper Craig Ervine is back as he is someone who can change the facets of the match.

Also Read: ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Reaching The Super 12 Stage Is Our Aim – Sikandar Raza


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