'Pressure’s on New Zealand': WI skipper Powell

13 June,2024 06:48 AM IST |  Tarouba  |  IANS

In West Indies’ massive 134-run win over Uganda, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein shined with a five-fer, an effort which Powell appreciated

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West Indies captain Rovman Powell believes his team is facing New Zealand at the perfect time in the ongoing T20 World Cup, citing that the Kane Williamson-led side are slightly "undercooked" ahead of the Group ‘C' clash between the two teams at the Brian Lara Stadium.

"If there's a good time to play New Zealand I think it's now. As you mentioned they're a little bit undercooked, the pressure is really on them because this game decides whether they go on yes or no, but having said that we're not focusing on New Zealand we're focusing on what we have to do and once you do what we have to do then that will take care of itself," said Powell.

In West Indies' massive 134-run win over Uganda, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein shined with a five-fer, an effort which Powell appreciated. "We expect not just Akeal, but all the players to come to the party and show why they are a part of the World Cup team. "You understand that Akeal did very well for us the last game. The credit has to be given to him to see the hard work that he's put in and he has finally ripped some reward."

New Zealand need to win big against the West Indies after suffering a crushing 84-run loss to Afghanistan in their tournament opener. Powell thinks WI will fare fine in the clashes against NZ and Afghanistan happening in a span of six days, after having registered wins over sides like Uganda and Papua New Guinea.

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