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Co-hosts West Indies eye big win over Uganda

Updated on: 09 June,2024 07:52 AM IST  |  Georgetown (Guyana)
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On a difficult pitch that required patience and application, West Indies batters kept playing recklessly and found themselves half the side down for 97 with just four overs remaining

Co-hosts West Indies eye big win over Uganda

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Co-hosts West Indies will look to shake off their batting rustiness and come in their element when they face Uganda in a Group ‘C’ T20 clash here.


The pre-tournament favourites and two-time former champions suffered a scare chasing a modest 137 before they scraped to five-wicket win over minnows Papua New Guinea (PNG) in their opening match. 


On a difficult pitch that required patience and application, West Indies batters kept playing recklessly and found themselves half the side down for 97 with just four overs remaining.


It was then left to Roston Chase (42 not out) and Andre Russell (15 not out) to safely take them home and avoid an embarrassment.

Against a team who are coming on the back of morale boosting win over PNG, West Indies will have to exercise some caution especially with the bat.

Nicholas Pooran has been their most standout batter in the recent past and the wicketkeeper-batter will have responsibility to stay at the crease till the end.

On conditions that have assisted the bowlers, pacer Alzarri Joseph and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein who were impressive in the previous match will look to give early breakthroughs. 

Uganda have happy memories of bowling out PNG for 77 at this venue but their batting will be in the spotlight as they struggled in the chase before securing a tense three-wicket win in the penultimate over.

Meanwhile, Scotland will start as firm favourites against Oman in a Group ‘B’ clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua, which will be hosting its first match of the tournament on Sunday.

After their washout against England in their opener that gave both the teams one point each, the Scotland secured a five-wicket win against Namibia in what turned out to be a tense 156-run chase.

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