I think in early stages, we bowled really well but we dropped a few catches…we could have done better in the field. Usually we field well but today we missed a few opportunities. Later both Pooran and Hope batted really well so credit to them also. I think we could have done better by using the pace, Aarif and Gulshan played really well. We look forward to tackle them and short balls. (on biggest learning) playing against Test playing nations have taught me a lot. We have to be up to the mark in every game.
Shai Hope is the Player of the Match:
I believe the rhythm was a bit off. I am just happy that I came good for the team. We were put on the backfoot there…happy to get the team over the line today. The key was absorbing as much pressure as possible and then find a way to transfer that pressure in the back end. Pooran made it a lot easier for me. The aim was to take it as deep as possible give us the best chance towards the end.
I don’t think I hit the targets where I wanted to but happy to just bat as deep as I possibly could there. The team really needed me. They bowled well, must commend their bowlers, especially their spinners, they stuck to their task well. We batted well in that period to overcome their spin threat. There’s obviously room for improvement, so we need to make sure we are ticking those boxes going into the next game.
West Indies vs Nepal Highlights today, Thursday 22-6-2023. 9th Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Harare Sports Club.
Toss: Nepal chose to field.
West Indies team: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (c)†, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
Nepal team: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh †, Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Gulsan Jha, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
West Indies Won: 0
Nepal Won: 0
West Indies ODI Rankings: 10th
Nepal ODI Rankings: 14th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
West Indies WWWWL
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Allahudien Paleker, Martin Saggers
TV Umpire – Ahmed Shah Pakteen
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match number – ODI no. 4593