West Indies vs USA – CWC 2023 Qualifier 2nd Match Highlights

Monank Patel:

(On the bowling effort) We started really well with the new ball, we applied ourselves. Kyle and Saurabh did really well. We created chances but our fielding was not up to standard. We dropped a lot of catches and ended up giving 30-40 runs extra. (On the total) I thought the wicket was nice to bat on in the second innings. Our batters (top four) did not apply ourselves to settle at the crease. If someone had supported Gajanand, things could have been different. (On Gajanand) Really happy the way he played. I hope he continues in the next few games. (On facing WI) We were pretty confident, there was not a lot of pressure. Just a few mistakes and we have to make sure we apply ourselves in the next game.

Shai Hope:

(On the batting performance and batters not converting fifties into hundreds) I do not stress on milestones much. It is about getting runs on the board, does not matter if we are getting centuries are not. Mistakes happen, we need to learn from them. Hopefully we can correct them in the next game. (On Gajanand) I think he played well; thought he should have pushed a little bit more. (On where WI can improve) I think we need to be a bit more ruthless. Need to make sure that we bowl a lot more in consistent areas and think more positively moving forward. (Plans in the first ten overs) We need to plan better and execute even better. We need to get off strike better and when the balls are there (to hit), we have to capitalise.

Jason Holder, Player of the Match:

(On his batting) I was really pleased. The situation warranted that. Happy that we were able to get that partnership together and that I was there at the end. (On learnings from the last T20 World Cup) We need to start well. Obviously there will be process. You have to stick to your processes. We have to be disciplined and we have to stay calm. (On the toss) I think it is crucial. We were on the wrong side today but still came up with the right result. There is a bit of moisture so you have to be tight if you are batting first. He played a really good knock to get his team close enough to our total.

West Indies vs United States of America Highlights today, Sunday 18-6-2023. 2nd Match, Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Takashinga Sports Club, Highfield, Harare.

Toss: U.S.A. chose to field.
West Indies team: Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (c)†, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph.
United States of America team: Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel (c)†, Aaron Jones, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir, Jessy Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Kyle Phillip, Saurabh Netravalkar.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
West Indies Won: 0
United States of America Won: 0
West Indies ODI Rankings: 10th
United States of America ODI Rankings: 15th

Form guide
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
West Indies WWWLW
United States of America WWWLW

Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Roly Black
TV Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – ODI no. 4586

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