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Windies eye big win against Zimbabwe

Riding high after demolishing Pakistan in their last encounter, an unpredictable West Indies eye another big win against perceived minnows Zimbabwe in their third pool B match on Tuesday. After a rather stunning loss to Ireland in their lung-opener, West Indies bounced back strongly to get the better of Pakistan and are currently placed second behind India in the points table.

Zimbabwe have also endured a similar rollercoaster, losing to South Africa, although they did have their moments in the match, before getting the better of UAE to be placed fourth on the table. “On the day we have to turn up. It doesn’t matter which team we play against, we’re going to have to play our A game.It’s all good cricket from now on. It’s the momentum, and once we keep doing what we can do, I think we’re going to go all the way,” said all-rounder Andre Russell ahead of the clash.

For the West Indies, the biggest worry is the rather ordinary run of the usually swashbuckling Chris Gayle but he is expected to hit form against the lower-ranked attack.

But Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura is confident his side has the wherewithal to upstage the Caribbeans. “We need to take this momentum into the game against the West Indies. Hopefully we
can polish up our fielding and have a good game,” said Chigumbura.

Teams West Indies: Jason Holder (c), M Samuels, S enn, D Bravo, J Carter, S Cottrell, C Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, A Russel, D Sammy, L Simmons, D Smith, J Taylor, N Miller; Zimbabwe: E Chigumbura (c), S Raza, R Chakabva, T Chatara, C Chibhabha, C Ervine, T Kamungozi, H Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri, S Mire, T Mupariwa, T Panyangara, B Taylor, P Utseya, Sean Williams.
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