West Indies Aim to Overcome Batting Rustiness Against Uganda

Co-hosts West Indies aim to get their T20 World Cup campaign back on track against Uganda after a challenging win over Papua New Guinea. With key performances needed from players like Nicholas Pooran and Roston Chase, the team must balance caution and aggression on tricky pitches.

PTI | Georgetown | Updated: 08-06-2024 12:58 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 12:58 IST
West Indies Aim to Overcome Batting Rustiness Against Uganda
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Co-hosts West Indies will look to shake off their batting rustiness and find their form when they face Uganda in a Group C T20 World Cup clash here.

The pre-tournament favourites and two-time former champions were given a scare chasing a modest 137 before they scraped to a five-wicket win over minnows Papua New Guinea in their opening match. On a difficult pitch that required patience and skill, West Indies batters played recklessly and found themselves in trouble at 97 for 5 with just four overs remaining.

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

Against a team buoyed by their win over Papua New Guinea, West Indies will need to exercise caution, especially with the bat. Nicholas Pooran has been the standout batter recently, and the wicketkeeper-batter will have the responsibility of anchoring the innings.

In conditions that have favoured bowlers, pacer Alzarri Joseph and left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, who were impressive in the previous match, will look to make early breakthroughs. Uganda, who have happy memories of bowling out Papua New Guinea for 77 at this venue, will have their batting under scrutiny as they struggled in the chase before securing a tense three-wicket win in the penultimate over.

The West Indies squad includes players like Rovman Powell (c), Nicholas Pooran, and Andre Russell, while Uganda's team features Brian Masaba (c), Simon Ssesazi, and Altar Ramjani.

The match starts at 6 am IST.

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