The 9th Match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers will be West Indies vs Nepal at Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe on Thursday. Both teams are coming after a win to play the 9th fixture of the tournament and they both will be motivated to continue the tournament with a positive outcome.
West Indies started the tournament with a win against the United States of America. It was a comfortable win for the team but the batters will have to push themselves hard to score a win against Nepal.
Nepal also defeated the United States of America in their previous game. All credit goes to the bowling department who were in control of the game from the first ball. The cricket betting sites have World Cup qualifier odds with them.
In recent times, West Indies has shown some positive in the white-ball format. After struggling for years in the limited-over format, the team has found its rhythm and now they will be expecting themselves to perform well in the ODI world cup. The team has a good batting depth with Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, and Roston Chase in good form. Kyle Mayers and Alzarri Joseph showed their class with the bowl and picked up 2 wickets each in the previous game.
Skipper Shai Hope will have the same combination of players against Nepal.
Predicted Lineup: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph
After witnessing a loss in the first game against Zimbabwe, Nepal made a comeback with a win against the USA in their previous fixture. The team has some good talent as Bhim Sharki and Dipendra Singh Airee in good form with the bat. Nepal will be expecting both batters to continue their form against the West Indies bowling attack. Karan MC and Gulsan Jha had a good outing in the previous game as they picked up 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
Skipper Rohit Paudel is not expected to do any changes to the winning combination of the squad.
Predicted Lineup: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Malla, Rohit Paudel (c), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulsan Jha, Bhim Sharki, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi
Nepal displayed a solid performance in their last game against the USA. However, playing against West Indies will be a difficult task. West Indies carries a good experience and they have a quality lineup of players. We predict a win for West Indies on Thursday against Nepal.