WI vs UGA: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Prediction for Match 18 of T20 World Cup 2024

As the WT20 moves towards match number 18th of the group stage at Providence stadium between 2 times champion West Indies and an emerging team Uganda, we might see some fine action taking place here as West Indies, in their 1st game, were very scratchy vs. PNG and vs the same png Uganda won the contest easily at the end.

The group C qualification race is getting more exciting because of Afghanistan’s unexpected one-sided win over New Zealand. The group has become wide open, and the Windies will look to finish the game as soon as possible. Uganda can’t be underestimated, as we all know how the USA defeated Pakistan a couple of days before, so it should be a good matchup.

Team Preview

West Indies

Before the WT20 started, the Windies were looked up to as the tournament’s dark horse. In recent times, they have been playing excellent 20 overs cricket with the likes of Russell and Pooran, who are all coming forward as a unit.

Windies have got firepower and experience playing cricket here in Caribbean nations as the likes of King, Hope, and Chase try to bind the innings with power hitters like Fletcher, Charles, Russell, and Shephard taking over. Their most critical player for Windies is Nicholas Pooran, who is arguably among the top 3 T20 batters in the world and is striking like a dream at the moment.

Motie, Hosein as spin options, and Russell at death are keys with the ball for the Windies. All these players must keep contributing if the Windies want to do well.

Uganda

On the other hand, Uganda kicked off its campaign with a crushing 125-run defeat in its first game against Afghanistan at Providence Stadium.

After that, they took motivation and came back very strongly with a historic victory against the same opponents that the West Indies defeated in their campaign opener, i.e. (PNG).

They would be very motivated and eager to improve their batting performance, which has looked bang average in the first two games they have played. Uganda’s best chance will be to bowl first and restrict the Windies to a below-par total and chase it. Riazat Ali Shah and SSimon Ssesazi will be their key batters and accumulators, and bowling should depend on Alpesh Ramjani and Juma Miyagi.

Pitch Report

Providence Stadium, Guyana

  • Total Matches played – 33
  • Matches won batting first – 15
  • Matches won bowling first – 14
  • Average 1st innings Score – 126
  • Average 2nd innings Score -96

The surface’s dryness, slowness, and uneven bounce have made run scoring very difficult at Guyana. It will be interesting to see how this pitch behaves in this game.

Probable Playing XI

West Indies – Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie

Uganda – Simon Ssesazi (wk), Roger Mukasa, Ronank Patel, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Brian Masaba (c), Bilal Hassan, Cosmas Kyewuta, Henry Ssenyondo

Key Players

Andre Russell—Whenever there is talk about T20 cricket, one of the first names you want to put on the team is Andre Russell. He is arguably the best pace-bowling all-rounder in the world, famous for his power-hitting, quick bowling, and excellent fielding. He will be MVP for the Windies.

Roger Mukasa—Roger Mukasa is a good batter for Uganda. He has scored 5 T20 international 50s and has a good game on the front foot. He can be an important player in the game as he can set up the platform for upcoming batters to come.

Roston Chase— with his handy off-spin on the Guyana track and good test match batting temperament, Roston Chase will be a significant prospect for the Windies as earlier in the tournament, he bailed them out of a massive upset vs PNG. His bowling plus batting utility will be essential for the Windies on this low and slow pitch.

WI vs UGA Dream11 Team for Match 18 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keeper: Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles

Batters: Brandon King (c), Riazat Ali Shah

All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Roston Chase, Alpesh Ramjani, Brian Masaba

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph (vc), Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result and Final Playing XI at this moment.

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