West Indies vs USA: Preview, match time, likely lineups and prediction for T20 World Cup 2024 match

Both teams lost their first respective fixtures of Super 8

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
The Kensington Oval in Barbados will host the game. - ICC

The West Indies are set to face the United States of America in a pivotal Super Eights clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 at the iconic Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Both teams lost their first respective fixtures of this round and will be aiming to make a comeback with a win.

Led by Rovman Powell, the West Indies saw their four-match winning streak broken by a formidable English side in their first Super Eights fixture.

Batting first, the West Indies posted a respectable total of 180 runs before Phil Salt's stunning knock helped England chase down the target with ease.

Interestingly, the West Indies bowling unit, which had been weaving magic in the group stage, let them down against the English. Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie went wicketless, while Romario Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph bowled extremely expensive spells.

Looking ahead to the next game, the co-hosts might bring Obed McCoy into their playing XI to bolster their fast bowling.

On the other hand, the USA surpassed all expectations in the group stage, qualifying for the Super Eights with decisive victories over Canada and Pakistan.

Despite losing to South Africa in their first Super Eight appearance, the team led by Aaron Jones earned widespread praise for their spirited batting performance.

Openers Steven Taylor and Andries Gous will have pivotal roles for the USA. Attention will also be on Saurabh Netravalkar, who has gained prominence for his bowling exploits in this tournament.

With the pitch providing considerable assistance to spinners during the last match played between India and Afghanistan, the USA will be optimistic about impactful contributions from the experienced pair of Harmeet Singh and Nosthush Kenjige.

Match time:

Local time: 8:30PM (June 21)

GMT: 12:30AM (June 22)

PST: 5:30AM (June 22)

Likely lineups

West Indies: Shai Hope, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy

USA: Steven Taylor, Shayan Jahangir, Andries Gous (wk), Aaron Jones (c), Nitish R Kumar, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Saurabh Netravalkar

Prediction

Given their recent impressive form and the advantage of playing at home, it is anticipated that West Indies will overcome the USA in this match.

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