ICC CWC Qualifier Warm-up: In-form WI Taking on Confident UAE

West Indies vs UAE ICC CWC

Match Overview

West Indies vs UAE match overview

The much-awaited event ICC World Cup Qualifiers begins on June 18 and the West Indies vs UAE match would be a perfect platform to get into the rhythm and strike the form. In the 7th Match of the Qualifiers warm-up, West Indies will square off against the UAE at Takashinga Sports Club, Harare on 15 June at 12:30 PM IST. Windies recently toured UAE for a three-match ODI series and won it quite comfortably. Therefore, both teams know their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses and this contest is a must-watch one.

Pitch Report

West Indies vs UAE pitch report

The pitch is an absolute belter and offers very little to the bowlers. The match between Zimbabwe and Oman saw 300+ runs scored in both innings. Therefore, captains winning the toss would want to put some runs on the board.

Teams Analysis

West Indies vs UAE teams analysis

Team West Indies

Over the years Windies have not been at their best in the ODIs. They are still a force in the T20Is but they have struggled to find a strong position in the ODIs. Therefore, they have to go through these qualifiers to be eligible to play in the ODI World Cup later this year. Recently, they won the series in UAE and tried to find out their best team combination. Shai Hope would be the skipper. 

On Tuesday, Windies won against Scotland and further boosted their confidence. They batted first but couldn’t make a huge total. Shai Hope and Romario Shepherd made half-centuries. The bowling was outstanding which get them over the line. They bundled out Scotland on 173 and won the match by 91 runs. Yannic Cariah stole the show with his 4-fer and Roston Chase picked 3 wickets to finish the game. It was a remarkable win and they would certainly carry that energy in this match.

Team UAE

They are under pressure for now, especially in this match. Since they lost the series at home against Windies, they would want to resolve their mistakes and learn from the past. Muhammed Waseem would be the captain and he would be under pressure to perform. He wasn’t at his best against the Windies in that series too. He would want to come back strongly here.

On Tuesday, UAE beat Nepal by just 3 wickets means a small margin. They bowled first and leaked too many runs as Nepal set the target of 276. Ali Naseer who made his ODI debut in the series against Windies, picked up a 4-fer. He stole the show once again like his performance in all three matches against Windies. Sanchit Sharma and Meiyappan took 2 wickets each. Overall, the economy of the other bowlers was on the higher side.

When they chased the target, captain Waseem went early and Aryansh Sharma hit a half-century. A couple of more contributions came from other batters but Rohan Mustafa’s 77 was the standout performance. Somehow they won it but it wasn’t a clinical performance. They need to do a lot more if they want to win against the mighty Windies.

Head-to-Head Records

West Indies vs UAE head-to-head

When they met each other, Windies dominated the match proceedings and won all the matches.

Total MatchesWI wonUAE wonNo Result (NR)

Key Players To Watch

West Indies vs UAE key players to watch

We will take the stats of the Windies’ previous match against Scotland. 

Team West Indies

PlayerRunsBatting Strike RateWicketsBowling Economy
S Hope5787.6
K Carty3268
R Shepherd53155.8
Y Cariah45.1
R Chase37.2

Team UAE

PlayerRunsBatting Strike RateWicketsBowling Economy
A Sharma50102
R Mustafa77137.513.8
A Naseer2796.445.2
K Meiyappan26.2
S Sharma26.2


West Indies vs UAE squads

Team West Indies

Shai Hope(c & wk), Johnson Charles, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Yannic Cariah, 

Team UAE

Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma, Vriitya Aravind(wk), Rameez Shahzad, Asif Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Ali Naseer, Basil Hameed, Sanchit Sharma, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Karthik Meiyappan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Zahoor Khan, Ethan DSouza

WI vs UAE Winning Fantasy Predictions

West Indies vs UAE winning fantasy predictions

Team West Indies

  • Brandon King at the top order was outstanding against UAE in that three-match ODI series. He was the lone batter to score a century. He can score runs and give a solid foundation for others to capitalize.
  • The skipper Shai Hope is leading from the front. He scored a half-century in the last match and would carry that momentum in this match.
  • Jason Holder and Romario Shepherd can contribute from both bat and ball. 
  • Roston Chase and Yannic Cariah can bowl another magical spell. It was observed that UAE struggled against spin and choked in the middle overs. 

Team UAE

  • The superstar Ali Naseer could be again in the limelight with his all-round skills. He picked up 4 wickets and hit a half-century in the last match. Also, he was brilliant against Windies in that series. He scored two half-centuries in 3 matches. The team would expect a match-winning performance again from him.
  • If the top order fails, then Rohan Mustafa can take the responsibility to score runs and finish the innings.
  • Aryansh Sharma at the top can give a solid start. He is coming into this game on the back of a half-century in the last match.
  • K Meiyappan could be a dangerous bowler for the Windies. Windies do struggle against spin and therefore he can take advantage out of it to pick more wickets.

Predicted Playing XI

West Indies vs UAE predicted playing

Team West Indies

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope (c & wk), Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Alzaari Joseph, Yannic Cariah, Keemo Paul

Team UAE

Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma (wk), Vriitya Aravind, Rameez Shahzad, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Asif Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Sanchit Sharma, Zahoor Khan, Karthik Meiyappan

Fantasy Playing XI

West Indies vs UAE fantasy playing xi
  • Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope
  • Batters:  Brandon King, Aryansh Sharma, Rameez Shehzad
  • All-Rounders: Rohan Mustafa, Ali Naseer, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd
  • Bowlers: Yannic Cariah, Alzaari Joseph, K Meiyappan
  • Captain:  Brandon King / Yannic Cariah
  • Vice-captain: Ali Naseer / Roston Chase


The preparation for ICC World Cup Qualifiers has already begun. The teams are looking for the right combination of players. Windies would be pleased with their last match performance but they need to improve their batting. On the other hand, UAE is already under pressure as they were handed defeat earlier but they would come up with new strategies and plans. Can they finally beat Windies or will it be a one-sided affair? We need to wait and watch for this match.

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