Windies will face the 'Chuppa Rustam' team in a do or die match, USA is an expert in making upsets

Orhan Wadia
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Victory is necessary for Windies America could turn around

New Delhi. The host West Indies team will take on 'Chhupa Rustam' USA in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2024. This match will be played in Bridgetown from 6:00 am on Saturday as per Indian time. This match is a do or die for the Windies. By winning this match, the Windies can keep themselves in the race for the semi-finals. The Windies will not only be able to win here but they will also have to improve their net run rate. They need a big win against the USA. The Windies, who remained undefeated in the group stage, were defeated by defending champions England by 8 wickets in the first match of the Super Eight. The Windies batsmen failed to rotate the strike against the English bowlers. There were 51 such balls in their innings on which no runs were scored.

After this defeat, Rovman Powell's team has slipped to the bottom of the points table. And its net run rate is also minus 1.343. To keep the hopes of winning the third title alive, it will have to win by a big margin. On the other hand, after defeating Pakistan in the first match, America may not have won any match, but it performed well against India. After this, it came close to an unexpected victory over South Africa but lost by 18 runs.

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It is a challenge for America to overcome the power hitters of Windies
Co-host USA has played aggressive cricket so far and the same will be expected from them in this match as well. American batsman Steven Taylor said before the match, 'We are playing good cricket and the coordination among the team is amazing. We know that we will be considered weak in front of the rest of the Super Eight teams. We have come here to play well. If we are able to do this, we will win or else we will lose.' USA's weakness is its inexperienced bowling attack for which bowling to West Indies' power hitters Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell and Powell will be a big challenge.

Brandon King is a tough character to play
Windies opener Brandon King is doubtful for the match against England due to a hand strain. If he does not play, Shimron Hetmyer will get a place in the team. US captain Monak Patel has been out since the match against Pakistan.

tag: ICC T20 World Cup, United States of america, West Indies

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