West Indies vs Uganda Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage

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West Indies vs Uganda Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage


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Joint-tournament hosts West Indies are back in Guyana and looking to make it two wins from two in the ICC T20 World Cup group stage after beating Papua New Guinea last weekend.

DATE & TIME: Saturday 8th June, 2024: USA (WST) – 05:30pm / USA (CST) – 07:30pm / USA (EST) – 08:30pm / Guyana – 08:30pm / Sunday 9th June, 2024: UK – 01:30am / India – 06:00am / South Africa – 02:30am / Pakistan – 06:00am / Australia – 10:30am / Uganda – 06:30am

VENUE: Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, West Indies

WEATHER: The scheduled hours of play indicate cloudy but dry weather with a light wind and temperatures at around 26c

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: USA – Willow TV / West Indies – ESPN Caribbean / UK – Sky Sports / South Africa – SuperSport / Pakistan – PTV Sports & TEN Sports / India – Star Sports / Bangladesh – Disney Star

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: USA – Willow TV website / West Indies – ESPN Play Caribbean app / UK – Sky Go / South Africa – SuperSport app / Pakistan – Myco & Tamasha / India – Disney+Hotstar / Bangladesh – Disney+Hotstar / Australia – Amazon Prime Video

WEST INDIES FORM: CHASE GUIDES WINDIES TO FIVE-IN-A-ROW

Chasing 137 to beat Papua New Guinea, West Indies were never quite comfortable due to a loss of wickets and at one stage were reduced to 97/5. However, in-form Roston Chase stepped up a gear with 42 from 27 balls and was unbeaten at the close alongside Andre Russell, guiding the Windies home by five wickets to extend their winning streak.

LAST FIVE: WWWWW

UGANDA FORM: MASABA’S MEN ON THE BACK OF HISTORIC WIN

After their thrashing at the hands of Afghanistan, it was always going to take some serious heart for Uganda to pick themselves up and bounce back strongly. But that’s exactly what they did, edging out Papua New Guinea in a low-scoring thriller to write their names into the history books, recording their first ever victory at an ICC T20 World Cup tournament and breathing fresh life into their group stage campaign.

LAST FIVE: WLAWL

WEST INDIES BETTING ANALYSIS

Form can so often prove a bettor’s best friend and when we analyse West Indies from a form perspective, both Brandon King and Roston Chase stand out from the rest. Both were fantastic in the Windies’ recent series win over South Africa, racking up 159 and 99 runs respectively, with Chase having only played two of the three matches.

Investment in the pair has to be favoured ahead of this contest with multiple market options on the table. Small stakes in both via the ‘Team – Top Batter’ market is one option, whilst both can be backed to score 20+ runs through the market ‘Batter Milestones’. It’s also worth backing the Windies to record a higher opening partnership than that of their opponents.

UGANDA BETTING ANALYSIS

If Uganda are to trouble West Indies, the likelihood is that Simon Ssesazi will need to make a telling contribution with the bat. Opening for his country, Ssesazi boasts over 2000 T20i runs to his name and following consecutive single-figure-scores, will be desperate to make amends here. backing him to top score for Uganda here via the ‘Team – Top Batter’ represents a potentially shrewd investment, albeit with a modest stake.

Uganda captain Brian Masaba has plenty of bowling options at his disposal, one of those being Cosmas Kyewuta. The 22-year-old has impressed with the ball so far, picking up four wickets across the tournament and his pace variations give him plenty of wicket-taking options. Explore backing Kyewuta to record 1+ wicket for the third ICC T20 World Cup fixture in a row.

WEST INDIES VS UGANDA EXPERT PREDICTION

When considering that Papua New Guinea gave West Indies a really good match, they would be foolish to take Uganda lightly, especially in this format of the game. However, the reality is that the Windies are a significantly stronger team across all departments, provided they show no complacency.

If rain doesn’t interfere across this fixture, then expect West Indies to dominate throughout most of play and eventually come out on top over Uganda, extending their recent T20i winning streak regardless of whether they are setting or chasing a target.

WEST INDIES VS UGANDA TOP TIP: WEST INDIES TO WIN