October 18, 2022 1:03 PM
Alex Sarwar

West Indies vs Zimbabwe – First Round – Preview & Prediction | 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

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When is West Indies vs Zimbabwe on and what time does it start? West Indies vs Zimbabwe will take place on Wednesday 19th October, 2022 – 09:00 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs Zimbabwe taking place? West Indies vs Zimbabwe will take place at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia

Where can I get tickets for West Indies vs Zimbabwe? Click here for the latest ticket information for West Indies vs Zimbabwe

What channel is West Indies vs Zimbabwe on in the UK? West Indies vs Zimbabwe will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream West Indies vs Zimbabwe in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream West Indies vs Zimbabwe live on Sky Go



  • It’s now or never for two-time T20 World Cup winners West Indies following their defeat at the hands of Scotland with another loss here against Zimbabwe all but eliminating them from the competition.
  • It’s clear that the Windies are missing power hitters such as Shimron Hetmyer and Andre Russell within that middle order, with only Jason Holder at number 7 providing any sort of resistance vs Zimbabwe as they were bowled out for just 118 chasing 161.


  • A priceless victory for Zimbabwe over Ireland puts them now in with an excellent chance of qualification to the next stage of the tournament as they continue to impress since touching down in Australia back in August.
  • The expectation is that Zimbabwe will retain the same side for this match with their batters hoping to replicate the performance levels shown vs Ireland which saw them score 174/7 batting first.


A strong response is surely on the cards for West Indies after that loss against Scotland, but we see so often in tournament cricket that a team can fall into a negative spiral after an early defeat. When taking into account the inexperience of many of these Windies players in major ICC competitions, this could easily transpire once again as it did for Netherlands last year. This is therefore a huge opportunity for Zimbabwe, whose batting line-up have proven their worth under pressure and are riding high on confidence. Consider backing Zimbabwe to subject West Indies to a second surprise defeat.

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