West Indies vs UAE Match- 7 ICC CWC Qualifier 2023

ICC World Cup Qualifiers is kicking off on June 18. Before the tournament begins, the 7th warm-up match between West Indies and the UAE promises to be an exciting encounter. Taking place at the Takashinga Sports Club in Harare on June 15 at 12:30 PM IST, this match will provide the perfect platform for teams to find their rhythm and strike top form.

West Indies vs UAE ICC Word Cup

West Indies recently engaged in a three-match ODI series against the UAE, emerging victorious with ease. This encounter provides an intriguing dynamic as both teams are well aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Pitch Report

West Indies vs UAE pitch report

In the previous encounter between Zimbabwe and Oman, both teams piled up over 300 runs each, highlighting the pitch’s batting-friendly nature. Captains would want to bat first and capitalize as much as they can. 

Venue Details

West Indies vs UAE venue details

There were no Men’s ODI matches played here so we are taking women’s ODI stats to understand the details.

  • Total matches- 6
  • Batting 1st won- 2
  • Bowling 1st won- 4
  • Avg. 1st innings score- 184
  • Avg. 2nd innings score- 173

The numbers will go up as we can see in yesterday’s match between  Zimbabwe and Oman.

Current Form

West Indies vs UAE current form

Team West Indies

In the realm of One-Day Internationals (ODIs), the West Indies team has struggled to find their footing. While they continue to excel in the T20I format, their performance in ODIs has been less consistent. As a result, they must navigate through the qualifiers to secure their spot in the upcoming ODI World Cup, scheduled later this year.

However, a glimmer of hope emerged during their recent series victory in the UAE, where they played as a team together. Under the captaincy of Shai Hope, the West Indies displayed their potential and boosted their confidence with a triumph against Scotland on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first, the West Indies were unable to post a monumental total, but notable contributions from Shai Hope and Romario Shepherd, who both notched half-centuries, kept the innings going. The real heroics, however, unfolded on the bowling front. The West Indies bowlers delivered an outstanding performance, dismantling the Scotland lineup for a mere 173 runs and winning the match by 91 runs. Yannic Cariah, with his impressive four-wicket haul, stole the show, while Roston Chase’s three-wicket contribution played a pivotal role in sealing the victory. 

Team UAE

Under immense pressure, the UAE team enters this crucial match aiming to rectify their past mistakes and learn from their series loss against the Windies on home soil. Muhammed Waseem, the captain, will be particularly under scrutiny to deliver, as he failed to score runs at the top. He is got another opportunity to deliver.

In their recent encounter against Nepal on Tuesday, the UAE managed to secure a narrow victory by a mere 3 wickets. Opting to bowl first, they struggled to contain Nepal’s batting, allowing them to set a challenging target of 276 runs. However, Ali Naseer, who made his ODI debut during the series against the Windies, once again showcased his skills by picking up an impressive 4-wicket haul. Sanchit Sharma and Meiyappan chipped in with 2 wickets each, but the overall economy rate of the other bowlers was on the higher side.

During the chase, UAE captain Waseem departed early, but Aryansh Sharma’s half-century provided some stability. Contributions from other batsmen followed, but it was Rohan Mustafa’s standout performance of 77 runs that turned the tide in their favor. However, the UAE’s victory was far from clinical, and they will need to step up significantly if they hope to overcome the formidable West Indies team.

Head-to-Head Records


Whenever these sides played each other, Windies were all over UAE. They won all the matches.

Total MatchesWI wonUAE wonNo result

Top Performers

West Indies vs UAE top performers

We are taking stats of the West Indies tour of UAE to understand how the players performed when these teams played against each other.

Team West Indies

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageBattingS. RateWicketsBowling Average
B King21768896.7
S Brooks310334.374.6
Y Cariah3519.6
K Paul2414

Team UAE

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageBattingS. RateWicketsBowling Average
V Aravind314648.671.5
A Naseer312842.6107.5
Z Khan2419
A Afzal Khan3524.2

Team Squads

West Indies vs UAE team 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

Top Fantasy Picks

West Indies vs UAE top fantasy picks

Team West Indies

  • Brandon King: Expect a top-level performance from Brandon King, who showcased his prowess with a century against the UAE in the previous three-match ODI series. He can provide a solid foundation for the team at the beginning of the innings.
  • Shai Hope (Captain): Leading from the front, he has been in fine form and displayed his class by scoring a half-century in the last match. He is expected to make a significant contribution in this match as well.
  • Both Holder and Shepherd possess the versatility to contribute with both the bat and ball. Their all-rounder skills make them valuable assets for fantasy teams.
  • R Chase and Y Cariah have the potential to deliver another magical spell with their spin bowling. Considering the UAE’s previous struggles against spin and their vulnerability in the middle overs, these two bowlers can exploit the situation and make a significant impact.

Team UAE

  • Ali Naseer: The superstar all-rounder is expected to shine once again with his exceptional skills. He picked up 4 wickets and scored a vital half-century in the previous match. Notably, he performed brilliantly against the Windies in the previous series, scoring two half-centuries in three matches. The team will rely on him to deliver another impactful performance.
  • Rohan Mustafa: In case the top order fails to fire, he is a dependable batsman who can take responsibility for scoring runs and finishing the innings strongly. 
  • Aryansh Sharma: Expect Aryansh Sharma, who opened the batting, to provide a solid start for the UAE team. Coming off a half-century in the last match, his confidence would be high and will look to repeat his strong performance in this game as well.
  • K Meiyappan: With the Windies struggling against spin, he could prove to be a dangerous bowler for the UAE. He can take advantage by picking up crucial wickets. 

Probable Playing XI

West Indies vs UAE probable playing XI

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

Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy team.

  • 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


As the ICC World Cup Qualifiers approach, teams are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. While the West Indies were satisfied with their recent match performance, they are aware of the need to enhance their batting performance. Meanwhile, the UAE finds itself under pressure following its previous defeat. However, they are likely to regroup and devise fresh strategies and plans for the upcoming match. Will the UAE finally emerge victorious against the Windies in the West Indies vs UAE matchup, or will it be a one-sided affair? Only time will tell and we eagerly await the outcome of this exciting match.

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