Zimbabwe vs West Indies: Clash of Titans in ICC CWC Qualifier 2023

The highly anticipated 13th match of the ICC CWC 2023 Qualifier is set to take place between Zimbabwe (ZIM) and West Indies (WI) in Harare. In this article, we will provide you with expert tips and a comprehensive guide to creating your Dream11 fantasy XI for this thrilling encounter.


Match Details

  • Match: Zimbabwe (ZIM) will face West Indies (WI) in Match 13 of the ICC CWC Qualifier 2023.
  • Match Date: 24th June 2023 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9:00 A.M. (Local Time) 12:30 P.M. IST
  • Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Match Details

Head-to-Head: WI (36) – ZIM (11)

The clash between Zimbabwe and West Indies is not new, as these teams have faced each other frequently in ODIs. Out of the 49 encounters, West Indies has emerged victorious 36 times, while Zimbabwe has managed 11 wins. Additionally, one match ended in a tie, and another had no result. In their most recent encounter during the 2018 World Cup Qualifier, West Indies secured a 4-wicket win over Zimbabwe.

Head to Head WI 36 – ZIM 11
Matches PlayedWI WonZIM WonTieNo Result

Key Players to Watch: Zimbabwe Vs West Indies

Examining Performance via ICC CWC 2023 Qualifiers Warm-up Match Data

Key Players to Watch

West Indies Player Team Records

Players NameRunsBatting Ave.4s6sStrike Rate
Shai Hope (c & wk)132129103102.33
Brandon King32422276.19
Rovman Powell291431207.14

Zimbabwe Player Team Records

Players NameRunsBatting Ave.4s6sStrike Rate
Sikandar Raza1025468188.89
Sean Williams9158102156.90
Craig Ervine (c)504890104.17
Joylord Gumbie40555072.73
Ryan Burl16190084.21

Weather Report

According to the weather forecast, Harare is expected to have clear skies on Saturday, with no chances of rain. The temperature will hover around 23 °C, accompanied by a humidity level of 43 percent. A moderate wind speed of approximately 11 km/h is also anticipated. These conditions are ideal for an uninterrupted and thrilling cricket match.

Weather Report

Pitch Report

The Harare Sports Club is renowned as a high-scoring venue. In this competition alone, three matches have already been played on this ground. Notably, Zimbabwe successfully chased targets of 319 and 291, while West Indies posted a formidable 339 batting first against Nepal. These scores indicate that the pitch offers limited assistance to bowlers, favoring the batsmen from both teams. Hence, fans can expect another high-scoring affair on Saturday.

Pitch Report

Probable XIs

Here are the suggested probable playing XIs for both teams:

Probable XIs


The Zimbabwean cricket team will be led by Craig Ervine as the captain, with Clive Madande taking up the responsibilities of the wicketkeeper. Joylord Gumbie, Wessly Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, and Blessing Muzarabani complete the lineup. This talented group of players brings a mix of experience, skill, and potential to the team, ready to compete and excel on the cricket field.

West Indies:

The lineup for the West Indies cricket team features Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, and Johnson Charles as the batsmen. Shai Hope takes on the responsibilities of both captain and wicketkeeper. Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, and Jason Holder bring their skills to the team, while Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, and Akeal Hosein contribute their bowling prowess. Together, this talented group forms a formidable West Indies team ready to showcase their abilities on the cricket field.

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 1 ZIM vs WI

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 1 ZIM vs WI
  • Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Clive Madande
  • Batters: Craig Ervine, Johnson Charles, Brandon King
  • All-rounders: The team includes Sean Williams, Jason Holder, Sikandar Raza, and Kyle Mayers.
  • Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph
  • Captain First-Choice: Sikandar Raza
  • Captain Second–Choice: Sean Williams
  • Vice-captain First-Choice: Shai Hope
  • Vice-captain Second-Choice: Jason Holder

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 2 ZIM vs WI

Suggested Dream11 Fantasy Team No. 2 ZIM vs WI
  • Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Joylord Gumbie
  • Batters: Craig Ervine, Johnson Charles, Wessly Madhevere
  • All-rounders: Sean Williams, Jason Holder, Sikandar Raza, and Kyle Mayers are important players in the team.
  • Bowlers: Richard Ngarava
  • Captain First-Choice: Sean Williams
  • Captain Second–Choice: Shai Hope
  • Vice-captain First-Choice: Kyle Mayers
  • Vice-captain Second-Choice: Craig Ervine

Dream11 Prediction – Who Will Win

Both teams have secured comprehensive victories in their opening matches of the competition, setting the stage for an exhilarating contest. However, considering the firepower and quality bowling lineup possessed by West Indies, they hold a slight advantage over Zimbabwe. Therefore, our prediction favors West Indies to emerge victorious in this 13th match on Saturday. Nevertheless, there is always the possibility of Zimbabwe turning the tables in their favor and springing a surprise.

Dream11 Prediction – Who Will Win


In conclusion, the upcoming 13th match of the ICC CWC 2023 Qualifier between Zimbabwe and West Indies promises to be an exciting encounter. The historical head-to-head record shows West Indies’ dominance, but Zimbabwe cannot be underestimated. The match will be held at the Harare Sports Club, known for its high-scoring pitches that favor batsmen. The weather forecast indicates clear skies, ensuring an uninterrupted game. Considering the overall strengths of both teams, West Indies is favored to win due to their formidable batting lineup and quality bowling attack. However, cricket is known for its unpredictability, and Zimbabwe could potentially stage an upset. Fans can expect a thrilling and potentially high-scoring contest on Saturday.