Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Stadium, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Zimbabwe vs West Indies, 1st Test Preview (2/2/23): ZIM vs WI, 1st Test, West Indies tour of Zimbabwe, 2023 – Live Cricket Score

In the final ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B 2022 match, Zimbabwe and Netherlands will face off. Although both teams have already qualified for the world cup, they would most certainly like to bring home the tournament’s trophy.

This match could be an interesting one to keep an eye on because neither team has lost in the tournament thus far. The Dutch team’s pacers have been in excellent form, and they would like to continue. On the other hand, Zimbabwe has played as a team and has a well-balanced team.

Match details

  • Match: Zimbabwe vs West indies
  • Date: 02-02-2023
  • Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Queens Sports Club

Queens Sports Club pitch report

The batters have benefited from the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo’s pitch, and the pacers have also received some assistance from the surface out here. So far in the tournament, this ground has produced some extremely competitive tracks.

In this tournament, eight matches have been played at this location, seven of which have been won by the team batting first, and the target has only been chased once. At this location, the average first innings score has been 168 runs, which is a very good score to defend.

The wicket bounces evenly, allowing the batters to play their shots with confidence. The shorter boundaries make it easier for batters, and the outfield has also performed admirably throughout the tournament. However, the pacers have been able to move the ball, and the bowlers have benefited from the cold temperature.

Probable XIs


  • Joylord Gumbie
  • Tafadzwa Tsiga
  • Milton Shumba
  • Timycen Maruma
  • Kudzai Maunze
  • Tanunurwa Makoni
  • William Mashinge
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Carl Mumba
  • Faraz Akram
  • Priviledge Chesa

West Indies

  • Kraigg Brathwaite (C)
  • Jermaine Blackwood
  • Nkrumah Bonner
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul
  • Roston Chase
  • Joshua Da Silva
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Kemar Roach
  • Jason Holder
  • Alzarri Joseph
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Raymon Reifer
  • Devon Thomas
  • Jomel Warrican
  • Gudakesh Motie

Weather Report:

On the day of the match, the temperature is expected to be around 25°C, there will be 64% humidity, and the wind speed is 14 km/hr. During the game, there are no chances of precipitation.

Where to watch 

The ZIM vs. WI series will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and broadcast live on Star Sports Network.

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