Richard Berrington: “Obviously it is a special win for us. Took a lot of work and has given us belief. We haven’t had as many T20 cricket as we would have liked but have played a lot of 50-overs cricket. It was about transferring those skills to the short form. I thought we got off to a flying start, especially Munsey getting off quickly. West Indies then came back well but our bowlers bowled well. [On the spinners] They have done it for us in key moments. Watt started off well and always picks up the key wickets. Leask bowled his fours over well on the trot, too.”
Nicholas Pooran: “Tough loss for us, obviously disappointed. We have to work hard and win two games. We have to take accountability and responsibility. [On batting against spin] That’s disappointing on our part. In saying that, we have to put this loss behind us and pick ourselves up. Sometimes, when you lose games and perform badly as a player, you want the next game to come as fast as possible. From a team point of view, we spoke about hitting Scotland hard – no matter who we play – and in the powerplay [with the ball] we took time to assess conditions.”
George Munsey is the player of the match: “[Injury] It’s okay and not great, we’ll see later tonight. I am always looking to improve but the guys are always looking to improve. Watt was outstanding with his bowling. The guys did well in the middle from ball one and took the pressure off me, especially after the rain delay. I enjoyed the start and then we went off due to rain and then found it trickier – don’t know if it was the conditions or just their bowling. I thought we were below par [with the total on the board] but knew we had enough to defend and went about it.”
West Indies vs Scotland Highlights today. 3rd Match, First Round Group B (D/N), Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Monday 17-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: West Indies chose to field.
“A lot of good memories from the last World Cup,” says Berrington. Sole, Tahir, Wallace, and McMullen are out for Scotland today. Nicholas Pooran talks about making use of the conditions as the reason behind the decision. Cottrell, Reifer, Charles, Carriah are the men out for West Indies today.
West Indies team: Mayers, Lewis, King, Brooks, Pooran, Powell, Holder, Smith, Hosein, Joseph, McCoy.
Scotland team: Munsey, Jones, Cross, Berrington, MacLeod, Greaves, Leask Watt, Davey, Sharif, Wheal.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 0
West Indies Won: 0
Scotland Won: 0
West Indies T20I Rankings: 7th
Scotland T20I Rankings: 15th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
West Indies LLWLL
Match Timings: 4:00 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Paul Wilson
TV Umpire – Chris Brown
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match number – T20I no. 1826