Jerome Taylor
Jerome Taylor picked up three quick wickets early in the innings against Pakistan. [Getty]

West Indies will take on Zimbabwe in a Group B fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3.30am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

West Indies come into this match after registering their first win of the World Cup over Pakistan in the last fixture at Christchurch. Misbah-ul-Haq decided to field after Pakistan won the toss.

The Caribbean side managed 310 runs from 50 overs, while losing six wickets in the process. In reply, Pakistan had a collapse at the top order losing their first four wickets with just one run on the board.

The lower order batsmen, which included the likes of Misbah, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood and Shahid Afridi also could not stop the West Indies from sealing a victory by 150 runs. The only downside from their last win was their key player Darren Bravo picking up a hamstring injury. He is expected to miss the clash against Zimbabwe and will likely be replaced by Jonathan Carter.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams of Zimbabwe plays a shot during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against UAE.Getty

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe also managed to win the first match of the tournament after defeating the United Arab Emirates by four wickets in their last Group B fixture.

Both West Indies and Zimbabwe lost their respective opening fixtures and another defeat on Tuesday for either of the sides will dent their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Jason Holder's side and the African nation played their matches in this year's World Cup in New Zealand and they will be playing in Australia for the first time on Tuesday.

Prediction

West Indies to win

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • West Indies to win: 2/9
  • Zimbabwe to win: 13/4

What They Say

Jason Holder (West Indies captain): "It's very good to see that [Chris Gayle] still hasn't fired and we're still getting 300 runs. I guess when his contribution comes, we'll get somewhere close to 400, hopefully."

Team News

West Indies

Possible XI: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Jonathan Carter, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (c), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn

Zimbabwe

Possible XI: Sikandar Raza, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Elton Chigumbura (c), Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi