UAE keen to spoil Windies’ party

UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir feels his side can take advantage of an inconsistent West Indies team that will not only have a win on their minds when they clash with the Associate side in their final World Cup group match in Napier on Sunday.

The Windies must not only win the match, but also keep an eye on their net run-rate and the result of the other match in the group between Ireland and Pakistan.

The Caribbean Islanders are sitting in fifth place in the group and will be hoping for a Pakistan victory and a big win for themselves should see them pip the Irish into the fourth place in the group and into the quarterfinals.

Tauqir and his team however feel they can spoil the party, especially if the Windies take their eye off their own game and start worrying about what is going on in the Pakistan Ireland clash.

The UAE skipper said: "West Indies will be under the pressure of getting qualified for the knockout. They're not playing as consistent cricket as they should be (and) … I think they'll be under pressure of chasing the run rate.

"I think it gives us an opportunity to play freely and express ourselves either batting or bowling."

"Of course a win is important, but it's not everything. I think playing good cricket is equally important, and we have been playing good cricket."