West Indies ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
West Indies will hope rain will not end their chances of making it to the quarterfinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015Reuters

West Indies find themselves in a must-win situation to stay in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, but they will not be just fighting their opponents – UAE – but the elements as well in Napier on Sunday.

Cyclone Pam is threatening to ruin any chance the West Indies might have of making it to the quarterfinals form Pool B, with rain expected to play a big part in their match at McLean Park.

If a match is able to be completed, though, it is pretty simple for the West Indies, they must win, and win by a big margin to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive.

"UAE is an international team in this tournament and we don't expect them to be a walkover," said West Indies captain Jason Holder.

"Having said that, we just need to control what we can. There's no point rushing the game and trying to force a result as quickly as possible. Obviously it's ideal that we probably wrap it up as quickly as possible, but we still have to play the cricket, and to win it on merit is the best way to do it.

"I don't think we should think too far ahead but we should take it stage by stage and just try to come out with a win, which is most important."

A win might not be enough, however, if Ireland beat Pakistan, but if the result of that second match goes the other way, then West Indies should go through along with Misbah-ul-Haq's team.

The first plan, however, will be the win and the UAE will not be an easy proposition as the team from the Emirates have shown they are more than capable of springing a surprise or two.

"We will play with as much freedom as we can because that's when we are at our best," added Holder. "Hopefully guys will free up as much as possible and remember that what's important is to be aggressive."

The UAE sense a big upset on the cards, with the Associate side hoping pressure might eventually tell on the West Indies, who confirmed their star man Chris Gayle is fit to play after a back problem.

"They are not playing as consistently as they should be," said UAE skipper Mohammad Tauqir. "They are very unpredictable and rely heavily on Chris Gayle. We can see some opportunity playing against them.

"Playing almost 50 overs against [South Africa] gave us a lot of confidence and it's a big positive for us. West Indies will be under pressure and it will give us opportunity to play freely and express ourselves."

Where to Watch Live

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The match is scheduled for a 11 am local time (3.30 am IST, 10 pm GMT, 5 pm ET) start with live coverage in India on the Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3. The game can also be watched via live streaming online on Starsports.com or Star Sports Live Pro.

Viewers in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Go. Audience in the US can live stream the match on ESPN Cricket or watch it on TV on ESPN, while Australia viewers can do so on Channel 9 and Fox Sports. The match can also be live streamed in Australia on Foxtel and Cricket Australia Live.

Audience in the Middle East will be able to watch the match live on OSN or live stream on OSN Play.

Expected lineups: West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Denesh Ramdin, Lendl Simmons, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach.

UAE: Amjad Ali, Andri Berenger, Khurram Khan, Shaiman Anwar, Swapnil Patil, Krishna Chandran, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Naveed, Kamran Shahzad, Manjula Guruge.

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