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Pakistan vs West Indies, PAK vs WI, Today Match Prediction

National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan

200/6 in 20.0

10.00 Team Logo

137/10 in 19.0

7.21
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Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first

Pakistan beat West Indies by 63 runs

Pakistan, West Indies lock horns in the T20I series opener at Karachi

  • Pakistan managed to complete a clean sweep over Bangladesh in three-match T20I series played in Bangladesh.
  • Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have been standout performers for Pakistan in the T20 format
  • Evin Lewis and Obed McCoy have been consistent performers for West Indies in the T20 format.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over West Indies.

Tournament: West Indies tour of Pakistan, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan | Toss: To Bat

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Host Pakistan will be looking to continue their dominance in the T20 format when they face West Indies in the opening game of the series played at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on Monday.

Captain Babar Azam will be pleased with his side’s performances in T20I series played against Bangladesh. The home side will be looking to continue their winning ways in this series.

On the other hand, West Indies have made wholesale changes to their squad for the three-match T20I series. Nicholas Pooran will lead the side for this series as Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the tour due to hamstring injury.

Pakistan Preview

The home side will be looking to field their strongest playing combination for the opening game of the series against West Indies.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on captain Babar Azam, swashbuckling batsman Fakhar Zaman, rookie Haider Ali and wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since 1st Jan 2021, Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has topped the batting charts for Pakistan in the T20 format. In 26 T20Is played, Rizwan has accumulated 1,123 runs at an average of 74.86 with one century and ten half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shahnawaz Dahani to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Iftikhar Ahmad and Shadab Khan will be two premium spin options for this game.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan

West Indies Preview

Gudakesh Motie, Dominic Drakes and Romario Shepherd are three uncapped players picked for the tour of Pakistan.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shai Hope, Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase and Nicholas Pooran to deliver notable scores in this fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith and Gudakesh Motie to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Nicholas Pooran (c &wk), Darren Bravo, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Dominic Drakes.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Brandon King, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Dominic Drakes, Rovman Powell, Shai Hope, Devon Thomas, Oshane Thomas, Shamarh Brooks, Odean Smith

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
19
0 mm.
2.38 k/h
From: NNE
35%
03h
20
0 mm.
2.63 k/h
From: NE
76%
06h
15
0 mm.
2.32 k/h
From: ENE
64%
09h
21
0 mm.
0.59 k/h
From: NNW
24%
12h
25
0 mm.
3.85 k/h
From: W
0%
15h
22
0 mm.
2.73 k/h
From: WNW
0%
18h
20
0 mm.
1.39 k/h
From: N
0%
21h
20
0 mm.
2.58 k/h
From: NNW
0%

Weather Conditions

With weather expected to be cooler in the evening, the wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The spinners might get some assistance from the pitch.

Venue Details

National Cricket Stadium is going to host the opening game of the T20I series between Pakistan and West Indies.

Pakistan will take heart from the fact that they have won six matches out of nine matches in the t20 format.

Toss: To Bat

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board. Average first innings at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi is around 190 runs.

Based on current form, Pakistan will be outright favorites to win their game against West Indies because they are playing in their home conditions. With top-order consistently producing the runs, the home side will be keen to pile on the runs in this T20I series opener.

On the other hand, West Indies will have to adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show with bat and ball.

Expect Pakistan to register a comfortable win over West Indies.

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Author: Shoaib Z.