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

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

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

West Indies beat Pakistan by 1 wickets

Host West Indies and Pakistan lock horns in the Test series opener at Sabina Park

  • Earlier this year, Pakistan managed to complete a whitewash over Zimbabwe in a two-match Test series played in Zimbabwe.
  • In June, West Indies lost their previous Test series against South Africa.
  • Mohammad Rizwan, Fawad Alam and Hasan Ali have done well for Pakistan in the five-day format this season.

Expect Pakistan to beat West Indies in the opening game of the Test match.

Tournament: Pakistan tour of West Indies, 2021 | Format: TEST | Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica | Toss: To Bowl

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Host West Indies will be looking to turn things around in the five-day format when they face Pakistan in the series opener played at Sabina Park, Kingston on Thursday.

Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can get off to a decent start in this opening game of the Test series. The home side has announced their Test squad for the two-match Test series against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Abdullah Shafique, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mehmood, Shahnawaz Dhani and Haris Rauf are six uncapped players named in Pakistan’s Test squad for the series in the Caribbean. Skipper Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can put in a decent performance in this opening fixture.

West Indies Preview

Given the home side batting was poor in the previous series against South Africa, batsman Shamarh Brookes have earned a recall to the Test squad for the series against Pakistan.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood, young duo of Kyle Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Roston Chase showed fight and grit in the two-match series played against South Africa and will retain his place in the playing XI for this two-match series against Pakistan.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder and Kemar Roach to deliver crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball. Rahkeem Cornwall has done well for West Indies since making his debut as an off-spinner in the five-day format.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shamarh Brook/Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jomel Warrican, Joshua Da Silva, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Kraigg Brathwaite

Pakistan Preview

The visitors are coming into this Test series with not much practice matches under their belt. Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that team management will assess the conditions at Sabina Park and will be looking to field their best XI for this fixture.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on captain Babar Azam, wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan, veteran Azhar Ali and middle-order batsman Fawad Alam to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the bowling department, the onus will be pacers Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali to make vital breakthroughs. Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali will be two spinners for this fixture.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Babar Azam (captain), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas/Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali.

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Yasir Shah, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Butt, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Abid Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
30
1.45 mm.
4.94 k/h
From: ENE
100%
03h
28
0.93 mm.
4.31 k/h
From: ENE
100%
06h
26
0 mm.
2.67 k/h
From: E
82%
09h
24
0 mm.
1.6 k/h
From: E
34%
12h
24
0 mm.
1.83 k/h
From: E
20%
15h
30
0 mm.
4.45 k/h
From: ENE
3%
18h
32
0.52 mm.
5.91 k/h
From: NE
17%
21h
31
0 mm.
7.16 k/h
From: NE
9%

Weather Conditions

The weather predicting thunderstorms for all five days of the Test match, the wicket will certainly something for the quick bowlers.

Venue Details

Sabina Park in Jamaica is going to host the 1st Test match between West Indies and Pakistan. The visitors will take heart from the fact that they have won their previous Test played at Jamaica.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bat first on this surface. Average first innings score at Sabina Park is around 3210 runs.

Based on current form, Pakistan will be favorites to win the opening game of the series against West Indies. With likes of Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali showing excellent form this season, the green shirts will be looking to continue their decent run in the red-ball cricket.

Expect Pakistan to beat West Indies in the opening game of the Test match.

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Author: Shoaib Z.