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West Indies vs Pakistan, WIW vs PAKW, Today Match Prediction

Kensington Oval, Barbados, West Indies

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Toss Winner - Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first

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West Indies, Pakistan cricket teams lock horns in T20I series opener

  • Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been standout players for Pakistan in the shortest format of the game.
  • Opener Evin Lewis and pacer Obed McCoy have been consistent performers for West Indies this summer.
  • Recently, West Indies beat Australia in the five-match T20I series by 4-1 scoreline.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over Pakistan and go 1-0 up in the T20I series.

Tournament: Pakistan Women tour of West Indies, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados, West Indies | Toss: To Bat

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Host West Indies will be looking to continue their dominance in home conditions when they take on Pakistan in the T20I series opener at Barbados on Tuesday.

Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can put on a decent show in this opening fixture.  Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetymer and Fabian Allen will be part of the final XI for this game.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be looking to give opportunities to new players named in the T20 squad. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can make adjustments to the conditions in the Caribbean and put in a disciplined performance against West Indies.

West Indies Preview

The home side will assess the pitch conditions and then pick their final XI for this opening contest. The squad picked for the T20Is has shown a lot of bench strength as different players have put their hand up and performed well in the crucial stages of the game against Australia and South Africa.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on in-form opening pair of Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis to get the side off to a brisk start.

Shimron Hetymer, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran will make up the middle-order for West Indies. All-rounder Andre Russell will be given the license to go berserk in the latter stages of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side would be relying on the likes of Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy and Hayden Walsh Jr. to make crucial breakthroughs in the Powerplay overs.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair/Hayden Walsh Jr.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Hayden Walsh, Jason Holder, LMP Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell

Pakistan Preview

The visitors will need to improve their fielding in order to compete with West  Indies in this T20I series. In the batting department, the side will be relying on openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan to deliver the bulk of the runs in this series opener.

Experienced players like Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan will have put their hand up and deliver notable scores against West Indies. Sohail Maqsood and Imad Wasim will be given the task of delivering quick runs at the back end of the innings.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, pacers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi to make early inroads with the new-ball

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sharjeel Khan, Azam Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
26
0 mm.
6.93 k/h
From: E
40%
03h
25
0 mm.
6.99 k/h
From: E
30%
06h
25
0 mm.
6.53 k/h
From: E
21%
09h
25
0 mm.
6 k/h
From: E
82%
12h
25
0.59 mm.
6.78 k/h
From: E
70%
15h
26
0.26 mm.
7.49 k/h
From: E
59%
18h
27
0.55 mm.
7.66 k/h
From: E
52%
21h
26
0.43 mm.
7.03 k/h
From: E
95%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Kensington Oval will provide a tough contest between bat and ball. The weather for the game on Tuesday is going to be clear skies with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

Kensington Oval in Barbados is going to host the 1st T20I game between West Indies and Pakistan.

Pakistan will heart from the fact that they have won their only T20I game played against West Indies at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a score in excess of 160 runs.

Based on current form, West Indies will fancy their chances of beating Pakistan in this opening fixture.

With likes of Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons and Nicholas Pooran showing decent form in the T20 format, the home side will be looking to put in a clinical batting performance at Barbados.

 

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over Pakistan and go 1-0 up in the T20I series.

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Author: Shoaib Z.