While the cricket fraternity is divided on the format of the World Cup with associates not playing, there’s some sense of beauty in this format, as far as competitiveness is concerned. One can argue that a particular team has better chances of winning it than the other, there’s a case for all the ten participating teams to win this tournament.
The likes of India and England are definitely stronger of the lost, but even those two are prone to upsets – as seen in the warm-ups. Pakistan and West Indies are the two teams who are not being as strong contenders for the title as India or England but are certainly more than capable of hammering any side on their day.
They are set to lock horns in the second game of this long-awaited tournament on 31st May at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. This venue is an exceptionally high-scoring venue traditionally and nothing different is expected this time around as well.
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When is Pakistan vs West Indies taking place? Friday 31st May – 10:30 (UK)
Where is Pakistan vs West Indies taking place? Trent Bridge, Nottingham
What is the expected weather for Pakistan vs West Indies? 20-21c with cloud but no rain forecast
What television channel is Pakistan vs West Indies on in the UK? Sky Sports Cricket
Where can I stream Pakistan vs West Indies? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go
Pakistan Cricket Squad Analyses for World Cup 2019
Playing 11 Squad Of Pakistan
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Imad Wasim/Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
Pakistan have plenty of talented batsmen in their line-up but the spotlight will mainly be on their top three in Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman are both amongst the world’s top ten ODI batsmen and the team will want them both to fire against the West Indies.
Babar cracked a brilliant ton in the warm-up game against Afghanistan and he also has an ODI century at this ground. Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik are Pakistan’s most reliable batsmen in the middle order. Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Afridi will make up the team’s pace attack.
Hasan Ali has been their most consistent performer with the ball in white-ball cricket in the recent past and he will be the biggest threat to the West Indian batsmen. Mohammad Amir has struggled to find his rhythm ever since making his comeback to international cricket, but it will be up to him to ensure a good start for his team with the ball.
West Indies Cricket Squad Analyses for World Cup 2019
Playing 11 Squad Of West Indies
Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Fabien Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel.
The opening pair of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis along with Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Andre Russell are the big guns in this West Indian batting line-up. Lewis, Hope and Russell all scored big in the previous warm-up game against New Zealand. Shai Hope, in particular, was outstanding in his knock of 101.
The top-order batsman is fourth in the ICC ODI batting rankings. The Windies will be expecting a strong start from Chris Gayle who has two half-centuries in his three ODI outings at the Trent Bridge.
The Windies will be hoping that their key pacer Shannon Gabriel takes the field on Friday, but if he doesn’t, then they will have to bank on the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder to do the job for them with the ball. Kemar Roach troubled the New Zealand batsmen last time, returning figures of 5-1-18-1, and he is more likely to finish with the best figures for his side against Pakistan.
West Indies vs Pakistan Head to Head
West Indies and Pakistan have played 133 one-day internationals against each other with the former leading the scoreline 70-60. Three of those matches have ended in stalemates.
Pakistan have won seven of the last nine ODIs they have played against the Windies including the most recently played two. Pakistan registered a convincing six-wicket win when these two teams last faced each other in the 50-over format in April 2017 at the Providence, West Indies.
West Indies and Pakistan have never played an ODI against each other at the Trent Bridge
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WI vs PAK Toss Prediction
Seven of the last ten completed one-day internationals (excluding the tied match between England and Sri Lanka in June 2016) played at the Trent Bridge have been won by the side batting second. Since the pitch at this ground tends to remain good for batting throughout the 100 overs, the team that wins the toss will probably bowl first.
Final Winner Prediction for Pakistan Vs West-Indies 2nd ODI Match
With ten almost equally matched teams, the significance of each match cannot be understated in this tournament. On top of that, the first respective game of a tournament is important for any side and it isn’t different for these two sides as well. Both sides are expected to come out packed full-strength against each other in what promises to be a cracker of a contest. Considering the two sides on paper, West Indies are more power-packed unit whereas Pakistan have the advantage of being a stable side. Having said that, the smaller boundaries are more likely to suit the play style of the Caribbean side who are also coming off a tremendous win in their last match. For that and the other above-mentioned reasons, we think that the West Indies are more likely to emerge triumphant in what is going to be one of the most important encounters for both sides.