World Cup 2019: West Indies Vs Pakistan
West Indies will be up against Pakistan for the 2nd fixture of World Cup 2019. Both the teams are unpredictable and can win any match on their day. The match will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 31st May 2019 at 3:00 pm IST. The contest promises to be a cracker as both the sides are expected to come out packed full strength against each other.
West Indies is the team with the most explosive batsman and X-Factor player. The team has many power pack players like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Andre Russell and Jason Holder. Team’s bowling looks off as compared to the batting of the team. The team would be happy with the warm-up match performance as the Hope, Holder and Russell scored some good runs. The bowlers need to roll up their sleeves. A lot would be expected from Cottrell, Thomas and Nurse.
Player To Watch Out For: Chris Gayle
Pakistan has been unpredictable for the last four years. Since winning the title against the best side in the tournament, India, in Champions Trophy 2017, they have gone through a rather topsy-turvy path. The team has been coming from a loss against the Afghans and would be disappointed with their performance. The positives from the warm-up match were Babar Azam’s 112. Imad Wasim and Wahab Riaz also took 2 and 3 wickets respectively.
Player To Watch Out For: Babar Azam
Pitch Report and Conditions
Nottingham is expected to be cloudy for most of the time. But the good news is that rain is expected to stay away during the match. The pitch looks a belter with a hint of reverse swing on offer in the later stages of the innings.
Probable Line-ups ( Playing XI )
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen.
My PlayerzPot XI
Even after the poor efforts from Pakistan in the warm-up match. The team would look for a come back against the unpredictable West Indies. Expect a tight contest in which Pakistan might just edge past West Indies. cup