Both the teams are really unpredictable coming to this World Cup. Pakistan have lost with Afghanistan in the warm-up opener while the second match was abandoned without being a ball bowled, while Windies have played some brilliant cricket off late. They have scored 421 runs in the warmup match against NewZealand and won comfortably. It’s going to be Pakistan bowling and Windies colossal batting. Let’s Discuss WI vs PAK Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Match Preview: West Indies vs Pakistan
Date: 31st May, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Pitch Report:The entire warm-up matches that have been played so far have been high scoring and team batting first has won both the matches, though the chasing team was not as competitive in both the occasion but a pattern to follow for coming matches.
WI vs PAK Squad:
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, ShimronHetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, FakharZaman, Babar Azam, HarisSohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), ImadWasim, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, ShaheenAfridi, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir
WI vs PAK Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Matches against New Zealand was a perfect blueprint of the brand of Windies Cricket. Gayle and Lewis to give a quick start and Hope to carry it forward whilst holding the innings together.The middle order batting long enough to give the likes of Holder and Russell the license to go after the bowling from the onset. The end result of all this is a mammoth 421. Shai Hope said in the press conference that we would be glad to become the first team to score 500 runs in the world cup.
Batting and Allrounder: This is the main strength of this West Indies side. Starting from Openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis, Middle order will be glued around Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, and ShimronHetmyer and then Brute force of Dre Russ, Jason Holder and Carlos completes batting unit.
Bowling: This is the area where they are lagging behind from other teams. Kemar Roach is in good form, so is Sheldon Cottrell but they do not give you assurance of wicket when needed. The X- Factor in the bowling from them would be Oshane Thomas who has pace and bounce. The Spin Department looks weak with Ashley Nurse as the premier spinner.
X-Factor: Andre Russell
Probable XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, ShimronHetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite/Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Ashley Nurse
The loss against Afghanistan would have dented their confidence as baring Babar Azam, no other batsman applied themselves. Before coming into the world cup, they have been brutally defeated by England by 4-0 which have narrow their hopes for top 4 teams.
Batting and Allrounder: Imam ulHaq and FakharZaman have been providing good starts to the team. Fakhar on his day can take the game away from the opposition. Babar Azam is the ViratKohli for Pakistan, He has been in outstanding form in recent matches. Then comes experienced middle order consisting of Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, and Sarfaraz. ImadWasim and Asif Ali will play the finishing role.
Bowling: WahabRaiz is looking a definite starter with is brilliant performance in a warmup match. He will be supported by Hasan Ali and ShaheenAfridi. Spin Department will be headed by Shadab Khan following ImadWasim
X-Factor: Babar Azam
Probable XI: Imam-ul-Haq, FakharZaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, WahabRiaz, ShaheenAfridi
WI vs PAK Dream11 Team
Keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Chris Gayle
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Jason Holder, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz , Kemar Roach
West Indies vs Pakistan Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Darren Bravo
All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Andre Russell,Chris Gayle
Bowlers – Kemar Roach,Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
- Babar Azam
- Shai Hope
- Chris Gayle
- Imam ulHaq
- Andre Russell
Grand League Choice:
- Fakhar Zaman
- Darren Bravo
Prediction:Considering the two sides on paper, West Indies are more power-packed unit whereas Pakistan has the advantage of being a stable side. But considering the Pitch, West Indies have a better chance to win.
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Post Match Updates
West Indies won by 7 wickets.
Man of the match: Oshane Thomas