West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20I preview, team analysis, and recent forms.
West Indies vs Pakistan Highlights
- WI and PAK are set to start their new T20 series this evening at 7:30 pm IST.
- This series is going to be critical for these two behemoths as this is the time to assess their strategies and make necessary changes before the T20 World Cup.
- Pakistan has won almost all T20 matches played against WI in the past 10 years.
- But West Indies’s dominating performance in their previous T20 series against Australia may indicate a different result this time around.
WI has had a successful campaign in their last T20 series. They beat Australia 4-1 in points to win the series. Players such as Pooran and Walsh played a critical role in their success and they look forward to carrying that momentum into this series as well.
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PAK has had a decent run lately in the T20 format. They lost to England in their previous series by 2-1. But they were really decent in their form. They have won 11 out of 14 T20 matches played against WI in the past 10 years so they have that advantage on their side.
West Indies vs Pakistan Team Analysis
Keiron Pollard is set to return as the captain of the T20 team. He was sidelined after an injury from their last series. Pooran is still set to bat and is still a threat to the opposing side. Simmons and Lewis are also set to open the batting order. Big names are playing in this series such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and Andre Russell. This series looks to be favoring WI.
Possible Squad: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards.
The Pakistani side looks strong on paper but only time will tell. Babar Azam and Rizwan are set to open the batting order on their side. Hasan Ali is someone to look out for. He can be a real threat to the WI’s batting order and he is excellent with the bat as well. He had to miss the first two matches against England but returned for the third one and was crucial in that match.
Possible Squad: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi