West Indies approach the World Cup in nice spirits having smashed 421 against New Zealand with in their final tune-up match and that they face West Pakistan on a River Trent Bridge track that notoriously favours batsmen and has seen Nottinghamshire hit over four hundred doubly in the Royal London One-Day Cup already this season.
Pakistan have struggled with consistency in their recent matches and their defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the warm-ups was an evidence of that. And also their final warm-up match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Pakistan know they will have score heavily to compete with the West Indies,
Pitch report & Weather forecast
Weather Report : weather is forecasted to be patchy rain possible. The daytime temperature is going to reach 19 °c and the temperature is going to dip to 13 °c at night. It will be mostly dry with little or no precipitation and cloud covering 67% of the sky, the humidity will be around 84%.
Pitch Report : Combined with a flat pitch and there being generally less swing here with the white ball than the red, it has become an absolute batting paradise in recent years. England have set two world record ODI scores here in the last three years and it will not be a huge shock when someone racks up 500 here. It could even be during this tournament. So the pitch is batting friendly.
Average first innings score: 330+
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2
West Indies : Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse
Pakistan : Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain
Best Fantasy Team
Suggested Playing X1 No. 1
keeper – Shai Hope (C)
Batsman – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam
Allrounder – Andre Russell (VC), Jason Holder
Bowler – Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Ashley Nurse
Suggested Playing X1 No. 2
keeper – Shai Hope
Batsman – Chris Gayle(C), Evin Lewis, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam
Allrounder – Andre Russell (VC)
Bowler – Shaheen Afridi, Shannon Gabriel, Ashley Nurse, Md Amir
2nd match, ICC Cricket World Cup at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
31th May 2019, 3:00 PM IST
TV – Star Sports