WI vs PAK, 1st Test Match

Match Preview –

 Pakistan will be up against West Indies in the 1st Test Match of 2-match Test series at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica starting on 12 August 2021. Pakistan had won the T20I series by 1-0 as rain washed out 3 matches and gave no chance for the Windies to bounce back. Both the teams would be putting out their best in the 2-match Test series and this time cricket fans might see more cricketing action than the last series.

Pitch and Weather Report –

The pitch is favorable for the bowling side and is best suited for pacers. Chances of moderate rain with temperatures at 27-28 ° C.

STATS – TEST

Total matches                                  52

Matches won batting first               17

Matches won bowling first              21

Average 1st Inns scores                  321

Average 2nd Inns scores                339

Average 3rd Inns scores                 239

Average 4th Inns scores                 146

Highest total recorded                     849/10 (258.2 Ov) by ENG vs WI

Lowest total recorded                      47/10 (25.3 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Mohammed Rizwan – The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman is a dynamic player and has good record in this format, he has the  potential to lead Pakistan to victory in this series.

Matches – 15

Runs – 820

Average – 43.15

2) Joshua Da Silva – The right-handed batsman is a young talent from the West Indies. He is an asset to his team and was brilliant behind the stumps in the last test series against South Africa.

Matches – 7

Runs – 317

Average – 26.41

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Shai Hope – The right-handed batsman bats aggressively at the top of the order. He is a skilled player whose patient gameplay can give good fantasy points in this series.

Matches – 36

Runs – 1675

Average – 25.76

2) Babar Azam – The right-handed batsman is a top-order player, who has great experience in this format and his stats speak for him. He is perhaps the best choice from his squad in this category.

Matches – 33

Runs – 2169

Average – 42.52

3) Azhar Ali – The right-handed batsman is a hard-hitting player from the West Indies. He has a compact technique, designed to get behind the line of each ball. He is one of the most experienced players in this format and is a good choice for the next match.

Matches – 87

Runs – 6579

Average – 43.28

4) Kraigg Braithwaite – The right-handed batsman can single-handedly destroy the bowling lineup of Pakistan. He is a skillful batsman and has the potential to turn the tides of a match with ease.

Matches – 70

Runs – 4141

Average – 32.60

Top 3 Bowler Picks

1) Shaheen Afridi – The left-arm fast bowler is a quick pacer who made life uncomfortable for England in the last series. He knows how to take advantage of his height to extract bounce on the docile pitches of WI.

Matches – 17

Wickets – 58

Economy – 3.13

2) Kemar Roach – He is a right arm fast medium bowler, has extreme pace, consistently touching the late 140s (kph), and can skid on to batsmen quicker than they realise. He will prove to be a trump player in the upcoming match.

Matches – 65

Wickets – 223

Economy – 27.32

3) Hasan Ali – The right-arm fast-medium bowler is an accurate fast bowler with a simple bowling action and a blend of variations. He will prove to be a valuable player in this series.

Matches – 13

Wickets – 57

Economy – 3.13

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Faheem Ashraf – The left-handed batsman and left-arm medium bowler is a seam-bowling allrounder, who has built a reputation for explosive hitting while batting with the tail. He is a perfect choice for this category.

Matches – 9

Runs – 495

Average – 38.07

Wickets – 16

Economy – 2.96

2) Jason Holder – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler is a reliable batsman and a steady medium-pacer. He was on a streak of taking wickets in the last series with his dynamic bowling abilities.

Matches – 49

Runs – 2287

Average – 31.76

Wickets – 129

Economy – 2.54

Predicted Playing 11

Pakistan – Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah/Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi

West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Nkrumah Bonner, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph

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Poll Winning Percentage

West Indies – 31%

Pakistan – 43%

Draw – 26%

Source- www.cricket.com