WI vs PAK 2nd T20I

Match Preview –

 Pakistan will face West Indies in the 2nd T20I Match of 4-match T20I series at Providence Stadium, Guyana on 31 July 2021. The 1st T20I match was abandoned due to rain and West Indies got a second chance after a poor batting performance against strong bowling attacks from Pakistan. The hosts are expected to bounce back from this episode, while Pakistan would want to continue their strong form on the Caribbean pitches.

Pitch and Weather Report –

Pitch is balanced and is best suited for pacers. Chances of light rain with temperatures at 27-28 ° C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total matches                                  21

Matches won batting first                12

Matches won bowling first               8

Average 1st Inns scores                 130

Average 2nd Inns scores                 87

Highest total recorded                     194/5 (20 Ov) by INDW vs NZW

Lowest total recorded                      46/10 (14.4 Ov) by BANW vs WIW

Highest score chased                      150/3 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest score defended                    50/7 (9 Ov) by INDW vs WIW

Top 2 Wicketkeeper picks

1) Mohammed Rizwan – The right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman is a dynamic player and has great experience in this format. He is in good form and has the potential to lead his team to victory in this series. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 145

Runs – 3235

Average – 38.51

2) Nicholas Pooran – The left-handed batsman is a young talent from the West Indies. He is an asset to his team.  He was brilliant behind the stumps in the last series against Australia. He is a must-pick for the upcoming match and he scored 13 crucial runs in the last match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 181

Runs – 3353

Average – 23.95

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Mohammad Hafeez – The right-handed batsman usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. He is also a skilled all-rounder who took a wicket in the last match and gave good fantasy points.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 328

Runs – 7129

Average – 26.01

2) Babar Azam – The right-handed batsman is a top-order batsman 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, owing to his excellent form and flair in this game.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 187

Runs – 6718

Average – 45.39

3) Kieron Pollard – The right-handed batsman is a hard-hitting player from the West Indies. He is one of the most experienced players in this format. He is a wise choice in this category and has played phenomenally in the last series against Australia. He made 22 runs for his team in the last match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 547

Runs – 10885

Average – 31.73

4) Evin Lewis – The left-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.

Domestic T20 record

Matches – 170

Runs – 4801

Average – 30.57

Top 4 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.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 89

Wickets – 117

Economy – 7.74

2) Sheldon Cottrell – He is a promising fast bowler whose left-arm angle provides variety to the bowling attack. He can prove to be a trump player in the upcoming match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 108

Wickets – 140

Economy – 7.57

3) Hayden Walsh – This leg break googly bowler has proven that he is a hard man to get away with, with subtle changes of pace and variations. He delivers consistent performance despite unsuitable playing conditions.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 44

Wickets – 52

Economy – 7.91

4) Hasan Ali – The right-arm fast-medium bowler is an accurate fast bowler with a simple bowling action and a blend of variations. His ability to strike regular middle-overs blows is a key factor to pick him in this category. He took 2 wickets in the last match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 120

Wickets – 161

Economy – 7.56

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Andre Russell – The right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler is a hard-hitting middle-order batsman. He gave phenomenal performance in the last series against Australia and is a perfect choice due to his good form in this category.

Matches – 60

Runs – 716

Average – 21.05

Wickets – 36

Economy – 9.18

2) Jason Holder – The right-handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler is a reliable batsman and a steady medium-pacer. His experience and flair in this format will prove to be very beneficial for his team in the upcoming match.

Domestic T20 record –

Matches – 134

Runs – 1171

Average – 15.82

Wickets – 115

Economy – 7.71

3) Dwayne Bravo – The right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler has plenty of flair and skill both as a batsman and seam bowler. He has consistently taken wickets in the last series against England and has a lot of potential to perform well in the upcoming match.

Matches – 83

Runs – 1229

Average – 25.33

Wickets – 74

Economy – 8.12

4) Shadab Khan – The right-handed batsman and legbreak bowler is a prodigious turner of the ball. The meteoric rise in his form will be an asset for his team in this tour.

Matches – 50

Runs – 221

Average – 17.24

Wickets – 58

Economy – 7.24

Predicted Playing 11

Pakistan

Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi

West Indies

Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy

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Poll Winning Percentage

West Indies – 56%

Pakistan – 44%

Source- www.cricket.com