There’s a forecast of heavy rain even for the second game on Saturday.
The second T20I between Pakistan and West Indies is set to take place on Saturday, July 31 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. The opening match at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados was washed off due to rain. To begin with, the match had to be reduced to nine overs per side.
The hosts racked up 85 runs for the loss of five wickets after Kieron Pollard’s unbeaten nine-ball 22. He also smashed a six off Shaheen Shah Afridi over deep mid-wicket in the last ball of the Caribbean innings. Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers for the visiting team after he picked up two wickets.
The next game is a crucial one for both teams as the losing team will go into the last two matches in a must-win scenario. The average score at the venue is under 140 and a high-scoring game may not be on the cards. Moreover, there are chances of rain and a washout can’t completely be ruled out.
Playing combination for WI vs PAK
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis and Chris Gayle got out in the single digits in the opening ODI and they will be looking to make some amends. Andre Russell and Shimron Hetmyer couldn’t get into double figures as well. Among their bowlers, Hayden Walsh Jr is in stupendous form of late, having picked up 11 wickets from five games against Australia. The rest of the players need to step up as well.
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Fidel Edwards, Akeal Hosein
Bench: Jason Holder, Andre Fletcher, Sheldon Cottrell, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy
Sharjeel Khan would be keen to make an impact as he’s one of the most explosive batters for the country. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been highly consistent and they will look to carry their impressive form. The others in the middle order need to be on top of their game as well. Mohammad Wasim Jr impressed last time and he’ll look to replicate his performance next time.
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir
Bench: Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Sohaib Maqsood
WI vs PAK Head-to-Head
Played – 15 | West Indies – 3 | Pakistan – 11 | N/R – 1 | Tied- 0
In West Indies
Played – 8 | West Indies – 2 | Pakistan – 5 | N/R – 1 | Tie- 0
WI vs PAK Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 08:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM Local
Live Streaming– Fancode