Lendl Simmons is doubtful for this match.
West Indies will take on Pakistan in the 2nd of the 4-match T20I series on Saturday. COVID-19 has already shortened the series, even rain came to play spoilsport in the 1st T20I. Now, it’s effectively a 3-match T20I series. With plenty of firepower in their line-up, West Indies managed to score only 85 runs in the 1st T20I, in their allotted quota of 9 overs.
The Pakistani bowlers gave a hard time for the West Indies batters in the 1st T20I. Hasan Ali was particularly impressive, as he chipped in with two wickets. Azam Khan, who was hit on the head in the practice session, will miss the 2nd T20I.
West Indies vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Date & Time: July 31st, at 8:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
The Providence Stadium in Guyana has hosted 6 T20Is so far. The average 1st innings score here is 145 and the team batting second has won the majority of the matches. It’s definitely going to be a hard battle for the batters in this match. Anything over 160 is a good competitive score on this wicket.
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Probable Playing XIs WI vs PAK:
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons / Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim
Top Picks for WI vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batsmen
Evin Lewis is a hard-hitting batter. He will smack the ball out of the park if it’s in his zone. Lewis had a short stay at the crease in the reduced 1st T20I but is expected to do well in this match.
Babar Azam didn’t live up to the expectations in the T20I series against England, as he always sets his benchmark standards pretty high. We can expect a good inning from him in this match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Andre Russell is an absolute legend of the game in this format. He got out for just 7 runs in the 1st T20I, but will be expecting a good game in the 2nd T20I.
Dwayne Bravo is showing the cricketing world that there is plenty of cricket still left in him. He had a good T20I series against Australia and will be hoping for an even better series against Pakistan.
Top Picks – Bowlers
There was no work to do for Hayden Walsh in the 1st T20I as the rain spoiled the game. He came in as a surprise package and won the player of the series award against Australia.
Hasan Ali kept his game plan simple in the 1st T20I, where he took the big wickets of Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Mr Consistent Mohammad Rizwan had scored plenty of runs wherever he had traveled in the last year. He reached his milestone of 1000 T20I runs in just 31 innings.
WI vs PAK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Mohammad Rizwan (c), Kieron Pollard (vc), Evin Lewis, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Hasan Ali, Hayden Walsh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Mohammad Rizwan, Chris Gayle (vc), Babar Azam (c), Shimron Hetmyer, Fakhar Zaman, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Jason Holder, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hayden Walsh
WI vs PAK Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shimron Hetmyer is a versatile player, who can be used in different conditions according to the specific needs of the team. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Even though he not batting in his usual position, Fakhar Zaman has plenty of potentials to score runs at the late end of the innings. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Mohammad Wasim has played only one T20I, considering plenty of options available in the all-rounder’s slot it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.