It was an exciting start to the one-day international series between Pakistan and the West Indies as the first game went down to the wire. It was Pakistan’s final over of the match that sealed victory and gave them a 1-0 series lead. The first match was a good indicator of how close the two sides are on firepower. As the series progresses, the matches will be more exciting, and the upcoming match promises to be a real showdown.
Pakistan will take on West Indies in the second match of the series, which begins on Sunday. As a result, this match will have a significant bearing on the series. Pakistan’s victory will put an end to the series, while a victory for the Windies will keep it level. The Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, will host the match between the two teams on June 10th, 2022.
PAK vs WI Team Previews
Pakistan doesn’t play much cricket, but when they have, they have dazzled everyone who has seen them play. In the first game, they fought back to take a 1-0 lead by scoring 305 points. Although they were beaten by a coin toss in the first round, they were able to take advantage of the home advantage and win the match.
It was Babar Azam who led Pakistan to victory in the chase, and he did a fantastic job of guiding his team. At the top, Imam Ul Haq did a respectable job, scoring a difficult fifty points. All in all, Khushdil Shah’s quick-fire innings saved Pakistan from defeat in the final over.
Pakistan did a great job of pacing their chase, but batting first might not be as straightforward. Regardless of the conditions, they’ll need to show a lot more intent with the bat. Pakistan, on the other hand, have a decent bowling attack and would like to forget the first 30 overs of the previous match. In order to beat them, they must play to their full potential and perform slightly better than they did in the previous game.
Pakistan Playing 11
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
West Indies will be pissed off after losing the first match, especially after being right in the hunt for the majority of the match. There were no easy runs to come by in the first innings, as West Indies amassed 305 runs. While they had the potential to score more, their bowling fell short of expectations.
It’s too early for the West Indies to panic despite their defeat. They were playing in a completely foreign environment, but they still managed to put in a solid effort. At the top, they did a fantastic job, but if their lower-order batsmen had contributed a little more, they would have scored a lot more.
They’ve got a decent team overall, and the experience of playing limited-overs cricket around the world is certainly helping. With a team full of match-winners and the ability to play to their full potential, it’s going to be extremely difficult to get past them.
West Indies Playing 11
Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Brandon King/Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh /Anderson Phillip.
PAK vs WI Betting Tips
Both teams are expected to go all-out in this game, as the series’ outcome hangs in the balance. ODI series are becoming increasingly rare, and winning one is no small feat. As a result, Pakistan will want to perform at their peak in order to take a commanding lead. As for the West Indies, they are more familiar with the conditions, and it will be difficult for them to overcome them. The West Indies should win this game based on the teams’ on-paper combinations and their performances in the previous match.