PAK vs WI Prediction: West Indies and Pakistan will clash against each other in Match 10 of the ICC T20 World Cup Warm-ups. West Indies are the defending champions of the tournament, having claimed the title in 2016, defeating England in the finals.
West Indies have won the T20 World Cup on two occasions in 2012 and 2016, meanwhile, Pakistan have won the title in 2009. Most of the West Indies were involved in the Indian Premier League, and are already well-accustomed to the playing conditions in UAE. The match will be held in the ICC Academy Ground, Dubai.
Match 10, PAKISTAN vs West INDIES
WARM UP MATCH, T20 World Cup
18 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pakistan and West Indies clashed against each other in a five match T20I series in August this year. However, four of the five matches were abandoned due to rain. Pakistan won the series by a score-line of 1-0. Pakistan also played a three match T20I series against England earlier this year, where they were defeated by a score-line of 2-1.
West Indies also played a five match T20I series against Australia, where they thrashed the visitors by a score-line of 4-1. Hayden Walsh was awarded the player of the series, for his incredible performances with the ball.
Pakistan vs West Indies Warm up Game will be broadcasted in over 100 countries over the globe. In India, the match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network in multiple languages. The match can also be streamed live on the Disney Hotstar App. The warm up game will be played at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai.
PAK vs WI Head to Head: The two teams have met 15 times in T20I matches so far. Pakistan have largely dominated their opponents, leading the head to head record, 12-3.
PAK – 50%
WI – 50%
West Indies have star-studded batting lineup which consists of the likes of Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle. Andre Russell is expected to be fit for the marquee event and will bat in the lower middle order. Meanwhile, Pakistan have a top-class bowling attack with the likes of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf. It will be a battle between Pakistani bowlers and West Indian batsman in the warm up game.
Bet365: PAK: 2.10; WI: 1.72
Both teams will look forward to finding their best combination ahead of the T20 World Cup. Pakistan will open their World Cup campaign against India on October 24. Both teams have plenty of firepower in their ranks, and they are expected to put on a show.
Chris Gayle has been an integral part of two T20 World Cup winning campaigns, and will bat at number three for the defending champions. Although, he is in his 40s, he can still the opposition by storm.
Babar Azam has been one of the most prolific run-getters in T20I cricket in the past few years. The Pakistani skipper has amassed 2204 runs in T20I cricket at an impressive average of 45.
Kieron Pollard, skipper of West Indies will bat in the middle order for the two-time champions. The explosive batsman is one of the finest hitters of the ball, and can clear the ropes with comparative ease.
The pitch at Dubai is expected to favor the bowlers. Hence, the likes of Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will get assistance from the slow tracks. Batsman often find it hard to start striking the ball from the word go, as was witnessed in the recently concluded IPL. However, West Indies have a strong batting order and should score a handful of runs.
If PAK bats first: 140-150
If WI bats first: 160-170
The sun sets in Dubai at around 530-6 pm in the evening. However, the weather is humid in Dubai given that the temperature exceeds 30 degree Celsius. The weather starts cooling down towards the second innings. The recently concluded IPL witnessed clear skies, hence the chances of any rain are very low.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan, Nicholas Pooran
BATSMEN: Babar Azam, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mohammad Hafeez
BOWLERS: Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Ravi Rampaul, Obed McCoy
Captain choices: Babar Azam/ Mohammad Hafeez
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