WI vs PAK Stats : West Indies will take on Pakistan in a two match Test series starting at Kingston, Jamaica from Thursday, 12 August. These two sides played a four match T20I series which Pakistan won by 1-0 as three matches of it were washed out due to rain. This series is the first series for both the teams in the second edition of World Test Championship and they will look for a good start. West Indies suffered a series loss against South Africa this June and they will look to bounce back and on the other side, Pakistan have won Test series against South Africa and Zimbabwe this year and they will be hoping to carry that winning momentum into this series.
West Indies and Pakistan faced off each other in Test cricket in 1958 and in the starting years West Indies dominated but in the late 80s and 90s Pakistan was one of the sides who competed well against the mighty Windies side of that era and in the recent years Pakistan have dominated a lot and West Indies too have put up some good performances but not enough to clinch a series and this time they will be eyeing a series victory against the visitors.
As we have already told West Indies and Pakistan played first ever Test against each other in 1958 and since then in 63 years till date they have played total 52 Tests and in their rivalry West Indies have upper hand although most of their wins came in their golden era and in today’s time Pakistan is a better side but West Indies at home isn’t an easy side to beat even in Test cricket and here is a look at their head to head record in Test cricket.
West Indies have been a poor side in Test cricket for a long time and still they’re a side who is trying to improve in this format. In the last five years they put up some good performances like Test victories in England on two occasions and series win against England at home, record chase in Bangladesh and some performances here and there but overall they have been poor in this format in the last five years.
West Indies in Test Cricket Since July 2016 :
Pakistan in comparison to West Indies have been a good side and post Misbah and Younis Khan they couldn’t perform up to the level and from the last 12 months they have looked a better side with some good performances against Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe but they really need to improve their performance in big countries like England, Australia and New Zealand and here is their record of last five years.
Pakistan in Test Cricket Since July 2016 :
West Indies and Pakistan have played two Test series in the last five years and both the series were won by Pakistan including their first ever Test series win on West Indies soil in 2017 and in these two series both the teams put up good fights in each and every Test and West Indies too were competitive and considering that this series too should be close.
Last 5 Tests between WI and PAK :
West Indies won – 2
Pakistan won – 3
West Indies don’t have a strong batting line up as most of their batsmen are inconsistent and in this series their batting will rely on captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Nkrumah Bonner and Kyle Mayers and all rounder Jason Holder too is there to help but all these batsmen have been inconsistent and here are their record against Pakistan in this format.
West Indies Bowling Stats vs Pakistan in Tests :
In the bowling West Indies have a good pace attack in Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph and new comers Chemar Holder and Jayden Seales too have been impressive and in spin Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase are there and here are their records against Pakistan.
Pakistan have a good batting unit of Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan and some youngsters like Imarn Butt, Abdullah Shafique and the main batting will rely on Babar Azam and Azhar Ali and if these two click then Pakistan will be in good position.
Pakistan Bowling Stats vs West Indies in Tests :
In Pakistan’s bowling department inform Hasan Ali, talented Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas and spinner Yasir Shah are there so in this department they’re fantastic and on favourbale pitches they will be a dangerous unit for West Indies batting line up.