PAK vs WI Dream11 Prediction: Pakistan is all set to host West Indies in a short white-ball tour and the first T20I match is scheduled to be played on 13 December (Monday) at the National Stadium in Karachi. Both these teams are coming into this game after facing quite contrasting fortunes in their last few T20I outings. Pakistan are coming off to a brilliant performance in their recent tour to Bangladesh where they whitewashed the home side both in the T20I and the Test series and the Babar Azam-led team also had an excellent campaign during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE. On the other hand, West Indies have had a torrid run in international cricket in the recent while as they managed to win just a single game in 2021 T20 World Cup. But both these teams will be eyeing to start this three-match T20I series on a winning note.
Fixture Name: 1st T20I, Pakistan vs West Indies
Competition: Pakistan vs West Indies T20I
Date: 13 December
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Ground: National Stadium, Karachi
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As seen in the previous few games at the National Stadium, there was enough assistance both for the batters and bowlers throughout the match. Both the spinners and fast bowlers have extracted enough from this track in the T20I matches, but the conditions are expected to be better for batting. However, the captain winning the toss should look to bowl first as it is a day-night fixture and dew factor will certainly come into play.
Team Form Guide:
PAK (recent last): W W W L W
WI (recent last): L L W L L
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Babar Azam Stats in T20I
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will have to lead his team from the front in this T20I series due to his fabulous recent form. Babar has scored more than 2500 runs in T20I cricket at an excellent average of 46.07.
Shadab Khan Stats in T20I
For Pakistan, leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been a crucial wicket-taking bowler in the shorter format of the game. Shadab Khan has picked an impressive total of 70 wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 8.
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Nicholas Pooran Stats in T20I
For West Indies, skipper Nicholas Pooran will surely be an important performer to watch out for in this T20I series due to his explosive abilities with the bat. Pooran has played a lot of T20 cricket with the Pakistani players and can hit some really long sixes during the middle-overs.
Rovman Powell Stats in T20
West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell is a great utility player in the T20 format of the game due to his impressive capabilities both with the bat and ball. Powell has smashed more than 1500 runs at a strike-rate of close to 130 and also taken as many as 21 wickets.
Hosts Pakistan will once again depend a lot upon the likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah to come good with the bat. The trio of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan have to put up a consistent show with the ball. On the other hand, West Indies will be hoping to perform with the best of their abilities and the likes of Brandon King, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Darren Bravo will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department while the likes of Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas and Hayden Walsh will form an important part of the bowling attack. The toss factor will be really crucial in this T20I game. According to the PAK vs WI today match prediction & Pakistan vs West Indies cricket betting tips, Pakistan are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan, Nicholas Pooran
BATTERS: Babar Azam, Rovman Powell, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shadab Khan, Odean Smith
BOWLERS: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Akeal Hosein
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Babar Azam, Nicholas Pooran.
For Grand League: Rovman Powell, Mohammad Rizwan.