West Indies vs Pakistan Match Preview – The teams of West Indies and Pakistan are all set to start their World Cup campaign today on Friday in Nottingham.
Pakistan has been a totally flopped side since their last 10 ODI matches, as they’ve lost all of them. They’ll be thus the most desperate team to grab an ODI win by defeating Windies today.
On the other hand, the Caribbean side is on the higher side of confidence by scoring 421 runs in the warm-up match against New Zealand.
Looking at the team’s combination of both the sides, Pakistan has got a strong bowling line-up with quality pacers in the team, whereas West Indies’ team is full of in-form power hitters like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell.
It’ll be very interesting to see, how both the teams will tackle each other today at the Trent Bridge to start their journey of the World Cup 2019 with a win.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 1st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of West Indies vs Pakistan will be hosted by the Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of WI vs PAK on Hotstar.
The pitch of Trent Bridge is the flattest one in West Indies. It offers a lot of runs and thus, batsmen enjoy playing big shots on this wicket.
The team winning toss will definitely look to bat first and put up a huge score for the opponents to chase. The bowlers must come with a plan to stop batters from hitting hard
Average 1st Innings total at Trent Bridge, Nottingham (last 4 ODI games): 355
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 3, Lost – 1
The temperature today at Trent Bridge will hover around 15-20 degrees. There are slight chances of rain as well in Nottingham. However, it’ll not affect the game.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the West Indies (ENG) and Pakistan (SA) for tonight’s match.
Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel
WI’s Bench Strength – Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen
Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz
PAK’s Bench Strength – Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail
Pakistan’s left-arm pacer, Mohammad Amir is unfit and thus he’ll most probably miss out today’s game against the West Indies.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of West Indies vs Pakistan.
Captain Choices: Shai Hope, Babar Azam, Chris Gayle
Vice Captain Choices: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Andre Russell
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of West Indies vs Pakistan.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Shai Hope (C)
Batsman – Babar Azam (VC), Chris Gayle, Imam-ul-Haq, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Sheldon Cottrell
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Shai Hope
Batsman – Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (VC), Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Shannon Gabriel
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between West Indies and Pakistan is Babar Azam.
In his last 6 matches against West Indies in ODIs, Azam has scored 515 runs at an average of 103.75, making him a must-have player in both the leagues.
Pick batsmen from both the teams as the flat wicket of Trent Bridge offers a lot of runs.
Also, It will be a wise choice to pick death bowlers as they are more likely to get wickets today.
Our Match Prediction:
West Indies have several powerful hitters in their side who can turn any game away from the opponents. Thus, we predict Windies to win this match against Pakistan.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between England vs Pakistan performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.