After the limited-overs series against Australia, West Indies are all set to host Pakistan for a multi-format series. The first match will be played on 28th July at Kensington Oval, Barbados. According to IST, match will begin at 7.30 PM.
WI vs PAK: Pakistan tour of West Indies: Preview
After hosting Australia for T20s & ODI series, Went Indies will be looking forward to host their one of the biggest rivals from Asia, Pakistan. They both will play 4 T20s & 2 Test Matches. West Indies is high on confidence after defeating Australia in T20 series. They have proved that they are one of the best team when it come to T20 format.
Pakistan will aim to bounce back in this tour after succumbing to defeat against England. The visitors will have the best chance to defeat West Indies due to familiar bowling conditions in Barbados. Their batting line up will play a crucial part in upsetting the West Indian outfit in their own backyard.
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Weather Report
With overcast and cloudy conditions, pacers may exploit the new ball and can potentially trouble the top-order batsmen. A cautious start by the openers from either team shouldn’t be a surprise in the first T20I.
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Pitch Report
The pitch at Barbados generally aids the quick bowlers. However, in most white-ball matches, with no movement on flat decks, batters tend to enjoy their stay in the middle. As a result, it should be a high-scoring first T20I between West Indies and Pakistan.
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Probable Playing XI
West Indies: Even Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran(wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell
Pakistan: Mohammed Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(C), Shoaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Dream 11 Team Prediction
Dream 11 Team: Mohammad Rizwan, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (VC), Even Lewis, Babar Azam (C), Andre Russell, Mohammad Hafeez, Obed McCoy, Haris Rauf, Hayden Walsh, Hasan Ali
WI vs PAK: Result of Last 5 T20 matches
West Indies: W/W/W/L/W
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Live Score: www.cricbuzz.com
WI vs PAK: 1st T20: Match Prediction
West Indies is coming with the same squad on the ground which dominated the T20 series against Australia. They are confident, best of their form & prepared to dominate their opposition again. Pakistan will be motivated to bounce back after their defeat against England. It will be interesting to see both the sides against each other as they both are in good form. Odds are in favor of West Indies & they are expected to win.