Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: West Indies vs Pakistan 2021 - 1st T20I
The 1st T20I of the four-match series between West Indies and Pakistan will be played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam will continue to open the batting for Pakistan. The team has Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan and Azam Khan in the middle order.
Rizwan was the most successful batsman for Pakistan in the T20I series against England followed by Babar Azam. Zaman also played a couple of rapid knocks but the team would expect a bit more out of him.
Mohammad Hasnain has pipped Haris Rauf as Pakistan's 3rd seamer and will accompany Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali. The competition between Shadab Khan and Usman Qadir is also growing.
West Indies have Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons as their openers, with Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran in the middle order. Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard have the responsibility of finishing the innings off.
The returns of Simmons and Lewis will be crucial for West Indies as their middle order can be vulnerable at times. Both the openers have the ability to not only be consistent but score at a quick clip and if they fire, the West Indies batting order has a completely different look to it.
Hayden Walsh and Obed McCoy are their leading bowlers, with support from Dwayne Bravo.
West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Hayden Walsh, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Andre Fletcher, Akeal Hosein, Oshane Thomas, Kevin Sinclair
Pakistan - Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Hayden Walsh (West Indies), Hasan Ali (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Evin Lewis (West Indies), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Player of the Match – Lendl Simmons
Team Scores Batting first - West Indies 180+, Pakistan 170+
Match Handicap West Indies
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