Pakistan vs West Indies
Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: 1 June 2019, Saturday @ 10 am UK/ 3 pm IST
Venue: Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottinghamshire.
Pakistan look to end their horrendous run of form when they face West Indies in the second match of ICC World Cup 2019.
Sarfaraz Ahmed lost their last 10 completed One-day internationals, yet 9 of those came against Australia (5) and recently in England (4). The woeful streak is completed by Afghanistan who bowled them out of 262 in the warm-up game.
West Indies on the other hand, come to the tournament opener in good spirits. They defeated New Zealand in the final warm-up game by 91 runs in a match that saw most of their top batsmen came to party and mauled a quality bowling side for 438 runs.
That’s not all, Jason Holder’s men tied the home series with batting heavy England 2-2, the matches certainly show that they are in the running to score first 500 in an odi match.
Pakistan vs West Indies Previous Meetings, head-to-head & Key Stats
West Indies bagged a massive win by 150 runs when they met Pakistan in the 2015 edition of World Cup.
However, Pakistan won 5 of the 6 meetings since then, while losing the other.
Also, West Indies lead the overall h2h at World Cup by 6 wins to 2 losses.
Coming-up team news and Predicted Starting XI
Pakistan vs West Indies Prediction
If there is a team that play fearless brand of cricket, that is the West Indies.
It might look from outside that this is a team made-up of t20 players, but their performance in home series against England back in February and 421 scored against New Zealand in the final warm-up game, reveals that there is much more to this.
This means that, Pakistan must come good here, and essentially do not become automatic favorites, despite bookies pricing them at 1.80 odd to win this match. And it is hard to believe that they will have the confidence after losing 10 games on the trot.
Despite having quality bowlers in their rank, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men had a tough time in the field in the recent one-day series against England and were beaten by the minnows Afghanistan. It is not just clumsy fielding, Pakistan hardly look like a balanced side.
Moreover, the conditions at Trent Bridge are not bowler friendly, and this could easily end up in favor of red-hot West Indies.
Pakistan vs West Indies Betting Tips
Match Result: West Indies to win at Evens (2.00)
Batsman Total Match Sixes: Shai Hope Over 0.5 @ 9/10 (1.90).