WI vs PAK Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20I – 28 July 2021 (Barbados). Lendl Simmons, Hayden Walsh Jr, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on Pakistan in the 1st T20I match of the four-match T20I series. This series is expected to be a cracker.
Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis have been batting brilliantly for the hosts, whereas Russel has been a terrific all-rounder. Allen and Walsh will handle the spin bowling, whereas Bravo & McCoy will be the lead pacers. For Pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam have been brilliant, whereas Hafeez needs to perform as an all-rounder. The bowling will rely on Shadab, Imad, Shaheen, and Hasan Ali.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played here is 154 runs.
Total Games Played: 17; Bat 1st Won: 12; Bat 2nd Won: 5
We can expect cloudy weather in the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russel, Fabian Allen, DJ Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Pakistan – Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir.
Four Match T20I Series
Match: West Indies vs Pakistan First T20I Match
Date and Time: 28 July, Wednesday – 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sohaib Maqsood, and Fakhar Zaman.
Death Over Specialists
- DJ Bravo and Obed McCoy
- Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi
WI vs PAK Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mohammad Rizwan will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rizwan scored 176 runs at an average of 88.00 in the last England series, whereas his S/R was 138.58. He has been terrific this season.
WI vs PAK Fantasy Batsmen
Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Lewis scored 178 runs in the South Africa series at a strike-rate of 160.36, whereas Simmons scored 165 runs in the Australia series. Both of them will open the innings, and they are in brilliant form.
Babar Azam will be our batsman from Pakistan. Azam has scored 2153 T20I runs at an average of 46.80, whereas he scored 118 runs in the last England series.
WI vs PAK Fantasy All-Rounders
Andre Russel will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Russel scored 107 runs at a strike-rate of 198.15 in the Australia series, whereas he scalped six wickets in bowling. He has been brilliant in recent times.
Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim will be our all-rounders from Pakistan. Hafeez has scored 2423 ODI runs, whereas he scalped three wickets in the last T20I he played. Wasim has scalped 51 ODI wickets at an economy of 6.40, whereas he will bowl in the powerplay overs.
[You can take Fabian Allen or DJ Bravo instead of Mohammad Hafeez or Hasan Ali]
WI vs PAK Fantasy Bowlers
Hasan Ali and Usman Qadir will be our bowlers from Pakistan. Ali has scalped 49 T20I wickets in 37 games, whereas Qadir has scalped 19 T20I wickets at an economy of 7.36. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Hayden Walsh and Obed McCoy will be our bowlers from West Indies. Walsh scalped 12 wickets in the Australian series, whereas McCoy has scalped 14 wickets in the last seven games. Both of them are brilliant wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: West Indies will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Babar Azam
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mohammad Rizwan and Hayden Walsh Jr
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