- Lendl Simmons top scored for West Indies in their 4-1 IT20 series win over Australia earlier this month. He is an excellent bet for West Indies’ leading run scorer in this opening IT20. Hayden Walsh enjoyed a fantastic IT20 and ODI series against Australia. He is a solid choice as West Indies top wicket taker in this match.
- Babar Azam hit 85 in the first IT20 against England 2 weeks ago. Opening the batting, he is a good tip for Pakistan’s highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, all-rounder Shadab Khan took 5 wickets across the 3 IT20s against England. The leg-spinner is our recommendation for Pakistan’s top wicket taker in this clash.
- Nicholas Pooran kept wicket for West Indies during the short format series win over Australia. He was also the stand-in captain with Kieron Pollard out injured. Mohammad Rizwan had the gloves for Pakistan against England and top scored across both teams in the series. We are backing Rizwan as the top wicket-keeper in this opener.
Date – 28 July 2021
Time -9:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue -Kensington Oval – Bridgetown, Barbados
Winner –West Indies
WI vs PAK Match Toss Prediction
Both teams are equally comfortable in chasing or setting a target in this format. We expect both captains to choose to insert the opposition in this game.
WI vs PAK Pitch Report
The pitch came in for criticism during the ODI series with Australia over the last week with both teams finding high scoring tough. Spinners will enjoy the pitch with totals approaching 200 very unlikely.
There’s a strong chance of showers during the hours of play with highs of 29 degrees in Bridgetown.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy, Sheldon Cottrell
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnainmit
WI vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons
- All Rounder:Fabian Allen, Shadab Khan
- Wicket Keeper:Mohammad Rizwan, Nicholas Pooran
- Bowler:Hayden Walsh, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Obed McCoy