The second match of the ODI World Cup will be played in Nottingham on Friday between Pakistan and West Indies. The sight of Pakistan will be on winning the fourth win against the West Indies in the history of the tournament. In the World Cup, the West Indies and Pakistan have been face-to-face in 10 times. Seven of them have had to face defeat in Pakistan. Pakistan also lost to the West Indies in the last World Cup. He was the last one in 2011 in the tournament against the West Indies. Talking about the performance of West Indies and Pakistan on England’s ground, the two teams have failed to win in their last five fixtures.
Both the teams will be face-to-face for the first time at Nottingham in the World Cup. However, in the World Cup, both sides will face face-to-face for the fifth time on England’s field. Of these, the Pakistan team has succeeded in winning only one. He defeated the West Indies by 27 runs in 1999 in Bristol.
At the same time, the West Indies team won against Pakistan in 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cups.
Pakistan-West Indies Head to Head: A total of 133 matches have been played between the two teams so far. Of these, the West Indies has 70 and Pakistan has won 30. Tie three countermeasures
Pitch Mood: The weather is likely to remain clear during the match. The batting helps in Nottingham There will be more runs than this. Both teams would like to bat first before winning the toss.
Strength of the West Indies
Chris Gayle: The West Indies opener can give his team a quick start. Gayle played eight matches in the last one year. During this time, he scored 566 runs at an average of 80.85. They include two centuries. During this period, his highest score was 162. Gayle scored 490 runs in 13 matches of IPL-12. During this period, his average was 40.83.
Andre Russell: Russell is considered to be the game changer of this World Cup. He had an essential role in many victories in the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL-12. He scored 510 runs in 14 matches at an average of 56.66. During this time, his strike rate was 204.81. However, in the past one year, Russell played just one game at ODI International. However, in the practice match, he scored 54 runs off 25 balls against New Zealand.
West Indies’ weakness
Lack of experienced bowlers: The West Indies’s biggest problem is to be less experienced with the bowlers. Experience is needed in major tournaments such as the World Cup. None of his bowlers have experience of 100 or more ODIs. Ashley Nurse (48), Kemar Roach (85), Ochechin Thomas (8), Shaun Gabriel (22) and Sheldon Cottrell (13) have played only 13 matches.
Strength of Pakistan
Imam ul Haq: This opener from Pakistan has been in great form since last one year. Imam played 24 matches during this period. They scored 1238 runs at an average of 61.9. His highest score was 151 runs. He made 5 of his six careers in the last year. Imam continues to rotate strikes to handle the pace as well.
Babar Azam: Babur Azam, who is known as Yunus Khan of the Pakistan team, is also in the form of Imam for the last one year. During this time he scored 950 runs in 23 matches. Babar also has two centuries. His average was 52.77. Babar Run-to-Ball is known for batting. They believe in single-double more. However, they are batting fast even when needed.
Out-of-form bowling: Pakistan’s bowling has been out-of-form in the last few months. In the previous series against England, his batsmen scored 300+ runs in 4 consecutive matches, but poor bowling did not help Pakistan win the game. Given the poor condition of bowling, experienced Mohammed Aamir and Floyd Riaz have been included in the team in the last minute.