Pakistan will be up against the West Indies team in the 1st fixture of the 3-match ODI series at Multan Cricket Stadium. This is the rescheduled series, which was slated to take place in December last year but could not go ahead due to the multiple covid cases in the Caribbean camp.
In their last ODI series, Pakistan secured a 2-1 against Australia. The key players for the team will be Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. On the other hand, West Indies is coming into the series by completing a series whitewash over the Netherlands. The likes of Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks are in good form for the visitors.
Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st ODI
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium
Date & Time: 8th June at 4:30 PM IST and 4:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony LIV
PAK vs WI, 1st ODI Pitch Report:
It is a balanced surface at Multan, and the bowlers, as well as batters, will have equal chances of doing well for their respective teams. A total of 250 will be the par score on this venue, and the spinners will be the lethal weapon to take wickets. On most occasions, the team chasing down the score has won the game on this ground.
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PAK vs WI, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nkrumah Bonner, Nicholas Pooran (c), Brandon King, Keacy Carty, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Anderson Phillip
Top Picks for PAK vs WI Dream11 Match:
Top Picks- Batters
The finest batter in the white-ball cricket scored 276 runs in three innings at an average of 138 in the last series against Australia. In 86 ODIs, he has 4261 runs, with 16 centuries.
He was the leading run-scorer for the West Indies team in the recent series against the Netherlands with 167 runs at an average of 83.50.
Top Picks- All-Rounders
The talented spinner has started to contribute in a consistent manner with the bat as well. In 48 ODIs, he has picked up 62 wickets and scored 434 runs.
The top-order batter and a handy bowler scored a century in the last international outing and will be confident of his abilities. In 6 ODIs, he has garnered 193 runs and scalped up 4 wickets.
Top Picks- Bowlers
One of the most skillful fast bowlers in world cricket picked up 6 wickets in 2 appearances against Australia earlier this year. In 30 ODIs, he has 59 wickets to his name.
Hosein returned with 8 wickets in 3 matches of the recent series against the Netherlands and was the highest wicket-taker.
Top Picks- Wicket-Keeper
The batter with sound technique, Hope garnered 161 runs in 3 innings against the Netherlands. In 92 ODIs, he has scored 3899 runs at an average of 51.30.