Pakistan to take on West Indies in the match-10 of 2015 cricket world cup on 21 February at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. The Match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time. This pool B game is going to be exciting thriller as both teams lost their opening matches of world cup and the most vital fact about these two teams is that these are un-predictable sides.
You can’t predict in who will win West Indies or Pakistan, as both these two teams performance and record is full with uncertainty. You can see this by the result of first match of West Indies side in which they were beaten by Ireland. On the other hand Pakistan were threatened by India at Adelaide.
The most interesting thing about these two teams as both West Indies and Pakistan are facing some issues inside their squads as players are not happy with each other. As per the reports in past few days, Pakistani players are not happy with their fielding coach and reports came that coach has resigned. But PCB later on cleared that there is no such kind of issue.
West Indies team already facing problems with their board. They didn’t come in 2015 world cup with Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo. And if reports are to be believed some of the team members are not happy with the exclusion of Bravo and Pollard. One more news is also rumored that some of the senior players are not happy with the newly appointed captain Jason Holder. So both camps need to solve their inner problems first before getting into the game.
The way Caribbean team lost first game against Ireland it was really big defeat for them. Ireland chased 304 runs target easily and the way Irish batsmen go after West Indies bowling, it is really a big problem for them in tomorrow’s game against Pakistan. Though Pakistan batsmen are not so in great touch but they have got batsmen like Misbah, Younis, Shehzad, Sohail and Afridi who can be dangerous for West Indies.
Misbah Ul Haq played 76 runs inning against India in a touch situation and he’ll be looking to do the same. The real advantage PAK is having that they have got experienced captain. Misbah is much experienced than 23 years old Holder and he has got capabilities to lead the side from the front.
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West Indies team will be relying on their batting a lot. Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith have to give their best in tomorrow’s match, especially Gayle. He needs to play destructive but sensible cricket to provide good start to Caribbean team. At the middle and lower batting order Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy will be the key players for Windies.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing XI for both sides.
Expected Playing 11s
|Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)||Jason Holder (Captain)|
|Ahmed Shehzad||Dwayne Smith|
|Younis Khan||Marlon Samuels|
|Haris Sohail||Chris Gayle|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Darren Bravo|
|Shahid Afridi||Lendl Simmons|
|Umar Akmal||Denesh Ramdin|
|Sohail Khan||Darren Sammy|
|Yasir Shah||Sulieman Benn|
|Mohammad Irfan||Jerome Taylor|
|Wahab Riaz||Kemar Roach|
The match is expected to be equal but still Pakistan cricket team has an edge over West Indies. As per our prediction Pakistan has 65 percent chances to win the match.