WI vs PAK 2021: Pakistan is all set to lock horns with West Indies in the opening match of the two-match test series to be played from August 12 at Sabina Park, Kingston Jamaica.
The two teams weren’t able to play much in the recently ended T20I series as rain washed away four out of five T20Is with Pakistan leading the series by winning one match. Pakistan is currently placed on the fifth spot in the ICC Test Rankings for teams with West Indies lying at seventh place in the Rankings list.
Both the teams will be looking ahead to start their WTC 2021-2023 Campaign on a positive note. Earlier this year West Indies locked horns with Bangaldesh, South Africa & Sri Lanka. West Indies defeated Bangaldesh while drew the home test series against Sri Lanka. However, the Windies suffered a 2-0 defeat by the Proteas squad.
On the other hand, Pakistan had a poor start to the WTC 2021-2023 campaign by facing a defeat against New Zealand in Christchurch. However, after facing defeat, they won all four of their matches. Babar Azam & Co. comfortably defeated South Africa & Zimbabwe without putting in much effort.
Match: WI vs PAK 2021, 1st Test
Date and Time: August 12, 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
The weather forecast has predictions of rain on Saturday & Sunday. There will be occasional thunderstorms & the temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius.
The pitches at Jamaica are challenging in nature & thus batters may not have a highway waiting for them. Batting first and then exerting pressure on the opposition should be the decision of the team winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XIs
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Nkrumah Bonner, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph
Playing XI: Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf/Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi
In test cricket, Pakistan has been superior to West Indies over the last few years. So there are chances that Pakistan will dominate the test series over West Indies.
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