WI vs PAK 2021, 2nd Test : West Indies will come into a face-off with Pakistan in the second match of the two-match test series on Friday, August 20 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
The opening test match at Sabina Park, Kingston turned to be an enthralling clash with West Indies winning the match by one wicket. On the final day game of the first test, West Indies while chasing 168 lost three early wickets of captain Kraigg Braithwaite, Kieran Powell, and Nkrumah Bonner to pacer Shaheen Afridi.
However, Jermaine Blackwood’s gleaming 55 runs kept Windies on the track of winning. During the end of the match, Kemar Roach’s 30 runs helped the West Indies squad to seal victory by chasing the target comfortably. Meanwhile, Pakistan dropped many catches in the final session of the match which has resulted in their downfall in the first test. Jayden Seales was awarded as the ‘Player of the Match’ for his glorious maiden test fifty.
On the other hand, Braithwaite failed to create a difference with the bat in the second innings but managed to score 97 runs in the first innings. Pakistan outclassed West Indies with the ball but their batsmen looked out of form. Pakistan will try hard to make a comeback & win the second test to open their winning account in the 2021-2023 WTC final.
Match: WI vs PAK 2021, 2nd Test
Date and Time: August 20, 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
The match is likely to be interrupted by rain. The sky will be surrounded by clouds with chances of thunderstorms. The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius throughout the match.
The pitch in Jamaica in the first test wasn’t a good one for batting. The track didn’t offer much for the spinners as Roston Chase, Jomel Warrican and Yasir Shah couldn’t get a single wicket. The pacers will get assistance from the pitch throughout the second test match.
Predicted Playing XIs
Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican
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
Though West Indies won the first test match, the fact that batting on Jamaica’s ground is very tricky can’t be ignored. The team that wins the toss should opt to bat first and has a better chance of winning the match.
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