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1st ODI Predictions: West Indies vs Pakistan

Pakistan will lock horns with West Indies in the 1st encounter of the 3-match ODI series at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

This is a rescheduled series and previously it was set to take place in December last year.

However, it didn’t happen due to the multiple covid cases in the West Indies camp.

The Pakistan team is in great touch as they defeated Australia by 2-1 in their last ODI series.

Babar Azam, Imam-Ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi will be the key players for the green shirts in this series.

On the other hand, the Caribbean side is coming into the series by completing an excellent whitewash over the Netherlands in a 3-match ODI series.

Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks are in good form for the West Indies side.

Match details

Teams: Pakistan vs West Indies

Match: 1st ODI, 2022.

 Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium

Date: 8th June, Wednesday

Time: 4:30 PM IST and 4:00 PM Local Time

Head to head record

Here is the head-to-head record between Pakistan and West Indies in ODI cricket.

Total Matches Played: 134

Pakistan won: 60

West Indies won: 71

Tie/no results: 3

Pitch Report

The pitch at Multan Cricket Stadium usually assists the batting side and a high-scoring game can be expected between the two sides on Wednesday.

The spinners will be the key weapon to take wickets here.

Both skippers will might like to bowl first because, on most occasions, the team chasing down the totals has won the game on this pitch.

Pakistan Probable Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam ©, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf

West Indies Probable Playing 11

Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c and wk), Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh jr.

Star bowler of the match

Shaheen Shah is one of the most skillful fast bowlers in the world and he has picked up 6 wickets in 2 games against Australia earlier this year.

Shaheen will have the responsibility to pick up early wickets with the new ball.

Star batsman of the match

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is one of the finest batters in white-ball cricket.

The right-handed batsman scored 276 runs in 3 games at an outstanding average of 138 in the last series against Australia.

Babar will have the responsibility of staying at the crease as long as possible and scoring a big knock for his side.

Star all-rounder of the match

Shadab Khan is a talented spinner and he is the main bowler for Pakistan.

He has started to contribute consistently with the bat as well.

Shadab is expected to shine with both bat and bowl in this match.

Star wicketkeeper of the match

Shai Hope is the main batsman in the Caribbean lineup.

Hope has a sound technique and he is also looking in great touch in the ODI cricket.

The right-handed batsman has scored 161 runs in 3 games against the Netherlands and he is also quite sharp behind the stumps.

Who will win

Pakistan has not played much 50-over cricket in recent times while West Indies is coming with a 3-0 win over the Netherlands in their last series.

But Pakistan has the home advantage and they have a very strong lineup as compared to West Indies.

It will be quite difficult for the Caribbean side to face a might Pakistan side in the heat of Multan city.

West Indies will need to put their A-one game to give some tough time to this Pakistan side.

Hence, we predict that Pakistan will beat West Indies in the 1st ODI on Wednesday.

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