ICC WORLD CUP 2019 - WEST INDIES VS PAKISTAN- WHO WILL WIN?
The most awaited ICC World Cup 2019 has begun and all the teams are gearing up for the group stage trying to make their place in the top four. Not to mention, its not just the teams that are facing the pressure, it’s the viewers and followers who are under the same pressure to find out which teams make it to the knockout stage.
The championship begins with the group stage in a round robin fashion, where all the teams play against each other in a single group. Each team is going to play a total of nine matches, making it a total of 45 matches. The top four teams from this stage will make it to the knockout stage and finally the top 2 teams will proceed for finals.
The second match is set to take place on 31st May, between West Indies and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
The match on 31st May 2019 will witness the 6th world rank holder team, Pakistan and 8th world rank holder team, West Indies come face to face to decide the fate of their World Cup 2019 future.
TEAM WEST INDIES
The star men of team West Indies include Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle (vc), Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.
ACES AND RIP OFFS
West Indies team has tasted the flavor of victory twice in the international cricket history, in the years 1975 and 1979. Under the captaincy of Jason Holder, the team feels refreshed after the return of Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell. Their success in 2016 T20 World Cup proves that the Windies team is excelling at global stage. Even with the aggressive hitting power that matches the world’s best batting teams, the lack of consistency in their performance makes them weak.
- Have the power to ace the score of 400.
- Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Russel might excel in their 6-hitting style on the flat pitches of England.
- Team portrays a weaker bowling strength as their spin bowling attack is off standards.
TEAM KEY PLAYERS: Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Russel, Shai Hope.
The star team of Pakistan includes Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk), Babar Azam (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, HarisSohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz.
ACES AND RIP OFFS
Pakistan team has taken the World Cup trophy home in 1992 and are again in the game to win the cup in 2019 as well. Since the last world cup, they have won over 50 global tournaments on English land. Team consists of only one member who ranks inside the top ten ODI batsmen in the world and is relying on his performance to gain edge over the opposition.
- Keeping their batting game on point, Pakistan is among the few teams to score above 350 in ODI cricket.
- Ordinary bowling.
- Lack of coordination on the field.
TEAM KEY PLAYERS: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq.
WORLD CUP 2019- 2nd Match Prediction
Based on the previous performances and keeping in mind the current scenarios, both the teams here have weak bowling capabilities and strong on batting game. Nevertheless, Pakistan’s performance at the recent champions trophy cannot be overlooked but keeping in mind the chaos on the ground, experts at mPanchang predict that this game will be taken over by West Indies.
Our Winner Prediction - West Indies