The second T20I between Windies and Pakistan will be played today (April 02) at National Stadium, Karachi. The match will begin at 07:30 PM Local or 08:00 PM IST. The host won the first T20I by 143 runs and lead the three-match series by 1-0. The in-form hosts will again start as favorites.
Pakistan conquered an easy win over the visitors in the first game. They are likely to remain unchanged.
Windies failed to perform with the bat. However, they are also expected to field the same playing 11 except for one change i.e. Veerasammy Permaul injured his foot while bowling in the first game. He might get replaced by O Smith. There is no update on team change.
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Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali
Rovman Powell, Samuel Badree, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels, Keemo Paul, Rayad Emrit, Veerasammy Permaul/O Smith, Chadwick Walton, Jason Mohammed (c), Kesrick Williams
Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik were in good touch with the bat for Pakistan. In bowling, M Amir, M Nawaz, and Shoaib Malik took 2 wickets each.
Windies failed to perform with the bat. Chadwick Walton, Marlon Samuels, skipper Jason Mohammed and Andre Fletcher will have to take the charge with the bat. In bowling Keemo Paul, Ryad Emrit and Rovman Powell shared 1-1 wicket each.
The National Stadium pitch in Karachi is neutral. The wicket favors both batting and bowling. The team batting first is expected to set a target of 170-180 for the opposition.
Avg 1st inn score-203
Avg 2nd inn score-101
Highest Total-203/5 (20 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
Lowest Total-101/10 (16 Ov) by Ban vs Pak
Lowest Defended-203/5 (20 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
In the first match, Pakistan gave a huge target of 2014 to the weakened Windies team and bundled out them on 60 to clinch an easy win by 143 runs. The hosts now lead the series by 1-0 and would be looking to gain an assailable lead of 2-0 in the next match scheduled to take place today evening. Pakistan will start as favorites. On the other hand, this is a must-win game for WI if they wish to keep their part alive in the series.
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