World Cup 2019, kicked off yesterday with South Africa playing the host i-e- England in the opener of this World Cup. Both the teams gave each other some tough fight but England had the last laugh during the match who won it by a big margin of 104 runs. Now, today West Indies will lock their horns against Pakistan in the 2nd match of the World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to be played in Trent Bridge in Nottingham. This encounter can be a treat for the cricket fans as big runs are expected to be made in this match. We are here to cover the WI vs PAK Dream11 Team, Match Preview, and Fantasy team for the 2nd Match of World Cup 2019.
In the presence of Chris Gayle, Shai Hope and Andre Russell on one side and Pakistan having Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq in their side makes the probability of a high scoring encounter higher
West Indies vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 2
31st May 2019, 3:00 PM IST
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Highest Team Innings 481/6
Lowest Team Innings 83
Highest Run Chase Achieved 350/3
Average Runs per Wicket 33.61
Average Runs per Over 4.93
The wicket of this venue will be flat and will go in favor of batsmen. This was the ground where England scored 481 runs against Australia. Bowlers will get some help from the weather as it is quite cool in Nottingham and will make them swing their ball in the starting few overs of the match. The team winning the toss can look to bat first.
WI – 1
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail
West Indies – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Wicket Keeper – Shai Hope is the best contender for this slot in your dream team. He is currently playing in the form of his life. In the warm-up against NewZealand, he showed how good touch he is and will look to make it big for West Indies. In this format, in his last 5 innings, he has got 1 century and 2 half century makes him the danger man.
Batsmen – Chris Gayle (West Indies) and Babar Azam (Pakistan) are the main player with the bat to watch out. They are currently playing in their top-notch form. Babar Azam has scored 2 (100) and 2 (50) in last 5 innings whereas Chris Gayle is averaging 106 if we go through his last 5 innings for West Indies in 2019. Other than these Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik and Evin Lewis will be the other batsmen to watch out for in the match.
All-rounders –Andre Russell has defined anew definition for all-rounders. He is destructive with bat and dangerous during the bowling spells. Russell will be an obvious pick for all-rounder slot in the dream11 team. In IPL 2019 he scored 510 runs whereas took 13 wickets for his side in the same. In the warm-up match against NewZealand, he scored a blissfull inning of 42 runs in just 25 deliveries.
Bowlers – Shaheen Afridi will be an important pick in the bowlers of the match alongside Hasan Ali. These two bowlers have impressed a lot with the bowl in the past year while playing for Pakistan. Other than these Kemar Roach, who once have been the leading wicket-taker for West Indies in the World Cup can be a good choice.
Babar Azam is a sheer talent who is playing some exceptional cricket around the world with the help of his bat. No one is currently better confident for being the captain of your Dream11 team.
Matches -5, Runs – 373, Average – 74.6
Shai Hope has revived his career in the past few months in West Indies. Currently, he has become the backbone of the batting line up and is convincingly scoring big runs for his team will be a better choice for being the vice-captain of your team.
Matches -5, Runs- 313, Average 62.6
Andre Russell- Andre. Russell has been a player who has the ability to change the result of the match according to his will if it’s his day. I don’t think he will let Pakistan win this match easily. He can single-handedly win matches for West Indies, which he proved in IPL while playing from KKR in 2019.
Mohammed Aamir- M Aamir has been not playing in his top form and had some injury issues as well just before the first match of the World Cup. If he gets going with the bowl than he can be a serious threat for any batting line up around the world. So, Pakistan might expect him to get back into the grooves in the 1st match of the World Cup 2019.