West Indies will be high on confidence after winning the T20I series against Australia and will look to dismantle a Pakistan side, which has struggled to beat a second-string English side in the ODI series. Pakistan did do better in the T20Is against a much stronger English T20I side but beating a strong West Indies side in their own backyard will be a much difficult task.
The hosts have been playing a very attacking brand of cricket and will look to continue the same in the five-match T20I series against Pakistan as they prepare for the World T20. The T20 World Cup will be played in the months of October and November in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman and Windies will aim to find the perfect combination.
Pakistan will also look to correct the wrongs and beat a strong West Indies side in their own backyard, which will give them immense confidence going into the International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament.
West Indies will host Pakistan for five T20Is with the first two T20Is in Barbados followed by the last three in Guyana. The third T20I will be played on July 31 at the Providence Stadium.
West Indies squad: Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (VC), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir.
West Indies should get the better of Pakistan in the series. The hosts will be coming into the series with a win over Australia in the T20Is while Pakistan lost to a second-string English side in the ODIs. However, they have come back strong in the T20Is.
Despite Pakistan playing better in the T20I series against England, West Indies could well overpower them and win the third game on current form and they look like the better team to bet on for a match-winner.
Chris Gayle has scored some runs for West Indies against Australia and is a good shout for runs scored. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has also been in good touch and Mohammad Rizwan has also scored runs in the T20Is against England.
Fidel Edwards and Sheldon Cottrell’s pace can put the Pakistan batters in trouble for the West Indies. From Pakistan, Hasan Ali is a good option along with Shaheen Shah Afridi. In the spin department, Hayden Walsh Jr has been in good form against Australia and can be a good asset to bet on.
Gayle, Andre Russell are always the favourites for most sixes from the West Indies side with Sohaib Maqsood being an option from the Pakistan team.
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