West Indies vs. Pakistan 1st Test is happening on August 12-16 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
The two teams have a long history in cricketing since 1958. Overall, they have played 52 Test matches against each other. Pakistan has won 20 while West Indies clinched 17 wins. So the battle between these teams is fair.
But in the last two test runs in 2017 and 2016, Pakistan carried the day. So what can you expect?
Let’s look at betting tips for cricket and the available cricket match odds online to inform your wager.
Betting Tips for Cricket in West Indies v Pakistan 1st Test
The best way to understand how the game will go is to look at the form. So let’s analyze the teams.
West Indies beat Srilanka 2-1 in March in the Twenty20 Internationals game — that was commendable. But the team’s performance in the two-match Test resulted in a draw. That was partly because the WI bowlers did not prevent Sri Lanka from scoring big in the first Test.
Again, the Windies do not have experience in the Test matches. But you can never rule them out.
On the other hand, Pakistan has been in great form in Test cricket. For instance, they have won four out of five Test matches so far in 2021. So you can expect this excellent performance in the upcoming Test match against West Indies.
Who Will Win in WI Vs. PAK 1st Test Match?
Considering the two team’s talent and experience in the Test matches, Pakistan is the likely winner in this game.
Match Prediction: Pakistan will win
Score: Pakistan will win by 1-0
Most Runs: Babar Azam is a prolific run-scorer and has an excellent chance to claim the most runs in this Test.
Most Wickets: Hassan Ali has a 10-wicket haul and is a promising player to claim the most wicket in the 1st Test.
West Indies Squad
The team is yet to name its players.
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Abdullah Shafique Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Imran Butt, Shahnawaz Dhani, Sajid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Saud Shakeel, Yasir Shah, and Zahid Mahmood
Players to Watch
Azhar Ali is a top-order batter with a batting average of 43.28 in Test matches. He has an impressive record in Test games, and you can expect him to give a stellar performance in this Test. Again, Pakistan has Mohammad Rizwan, who has a batting average of 43.16 in Test matches. He has his attacking stroke and wicket-keeping skills to destroy the opponents.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s imposing height (6ft 6in) allows him to extract bounce in the field. He is rated 25th youngest player to take five wickets in an innings — so that’s a player to keep an eye on. Also, consider Hassan Ali with his simple bowling actions and a blend of variations. He is sure to leave an impact on Sabina Park.
There you go — you have betting tips for cricket to help you place your wager in the WI vs PAK 1st Test. Keep checking here for cricket match odds online.