Pakistan will tour the West Indies on August 20, 2021, for the 2nd Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The series will be part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship.
They have played 52 tests so far since 1975. The West Indies won 17 games while Pakistan won 20. So both teams have almost the same strength and talent in this game format. Still, any one side could tilt these statistics in their favor with a slight advantage.
So, monitor credible cricket match news for any fresh developments regarding this exciting match.
Betting Tips for West Indies vs. Pakistan 2nd Test
- West Indies lost the 2nd Test on July 18 to South Africa. The SA side won comfortably by 158 runs. Again, South Africa won three of the Twenty20 International (T20I) series as their counterparts clinched two wins.
- WI put in a poor performance in the West Indies v Sri Lanka, and the match was drawn.
- Pakistan won two tests against Zimbabwe between April and May 2021
- Pakistan won the Jan/Feb Tests against South Africa
- In the last Test series between the West Indies and Pak, WI won two matches against Pak’s three
Who Will Win in West Indies Vs. Pakistan 2nd Test?
Pakistan has defeated South African in recent Tests, an opponent that WI could not match up to. So considering the latest performance from both teams, we predict as follows.
Match prediction: Pakistan is going to win
Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Sheldon Cottrell, and Shimron Hetmyer
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Azam Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shadab Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, and Usman Qadir
Players to Watch
Batters: Pakistan’s Azhar Ali and Mohammad Rizwan will make a significant impact at the match. Currently, Ali holds a batting average of 49.57, while Rizwan is at 46.54. So you can expect Pakistan’s side to put up an excellent batting fight. But the team must watch out for Chris Gayle’s undeniable batting experience and hard-hitting tactics.
Bowlers: Again, Pakistan has strong bowlers in Shaheem Afridi and Hasan Ali. Afridi has an impressive economy rate of 3.30 while Ali starts at 3.22. On the opponent’s side, Jason Holder, who is positioned 10 in the ICC Test rankings, will put an intense challenge on Pakistan. Plus, Sheldon Cottrell is a fast, versatile West Indies bowler with an economy rate of 4.26.
Over to You
It will be an all-out battle between West Indies and Pakistan on August 20, 2021, at Sabrina Stadium, Jamaica. Both teams have played in the same format recently. Pakistan is in good shape right now, especially with a good balance of batting and bowling players. On the other hand, West Indies has superb bowlers set to play the 2nd Test series.
Pakistan may have a slight statistical advantage in the 2nd Test 2021, considering their performance against South Africa.