Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 06:30 PM IST
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
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Pakistan and West Indies will go head to head for the second of the three-match T20I series on Tuesday. The Men in Green have taken a 1-0 lead which essentially means this will be a must-win game for the Men from the Caribbean if they want to stay alive in the series. The series opener at the same venue in Karachi saw Pakistan score 200 runs and defend it successfully, winning the game by a comfortable margin of 63 runs. Another run feast could be on the cards in this game.
Fill the Fantasy XI squad with wicketkeepers for this game. Mohammad Rizwan the number one keeper batter in the team, has been amongst the runs and sure to don the wicketkeeping gloves, he is almost certain of contributing to the points in the team. Shai Hope scored some in the last match and was seen batting at the top of the order. Nicholas Pooran won’t be a bad option either but much like the remainder of the West Indies team, even their skipper blows hot and cold. Based on the strength of both the teams, it would be a fair assessment to pick 6-7 Pakistan players and mix them up with 4-5 West Indies.
Babar Azam despite his failure in the first game has been more consistent than otherwise and there is more reason to pick him after a failure in the first game. Fakhar Zaman will be another such batter, Haider Ali showed what he was capable of in the first game but he bats too low down the order and this will find a place in the Fantasy XI only if users are predicting early wickets at the top. Shadab Khan, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd and Mohammad Nawaz are the in-form all-round options to choose from with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Akeal Hosein, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Oshane Thomas possibly making the best bunch of bowlers based on current form.
Probable Playing XIs:
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi
West Indies: Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Devon Thomas, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes, Oshane Thomas
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope
Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Brandon King
All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Akeal Hosein, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Oshane Thomas
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