Date: 31 July 2021
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
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Preview: The second match of the four-match T20I series between Pakistan and West Indies will be played on Saturday. The venue for the second fixture shifts from Barbados to Guyana. After no result in the first game, both teams will hope for a good game at Providence Stadium. West Indies are playing the series after winning their T20I series against Australia, while Pakistan are coming into the series after losing to England.
Analysis: With the first match of the series washed out, the four-match series is now left with three matches to be played. From the nine overs bowled in the first match, West Indies had lost five wickets. However, Pollard was starting to look good until the rain put a halt to the proceedings. Nonetheless, that doesn't matter for now as it'll be a completely different game as the venue shifts. Pitches here at Providence Stadium don't aid the batsman so much but everyone is familiar with the West Indies' batting powerhouse.
Pakistan were handed a 1-2 defeat by England in the last T20I series they played. However, the Men in Green have improved in the shortest format over the past few years. The opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan is the key for them. They have pretty good bowlers in Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, and Shadab Khan.
So, talking about the fantasy picks for the match, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis, and Fakhar Zaman are the top picks for batsmen. Dwayne Bravo, Shadab Khan, and Andre Russell are the all-rounder picks while Hasan Ali, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein are good bowler picks.
People's Pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
West Indies- Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Pakistan- Sharjeel Imam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Usman Qadir
Wicketkeepers: Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Rizwan
Batsman: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers: Hayden Walsh, Hasan Ali, Akeal Hosein, Usman Qadir
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