West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd Test Preview – Probable XI, Key Players and More

Pakistan will look to make some changes in their playing as they to aim to bounce back in the series.

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Updated - 17 August 2021 10:03 PM

West Indies vs Pakistan Test

Match Details

Date: 20 Aug – 24 Aug

Time: 8:30 PM IST

Venue: Sabina Park Kingston, Jamaica

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The hosts walk in the 2nd Test of the 2-match series with a 1-0 lead, having won a thrilling 1st Test. Jayden Seales’ sheer masterclass, wherein he picked a 5-wicket haul, sealed the deal for the visitors. Additionally, Kraigg Brathwaite’s sensational knock helped West Indies put up a good total in the first innings. Jason Holder’s all-round contribution also played a key role in their win.

Coming to the Pakistani side, Fawad Alam and Faheem Ashraf’s contribution with the bat helped in setting up a good score in the first innings. Additionally, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam rose to the occasion and delivered, when his team needed in the second innings. However, the Windies ultimately overpowered the visitors as they won the match by 1 wicket.

West Indies will look forward to keep the momentum going, whereas the Babar Azam-led side will aim to bounce back from the humiliating defeat.

Head to Head

Matches: 53

West Indies: 18

Pakistan: 20


Team News

West Indies are expected to take the field with the same Playing XI, having won their last game with no reported injuries or unavailability of any player. On the other hand, there could be some changes in the playing 11 of the visitors, as Pakistan will aim to bounce back.

Key Players

Kraigg Brathwaite

The Jamaican skipper looked unstoppable in the 1st Test against Pakistan where he fell short of his century by three runs, being run out at 97. Brathwaite’s contribution in the 2nd Test will be crucial for West Indies to keep the current momentum going and secure a series win for the visitors.

Fawad Alam

From the Babar Azam-led side, one of the most vital players for the upcoming game would be Fawad Alam. The 35-year-old scored a fifty in the last game and looked confident in the 1st Test. With Pakistan aiming to bounce back from the defeat, Fawad Alam would be crucial for the side and a player to bank upon.

Probable Playing  XI

West Indies- Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican

Pakistan- Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi


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