ICC World Cup 2019: Match 2, Windies vs Pakistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Mohammad Amir is doubtful for this game.
Updated - Sep 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Pakistan and Windies will get their campaign underway in the World Cup 2019 on Friday. The Caribbean side slammed 421 runs in the warm-up game against New Zealand and they will be hoping to score at the same clip. Pakistan, on the other hand, have lost their last 10 completed ODIs and will be eager come out of the rut as soon as possible going into the mega event.
To make things worse, they also lost to Afghanistan in the warm-up encounter. As far as the team selection is concerned, Pakistan have decided to bench Shoaib Malik, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain for this game which means Mohammad Amir is fit and raring to go. Also, one of Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim, probably the former, will sit out.
The 2nd match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Windies and Pakistan at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (9:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
It is expected to be partly cloudy in Nottingham on Friday. There is a slight chance of rain until 1 PM but that shouldn’t bother any of the teams. The temperature will hover around 17-21 Degrees Celsius.
Trent Bridge is known to offer flattest of pitches in England. Small boundaries also work in favour of the batsmen and it is expected to be a high-scoring encounter. Having said that, the batsmen shouldn’t get carried away and look to assess the pitch first. Bowlers will also have to come up with a plan. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first.
Average first innings score: 350 (last four One-Day matches at the venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel.
Bench – Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz.
Bench – Shoaib Malik, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Sohail.
Mohammad Amir seems to be fit for this game as he has been included in the 12-man squad by Pakistan.
Babar Azam v Windies in ODIs:
Innings – 6
Runs – 514
Best Score – 125*
Average – 102.8
Strike-Rate – 95.53
100s – 4
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Babar Azam, Shai Hope, Chris Gayle.
Vice-Captain Options: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Andre Russell.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – Shai Hope (C)
Batsmen – Babar Azam (VC), Imam-ul-Haq, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders – Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Sheldon Cottrell.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keepers – Shai Hope
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman (VC), Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis
All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shannon Gabriel.
Try to pick more batsmen in the team as it will be flat pitch and a lot or runs will be scored.
Also, pick the bowlers who will bowl in death as they might get more wickets.
Windies are expected to win this match but can’t rule out Pakistan completely.