PAK vs WI Match Prediction, 1st ODI - Who will win today's match?

PAK vs WI 1st ODI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between Pakistan and West Indies

Babar Azam will be the key batter for Pakistan.

PAK vs WI Today Match
Pakistan will take on the West Indies in a three-match ODI series slated to start on June 8 (Wednesday). (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The home side Pakistan will take on the West Indies in a three-match ODI series slated to start on June 8 (Wednesday). All three matches of the series will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium and the visitors will have their tasks cut out in front of a strong-looking Pakistan squad.

However, the West Indies side will have their confidence high as they are coming to the series after defeating the Netherlands by a margin of 3-0 in a recently concluded ODI series. The Men in Green are a very strong side on their home turf and West Indies will have to bring out their A-game to come on top.

Match Details

Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.

Date: June 8, 2022, 4:30 pm IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv App

Pitch Report

The pitch at Multan Cricket Stadium is generally good for batting, and a high-scoring encounter can be expected between the two sides. The batters will need to see out the new ball and then try to up the scoring rate. The skipper winning the toss might want to field first.

Probable Playing XIs for Pakistan and West Indies

Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani.

West Indies

Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c and wk), Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh Jr.

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Babar Azam:

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam will have the responsibility of playing a big knock ensuring that he stays at the crease for as long as possible. The right-handed batter has got all the shots in his arsenal and he will be looking forward to putting on another brilliant display of batting in the first ODI.

Probable best bowler of the match

Alzarri Joseph:

Express pacer Alzarri Joseph will have to pick wickets with the new ball. The right-arm pacer hits the hard length consistently and can create a lot of trouble with his pace. Joseph might also be given the responsibility of bowling in the death overs to stem the flow of runs against the Men in Green.

Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match.

PAK vs WI Today Match Prediction
This match prediction is for the game between PAK vs WI who will face each other in their next match on the 8th of June, 2022.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.