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.
Updated - Jun 8, 2022 3:26 pm
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.
Venue: Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan.
Date: June 8, 2022, 4:30 pm IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & Sony Liv App
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
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.
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
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
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.