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World Cup 2019, Match 2: Windies vs Pakistan  – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

Here is all you need to read for both the teams before picking your Fantain XI.

Pakistan ODI team
Pakistan team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Trent Bridge, Nottingham is where we witness the second match of the World Cup 2019 between Windies and Pakistan. They are placed 8th and 6th on the ICC ODI rankings respectively. While team Pakistan is struggling with consistency issues, the team from the Caribbean has been in terrific touch with the bat. Could it be a one-sided match? Here is all you need to read for both the teams before picking your Fantain XI.

Team News:

Windies

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Windies took New Zealand apart as Shai Hope and Andre Russell powered up their batting to 421 on the flat wicket. It might have been a warm-up match but West Indies gave it their all to show that they are no longer a group-stage team. No one would take the Windies lightly this season.

Squad: Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.

Pakistan

Pakistan is one team that has been known for their inconsistency over the years. They lost to Afghanistan at the warm-up match. Having scored 262 (all out in less than 48 overs), the team was unable to defend their total. What the team needs is a handful of bankable players that would deliver no matter what.

Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (C, wk), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik.

Top Picks

Andre Russell: A player whose statistics show a six off every 6th delivery is definitely the hitter you want on your Fantain Fantasy Lineup.

Babar Azam: His records speak for him. With just over 100 international matches to his name, he has broken several records. Azam is just what the team needs to strengthen the batting in the middle order.

Chris Gayle: The only player to be playing his 5th world cup this year, Chris Gayle’s experience combined with his power-hitting style makes him a dangerous player.

Shai Hope: Hope can be a relentless batsman when needed. His recent century at the warm-up match speaks volumes about his form.

Fantain Fantasy XI

Batsmen: Babar Azam, C Gayle, E Lewis, Fakhar Zaman

Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, K Roach, Sheldon Cottrel

All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Imad Wasim

WK:  Shai Hope

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert.

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