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Preview of Pakistan vs West Indies Series and their Squads

Preview of Pakistan vs West Indies Series and their Squads:

West Indies ODI series was also called off during West Indies tour to Pakistan 2021 where T20I matches were played in Dec 2021 but ODI was unfortunately abandoned due to lots of Covid cases in the camp. So that postponed series is going to be start again on 8th of June in Multan, Pakistan. This article will cover the various aspects of squads of both teams and overview of the series that who have the bright chances to win the series.

Pakistan Squad and Overview:

From Pakistan’s point of view this series will be one of the most important series for Pakistan for the qualification of world cup otherwise Pakistan will be in danger and will play qualifiers of the World cup. Not only this but all the next up coming before the deadline dates are very important but most importantly most of the series were at their homeland which might be the biggest advantage Pakistan have.

Now coming to the squad of Pakistan. Pakistan is having pretty decent and very balanced side whether it’s top order, middle order or we say the bowling line up. But in cricket we can’t predict the game result until the match is over. Pakistan Squad having solid combination starting with Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman both averaging 45 plus and than the modern day king Babar Azam who is having humongous average of 59 in ODIs and almost having century in every series since WC19. Than the middle order Abdullah Shafique, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Rizwan and Muhammad a proper middle order which have the abilities to dethrone every opposition.

All-round department consists of Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmad a tough competition between all of them.

Fast bowling department consists of the fast and furious Shaheen Shah and Haris Rauf followed by young sensation Shahnawaz Dahani and Waseem Junior.

Let’s discuss about combination that Pakistan can use in bowling department, although there is no proper off spinner in the squad but Iftikhar Ahmad can be used as off breaker as he has done some good job previously. There are two leg spinners in the squad Shadab Khan and Zahid Mehmood and two orthodox bolwers M. Nawaz and Khushdil Shah and all have the capabilities to bat good and can be used according to the situations and matchups.

Batting combination is pretty decent starting with Imam and Fakhar than followed by Babar Azam a perfect top 3 and we can use Abdullah Shafique as our 2 down batter in ODI might be a good move than M. Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmad and Muhammad Nawaz respectively. Incase if Pakistan rest M. Rizwan than also Pakistan has a very decent backup wicket keeper, M. Haris who is very clean hitter of the ball and a very good gun fielder too. Now come to opposition side as discussed as follows.

West Indies Squad Overview:

This series is equally important for both Pakistan and West Indies for the qualification scenarios of WC23. Win win situation is on for both teams. West Indian squad is quite young and some of them are inexperienced. Nicholas Pooran just got the new captain along with the vice captain Shai Hope. Shai Hope is the main hope for West Indies as he is the only sensible batter who knows how to bat long but his strike rate is bit concerned but the team who is revolving around 10 hitters having such kind of batter is a blessing. Kyle Mayers, Romario Shephard a batting all rounder followed by Keach Carty who is also a batting all rounder. An interesting thing about Keach Carty is that he is the only player from Saint Marteen island to represent Westindies. No other player from that Island who represented the national side. Nkrumah Bonner, Brandon king and Rovman povell a bit experienced and will add their values to the West Indian Squad.

Now come to the bowling combination they are haveing Akeal Hossein a real threat for Pakistani batters whose deliveries are a bit tricky one and will become more tricky on Asian tracks followed by the pace bowler Alzari Joseph a tall highted bowler which is always difficult to face.

Shamrah Brooks, Jayden sealed, Anderson Philips & Hayden Walsh will also show their talent and add important values to their squad during series.

If we look the both team Pakistani team on a paper is looking a bit stronger having home advantage but you can’t decide the result before the last ball of the series being bowled specially when you are playing against Pakistani team the most unpredictable team ever.

While concluding hoping for the good series series and hoping that there will no political interference and series will be played smoothly in the hot weather of Multan. Pakistan yet to loose an ODI series in Pakistan after the cricket return back here in Pakistan. Good luck to both teams specially youngsters who may get the opportunity to showcase their talent.

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