World Cup 2019 Match 2nd: Pakistan VS West Indies match preview

Wahid Bhat| Ground Report
Pakistan cricket team is all set to begin its ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 today by playing against West Indies at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

The match is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm (PST) and 10:30 am (local time).

In 1992 Cricket World Cup Champions Pakistan have decent stats in multi-team cricket events held in England. The team won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy against India and the 2009 T20 World Cup.

Pakistan Teams heaves a sigh of relief with their pacer Mohammad Amir coming back into the squad, team West Indies team look to having a flying start to the tournament.

Right from the practice games, Jason Holder-led West Indies made the intentions clear right from their warm-up fixture itself. The team had put up a mammoth total of 421 runs on the board against New Zealand.

On the other hand, Pakistan was defeated by Afghanistan and the second warm-up game was washed out due to rains.

Pak-WI ODI Stats:

Head to head matches: 133

WI won: 70

Pak won: 60

Tied: 3

Highest total: 339/4 by West Indies in 2005

Lowest total: 43/10 by Pakistan in 1993

Most wickets: Wasim Akram (Pak) 89 wickets in 64 matches

Most runs: DL Haynes (WI) 2390 runs in 65 matches

Pakistan’s Squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

West Indies’ Squad for ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse.