The second of the four-match T-20 series between West Indies and Pakistan will be held tomorrow at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain. Pakistan won the first match of the series in Bridgetown, thanks to some sensational legspin bowling by debutant Shadab Khan. He took three wickets for just seven runs from his four overs. His performance broke the back of West Indies batting and paved the way for a facile win for Pakistan. Is he going to do it? Or the big hitters of the Caribbean will extract their revenge? These questions must factor in your betting analysis.
Preview – West Indies
West Indies have the batting firepower to destroy any bowling line-up. Almost all their batsmen, except perhaps for Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons, find it hard to get going against spin bowling. Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, and Carlos Brathwaite are fearsome hitters when they are on song.
However, if any bowling attack is going to put them in discomfort, it would be Pakistan’s array of slow bowlers. West Indies’ bowling is largely dependent on their batting. If their batting clicks, bowlers do well too.
As far as cricket betting odds are concerned no one can put their money on West Indies and breathe easy. They are such a mercurial side. However, they can reward the believers handsomely.
Preview – Pakistan
Pakistan’s main strength is their slow bowlers: Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohaammad Hafees, and the unconventional pacer Sohail Tanvir. Wasim and Tanvir are well experienced with the conditions in West Indies, as they were regulars in the Caribbean Premier League. Pakistan’s batting does not have the fire power to match the Windies. Still, Kamran Akmal, Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, and the all-rounders are more than good enough to complement their bowlers.
Expect West Indies to come all out against Pakistan for this game. The attacking strategy could backfire too. However, the side is too experienced in T-20 format to suffer consecutive batting melt-downs. Check out the cricket betting odds of a West Indies.
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