ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – 2nd Match – Pakistan vs West Indies : 31st MAY [ IST 3:00 PM ] – Match Prediction, Live Score, Playing Xl, Pitch Report

West Indies won by 7 Wickets

Man of the Match : Oshane Thomas

Welcome to Cricwild. It has been a long time since West Indies have won an ODI series. They performed well in their last ODI assignment, which was a tri-series in Ireland, only to be beaten by Bangladesh in the final. But they started good innings in warm-up matches in 2019. In last match they made 441 runs against New Zealand which lead great win. On other end Pakistan have struggled with consistency in their recent matches and their defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the warm-ups was an evidence of that. But Pakistan have a brilliant record in multi-team tournaments held in England. And, their outings, on the British Isles, in the recent years have been noteworthy.

Date : Friday 31st May, 2019
Match Venue : Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England.

Pitch Condition :
The 2nd world cup match is between West Indies vs Pakistan is at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. The pitch at the venue is a drop-in and expected to be flat. The weather conditions could be favorable to get some seam movement especially at the start of the match. After that initial period, though, there are plenty of runs to be had.

Weather Condition :
Current weather condition in in Nottingham, United Kingdom over the next 7 days, the max temperature will be 25C on Sunday 2nd June at around 3 pm. In the same week the min temperature will be 5C on Wednesday 29th May at around 3 am.The national weather service for Nottingham, United Kingdom is reporting Monday 3rd June to be the wettest day in the coming week with around 0.50mm of rainfall. Make sure to carry an umbrella if you are out and about in Nottingham, United Kingdom.The windiest of all days will be Sunday 2nd June as wind will reach 20mph at around 3 pm.

History :
Trent Bridge is a cricket ground mostly used for Test, One-day international and County cricket located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, just across the River Trent from the city of Nottingham.The site takes its name from the nearby main bridge over the Trent, and is also close to Meadow Lane and the City Ground, the football stadia of Notts County and Nottingham Forest respectively.Trent Bridge was first used as a cricket ground in the 1830s. The first recorded cricket match was held on an area of ground behind the Trent Bridge Inn in 1838.Trent Bridge hosted its first Test match in 1899, with England playing against Australia.Trent Bridge is considered to be one of the best grounds in the world to watch cricket.Trent Bridge’s pavilion, kept within the architectural parameters of its 1889 foundation, is thought of as one of the most renowned trademarks of cricket because it faces the wicket at an angle.[citation needed] Recent developments include the £7.2 million Radcliffe Road Cricket Centre, opened in 1998 and the state of the art £1.9 million Fox Road stand, which has received awards for its architectural excellence. The latter includes a modernistic aircraft-wing roof and was opened in 2002 despite a conflict with a small group of local residents over the lack of sunlight that this would cause to their properties.In Tests, the leading run scorers here are Mike Atherton- 1083 runs, Denis Compton- 955 runs and Graham Gooch- 936 runs. The leading wicket takers are James Anderson- 60 wickets, Alec Bedser- 41 wickets, and Stuart Broad- 37 wickets.

Preview :
West Indies :
For all their failures to emulate the invincible ensemble from the late 70s and the 80s in the two longer formats of the game, they have been a force to reckon with in the shortest, newest – as their two titles in last three World T20s suggest. Most men in this team know what it is to lift an ICC trophy, but they’ve done it while constantly being at loggerheads with the board and haven’t been afraid of calling a spade a spade.This West Indies’ lineup can safely be termed as a magnified T20 lineup. They have quality batsmen available to bat up until number nine in the batting order with the likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, and Ashley Nurse available – who all are brilliant bowlers along with being power-hitters.The prowess of Andre Russell wasn’t gone unnoticed in the recently concluded India Premier League who dismantled almost every bowling attack in the tournament as he scored over five hundred runs at an astonishing strike-rate of just under 205. Alongside him, Chris Gayle too had a terrific run in IPL and in the series preceding that.

Lack of a well-rounded bowling unit, especially in the spin department, will put West Indies at a disadvantage against some of the stronger opponents and, therefore, their strength lies in their brutal batting forces as they’ll look to outscore teams in run-fests. Coming to bowling end Oshane Thomas and Carlos Brathwaite played bowled good line and length in warm-up matches and picked 5 and 4 wickets.

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

Pakistan :
Pakistan have struggled with consistency in their recent matches and their defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the warm-ups was an evidence of that. But Pakistan have a brilliant record in multi-team tournaments held in England. And, their outings, on the British Isles, in the recent years have been noteworthy. They had rested as many as their seven mainstays for the Australia series, which they lost 0-5 in the UAE, and played England, to whom they lost 4-0, at their home without some of their vital players due to different diseases and injuries. Finally, all of their key players are now available.Pakistan bank on their top-three batsmen to provide them solid foundations so the batsmen beneath them can play freely. Their opening pair, comprising Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman, has been amongst the most successful ones with 1,260 runs at an average of 57.27 in the past two years. It is bettered by Dhawan-Rohit (2,091 runs at 44.48) and Bairstow-Roy (1,675 at 64.42). Their one-drop, Babar Azam, has also been in prime form, averaging 52.44 with a strike rate of 92.18. That his numbers read so well despite all of his 10 innings – divided equally against South Africa and England at their homes – against daunting bowling line-ups and in not so placid conditions is phenomenal.

Pakistan are known to be a side with a tremendous amount of bowling potency, but that is one department they’ve been found wanting in. Even against the Afghans, they failed to defend they would have defended nine times out of ten against most teams. While they have some exciting talent in their bowling lineup, the lack of experience has been a telling factor in most of their performances in recent times, especially in their series against Australia.

Probable XI :
Sarfraz Ahmed (c&wk), Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

Best Performers Last 2 Matches

Best Performers Last 2 Matches - Pakistan vs West Indies Match 2 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Who will Win :
West Indies will win the 2nd world cup match against Pakistan.

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