West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20 2021 is going to be played at Barbados, just a few days after the ODI series between Australia and West Indies was completed. West Indies is one of the most feared T20 teams and will be taking on Pakistan, a team that it has traditionally struggled against. The venue was very helpful to the spinners against Australia and Pakistan may be in contention if the same is the case this time around.
West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20 2021
West Indies has some major players that only play T20 cricket and they are going to be back in the squad. Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and Obed McCoy are some of those players. Kieron Pollard missed the entire previous series and he is going to be in the team as well.
Likely playing 11 of West Indies
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards
Pakistan may opt to make some changes from the side that played against England. It lost that series and needs to make some major improvements ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Likely playing 11 of Pakistan
Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shada Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi
Pitch and Weather Conditions
There is a chance of rain in Barbados. The pitch was helpful to the spinners in the previous match and that is what is expected for this match as well.
West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20 2021 Betting Predictions
Match Result Prediction
Pakistan has a great record against West Indies. It also plays against a lot of the players in the PSL and so knows how to bowl against their hitters. The fact that the pitch is slow could also play into its hands.
Winner: Pakistan (2.20)
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First Ball Dot or Not
There is not really any defending when the West Indies plays and Evin Lews is known for hitting the first ball for a boundary. Pakistan may also attempt to start aggressively from the very first ball.
First Ball Dot or Not – No (2.20)
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Highest Score After 1st 6 overs
While West Indies has a very aggressive batting lineup, its bowling is not too great. Pakistan has a much better bowling attack and can take some early wickets slowing the run rate down.
Highest Score After 1st 6 overs – Pakistan (1.83)
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Method of 1st Dismissal
A low pitch makes the possibility of an LBW very high. The bowlers on both teams will be aware of this and try to target the stumps. It is quite likely that an LBW could be the mode of the first dismissal. Shaheen Afridi loves to hit the pads first up.
Method of 1st Dismissal – LBW (6.50)
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Evin Lewis Total Runs
There is no doubt that Evin Lewis has been the best batsman for the West Indies in T20 cricket over the last few series. He is able to start quickly and almost always gets some runs. He could be very dangerous against Pakistan during the powerplay overs as well.
Evin Lewis Total Runs – Over 22.5 (1.83)
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