Pakistan vs West Indies Series 2017 Preview & Prediction
Pak vs West Indies prediction is placed here. Following the success of the second season of Pakistan Super League, the fans in the region are in for another treat as Pakistan’s tour of West Indies will commence later this month. The tour will comprise of four T20I, three ODI, four Test matches and a tour game. These matches will be played over the course of seven weeks, starting with the first T20I in Bridgetown on March 26th.
The two teams met last year in a similar series which was played in the United Arab Emirates. Over there, Pakistan dominated the scene superbly by overcoming the Indies in all the three formats of the game. They routed West Indies by 3-0 in the T20 series, with the best of those three wins coming by nine wickets.
A similar performance was given by the lads in the other formats too. They won the ODI series by 3-0 and the test series by 2-1. With such a healthy head to head record, Pakistan will be traveling to the Caribbeans, sailing high on confidence.
Not many changes have been made to the Pakistan’s squad which traveled to UAE last year. However, the ones made are quite notable, which includes the return of Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal to the main national team. The duo had a good run in the 2017 PSL, which gave the selectors enough confidence to pick them for this crucial series. Other players include Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim and others, who had a good run in the visit to UAE last year.
Considering the performance of West Indies in the recent months, their form hasn’t been that particularly impressive. They failed to win a series last year in either of the three formats, thus raising questions on their form. Their form at home hasn’t been all that great either, given that they lost to England in the ODI series by 3-0, earlier this month.
With the greatness of West Indies, dwindling one match at a time, it is certainly a sight which no one would’ve expected of the current T20 World Champions. Individually, the players have been performing superbly in the domestic leagues across the world, but they have failed to perform coherently as a side.
The hosts lack the momentum in all the three formats, which makes them the underdogs for this series, despite having the home advantage. The management hasn’t decided on the squad as of now, but Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons and Samuel Badree have been picked for the T20 leg of the series. It’ll be interesting to see how far they can take their team. Pakistan vs West Indies 2017 cricket prediction is placed below.
Pakistan vs West Indies Prediction & Tips
Pakistan to win the series in all formats.
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017 Team Squads
Pakistan ODI Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Asif Zakir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Fahim Ashraf
Pakistan T20 Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan
West Indies Squad: Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Kieron Pollard, Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jason Mohammed, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017 Series Schedule
Pakistan vs West Indies schedule 2017 for 3 ODI’s, 3 Test’s and 4 T20 matches is placed below;
|Fixtures||Venue||Date And Time Table|
|1st T20 – West Indies vs Pakistan||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados||Mar 26, Sun (04:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM Local / 21:30 PKT)|
|2nd T20 – West Indies vs Pakistan||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||Mar 30, Thu (04:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM Local / 21:30 PKT)|
|3rd T20 – West Indies vs Pakistan||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||Apr 01, Sat (04:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM Local / 21:30 PKT)|
|4th T20 – West Indies vs Pakistan||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad||April 02, Sun (04:30 PM GMT / 12:30 PM Local / 21:30 PKT)|
|1st ODI – Pakistan vs West Indies||Providence Stadium, Guyana||Apr 07, Fri (01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM Local / 18:30 PKT)|
|2nd ODI – Pakistan vs West Indies||Providence Stadium, Guyana||Apr 09, Sun (01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM Local / 18:30 PKT)|
|3rd ODI – Pakistan vs West Indies||Providence Stadium, Guyana||Apr 11, Tue (01:30 PM GMT / 09:30 AM Local / 18:30 PKT)|
|1st Test – Pakistan vs West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica||Apr 22, Sat – Apr 26, Wed (03:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM Local / 22:00 PKT)|
|2nd Test – Pakistan Vs West Indies||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados||Apr 30, Sun – May 04, Thu (02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM Local / 22:00 PKT)|
|3rd test – Pakistan Vs West Indies||Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica||May 10, Wed – May 14, Sun (02:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM Local / 22:00 PKT)|