World Cup 2019, West Indies vs Pakistan ODI Squad, Players List, Playing 11 Buildup: Pakistan and West Indies meet at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in the second match of World Cup 2019 on Friday, in what can be billed to be a clash of dark horses. Pakistan have lost their past ten one-day internationals including a 5-0 whitewash by Australia and 4-0 thumping by England, and their problems were further compounded when they went down to outsiders Afghanistan by three wickets in a warm-up match.
West Indies are also returning to form after sneaking their way into the World Cup through a qualifying round in Zimbabwe last year. They squared a one-day series against top-ranked side and pre-tournament favourites England 2-2 at home earlier this year before losing the final of a tri-series to Bangladesh in Ireland.
West Indies vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 Buildup:
Holder can’t dance
In a short quirky interview with the ICC, Chris Gayle shared: “The worst dancer I chose, maybe Jason Holder the captain."
Cricket fraternity looking forward to today's match
Two unpredictable teams playing today Pakistan vs West Indies ..who do you think will win today ?? Own their day they can beat anyone par aaj kon jeetega— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 31, 2019
PM Imran gives inspiring speech to Pakistan players
When the PM happens to be the country’s only World Cup winning captain, the visit to PMO isn’t just for an instagram update. You go there and listen. Even if the talk is an hour long, you dare not yawn or switch off. Imran Khan, the Pakistani media said, gave an inspiring speech that triggered a collective bout of goose pimples among the young cricketers. READ MORE
Holder reluctant to jump onto the 500 hype train
West Indies skipper Jason Holder refused to get swept away by talk of records and breaking through the 500-run mark as his side prepared for Friday's World Cup clash with Pakistan at Trent Bridge. Holder has said he wants his eighth-ranked team to fly under the radar in England and he was not about to add to any hype when asked on Thursday whether his big-hitters were ready to make a statement.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman pulls all short balls – and no punches
This he did after he had got him with a length ball — unfortunately for Bumrah that also turned out to be most talked-about no-ball in the history of Indo-Pak cricket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar too aimed at Zaman’s head. He even hit the target. That actually proved to be the turning point for Zaman. Thereafter, he became a man possessed and went on to score a hundred. Since that day, the Pakistan dressing room wait for their opener to get hit on the head. It has happened several times. Miraculously, Zaman, each time after a blow, has come out attacking. READ MORE
Pakistan probable XI
Pakistan probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi
West Indies probable XI
West Indies probable XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach
Both Pakistan and West Indies can beat anybody on their day and both teams can also suffer dreadful capitulations. Both teams will fancy a shot at the four semi-final spots on offer. Read more
WI vs PAK
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second match of this World Cup. We bring to you all the live updates ahead of the clash including probable playing XI. Stay tuned for updates!