After thumping win the 1st T20I, Pakistan will hope to continue their winning run in the second outing and seal the series against West Indies on December 14 (Tuesday) at the National Stadium in Karachi. The hosts defeated the side from the Caribbean Islands by 63 runs and will be oozing with confidence.
Mohammad Rizwan, who has been in blazing form continued the good work with the bat to lead Pakistan’s bat with good support from Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz. On the bowling front, Mohammad Wasim and Shadab Khan starred with four and three wickets each. The hosts aim will be to keep up the momentum and bag the series.
Mohammad Rizwan becomes the first player to hit 100 T20I fours in a single year.
Most T20I fours in an year (men):
100* – Rizwan🇵🇰 in 2021
90 – Stirling☘️ in 2019
89 – Babar🇵🇰 in 2021
71 – Balbirnie☘️ in 2019
70 – Kohli🇮🇳 in 2016
70 – Dhawan🇮🇳 in 2018#PAKvWI
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 13, 2021
On the other hand, West Indies, will have to solve their batting woes ahead of their second fixture. With senior cricketers unavailable due to various reasons, it presents an opportunity to the youngsters to leave a mark.
Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd T20I
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date & Time: December 14th at 6:30 PM IST
The National Stadium in Karachi is a terrific venue for high-scoring matches. The batters will fancy their chances of scoring big on this wicket.
Pakistan vs West Indies – Predicted Playing XI
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Ifthikar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr/Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (c and wk), Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Gudakesh Motie, Akeal Hosein, Dominic Drakes/Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas
Pakistan vs West Indies – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Nicholas Pooran (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Darren Bravo, Babar Azam (vc), Haider Ali, Rovman Powell, Shadab Khan, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Haris Rauf
Fantasy Team 2: Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Rizwan (c), Babar Azam, Brandon King, Rovman Powell (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf