England lived up to their expectations in their first game by winning against South Africa. Now it’s turn for either Pakistan or west Indies to open their points column. West Indies are surely favourites for this game. Pakistan is the team which should be well accustomed to the conditions as they have been in England for a while.
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Can Azam Provide Pakistan much awaited win?
It’s been ages since Pakistan have won a game. They have won only 9 in their last 31 games played. Their bowling has become a area of concern for them. Batsmen were able to produce runs throughout the season. It was there bowlers who couldn’t complement their batsmen. Babar Azam is the batsmen on whom they are more relied on. HIs average against West Indies is astonishing. Nottingham shire is one of the high scoring venues in England. Nottingham shire will host second match of this edition. Mohd Aamir is surely not playing to his potential since his return to World cricket. They never bowled out England in last series.
Bravo or Pooran?
West Indies had to go through qualifiers in order to take part in the tournament. They are the world champs in first two edition of world cup. England pitches will definitely suit them. They are the most dangerous batting side in the tournament with their marquee players coming back to the side. They scored 421 in their warm-up game against New Zealand. It would not be exaggerating o predict West Indies scoring 500 in this tournament. One of Darren Bravo and Pooran should sit out in order maintain team balance. Shannon Gabriel is uncertain to be a part of game
Team winning the toss will opt to bat first undoubtedly. They should not be settling anything under 350 .
- Babar Azam to score in excess of 40.
- Team batting first to win the game.
- Gayle to score fifty.