West Indies dramatically won the first Test match by one wicket and lead the two-match Test series by a 1-0 margin. The hosts can seal the series on Friday, 20th August 2021, against Pakistan, who will look to bounce back to level the series. West Indies won the first Test at Sabina Park, which will also host the last Test match of the two-match series. Before the second match of the traditional format starts, we bring you the Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Weather Report.
Match Details –
West Indies Vs Pakistan
Match – 2nd Test Match
Date – 20 August 2021, Friday
Venue – Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica.
Time – 8.30 PM IST/ 3 PM GMT/10 AM Local.
West Indies Vs Pakistan second Test match – Pakistan’s Tour of West Indies 2021 – Team’s Preview
West Indies has a golden chance to seal the two-match Test series with the second Test starting tomorrow. Their batsmen need to come good against a top-ranked Pakistan side. The win in the first Test match should give them a lot of confidence to seal the series by a 2-0 margin. The bowlers have done a good job for West Indies. But if the batsmen could carry on their good form, it would be great for them to earn some crucial points in the World Test Championship cycle.
Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indies skipper, still holds the key for the home side. Jermaine Blackwood scored crucial 55 runs in the second innings which kept them interested in a modest run chase of 168. He needs to deliver yet again for the home side in the last match of the series. Kemar Roach scored vital 30 runs while Jayden Sealers took his maiden five-wicket haul on his first Test match. Jayden also won the player of the match award. The Caribbean fans will want them to perform better before the CPL 2021 starts in a few days.
Pakistan had a heartbreak in the first match of the series. But they are still a good team. So they can bounce back in the series and level it. The visitors needs to earn some points in the new cycle of the World Test Championship. Babar Azam still holds the key for the visitors with Shaheen Afridi, Yasir Shah and Azhar Ali. Pakistan needs to put an improved performance against a low-ranked team like West Indies.
Weather Report –
Rain might interrupt the match proceedings as clouds and thunderstorms are also predicted during the 2nd Test match. The temperature is expected to be 31 degrees Celsius in Jamaica.
West Indies Vs Pakistan– 2nd Test Match – Pakistan’s Tour of West Indies 2021 – Pitch Report
The spin bowlers couldn’t impact the first game of the series as Yasir Shah, Roston Chase, and Jomel Warrican didn’t get enough help from the Sabina Park wicket. The fast bowlers did the bulk of the job in the first Test match, and it would be the same for the second Test match too. We suggest our viewers to pick fast bowlers more in their team to earn more rewards. Teams should look to bowl first to make early use of the moisture in the wicket because the pace bowlers can make early breakthroughs.
West Indies has won three Tests at Sabina Park in Jamaica, Kingston while the visitors have won two matches so far. The men in green have a chance to make it three-all if they win the upcoming Test match.
The average score in the first innings at Sabina Park is 321, and the second innings is 339. Third innings 239 and fourth innings 146. Batting first teams have won 17 matches, and batting second teams have won 22 games.
Overall test match record of West Indies Vs Pakistan in Test matches –
West Indies and Pakistan have played 53 Test matches so far since 1927. The visitors Pakistan have won 20 Test matches while West Indies have managed to win just 18 of them. While 15 Test matches have ended as draws.
West Indies Vs Pakistan second Test match probable and predicted playing XI –
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.
Captain- Kraigg Brathwaite.
Vice-Captain – Shai Hope.
Pakistan – Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Yasir Shah, Haris Rauf.
Captain – Babar Azam
Vice-Captain – Mohammad Rizwan.
Top players for West Indies vs Pakistan second Test match –
Babar Azam – The Pakistan captain needs to fire for the team’s cause. He played decently enough. But still, his team couldn’t get over the line. Azam needs to hold the Pakistan innings together because, after him, there are not many batsmen who could do the job for the team. The skipper scored 55 and 56 runs in the first Test match. But that will not be enough for his side to win the Test match. As a run machine, Babar needs to convert those starts into big hundreds.
Jermaine Blackwood – The middle-order pillar of the West Indies batting line up Jermaine Blackwood is a good batsman who can hold the innings for his team. Blackwood scored vital 55 runs, which kept West Indies in the game in their last encounter. But as a batsman, he should look to finish the games. He needs to come up with something special for West Indies in the next game, which will help them win the series.
Jayden Seales – He took his maiden five-wicket haul in the first Test match of his career. Sealers is a good bowler for West Indies, and he took his maiden fifer against a good batting attack of Pakistan. Now he needs to keep that momentum to lift his team to a series victory. Sealers can be the player to watch out for, especially after what he did in the first test match.
Shaheen Afridi – The Pakistani seam bowler should do a lot more than he did in the first Test match, which Pakistan lost by the narrowest margin. Shaheen picked up the top order wickets of the West Indies. But he wasn’t successful in picking up the lower order batsmen of the home team. Shaheen needs to put the Windies batting line up under immense pressure because he has the talent, art and expertise on the pitch which supports the pace bowlers more. Pakistan will need him to step up in the do or die match for his country.
Fantasy XI for West Indies Vs Pakistan second Test match –
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite
Keepers – Shai Hope and Mohammad Rizwan.
All Rounders – Jason Holder and Faheem Ashraf
Bowlers – Kemar Roach, Shaheen Afridi, and Jayden Seales.
Expert Advice for Fantasy Lovers of Cricket for the second Test match between West Indies Vs Pakistan
The second match between West Indies and Pakistan will be a cracking contest between bat and ball. The pitch supports the fast bowlers more than spinners, and both teams have a good set of them. Hence, it promises to be a contest between the pacers. It would be interesting to see which fast bowlers stands out in the match along with the batsmen of both sides.
The Prediction – Pakistan should have a strong determination of winning this Test match. The men in green are still the favourites despite they lost first Test match of the series. The visitors have a team which can do well against a low ranked team like West Indies. It would be fascinating to see whether West Indies can keep the same intensity and form in all three departments of the game for the 2nd Test.