After pulling off a thrilling run chase courtesy Babar Azam’s 100, Pakistan would look to seal the series, in a series that was rescheduled after COVID affected it in December last year. Pakistan have already won the T20 series in December and would like a double delight to ensure that Windies remain winless on their shores.
West Indies did score a competent 305, thanks to a terrific 100 from Shai Hope as he continued his rich vein of form. He was aided by Shamarh Brooks, who scored a brisk 70 and Rovman Powell and Romario Shepherd who chipped in with useful cameos as the visitors crossed 300.
In reply, Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman early, but Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam stitched together a crucial 100 partnership. After Imam was dismissed, Babar, along with Rizwan first and Khushdil Shah later, ensured that Pakistan won the game in the last over.
The 2nd ODI is expected to be played at the same venue tomorrow and one expects the Windies to put up another terrific show like the first ODI will be keen to square the series.
Windies would like to make little changes as far as the second ODI is concerned, but their bowling needs a little bit of a fix. The likes of Hayden Walsh Jr, Kyle Mayers and Alzarri Joseph leaked runs and had to up their game in order to push Pakistan to the brink. The batting however looks settled with a nice concoction of batsmen and all rounders and no more change is required there.
For the hosts, 4 of the top 5 have fired and there is no better momentum going into the second ODI. It’s just a matter of time before Fakhar Zaman fires and once he gets going, no ground is small enough he along with the likes of Imam, Babar, Rizwan and Khushdil will hope to wrap up the series in style for the hosts.
Though the Windies gave the hosts a run for their money, we predict Pakistan to wrap up the series by winning the 2nd ODI in a comprehensive fashion like the T20 international series.
Pakistan is predicted to be the winner of this match and the series as well.Readers have looked at the betting tips on individuals players performances.
Shadab Khan – Shadab is expected to be the top wicket taker in the game as he has the habit to pick crucial wickets in the middle order as oppositions struggle to read his wrong ones and googlies in the middle phase of the game.
Fakhar Zaman – After missing out in the opening game, Fakhar is expected to hit the maximum sixes as he is one of the most consistent hitters of the cricket ball in the Pakistan team.
Babar Azam – Clearly no surprises here as the Pakistan captain would want to score yet another 100 against a mediocre bowling attack.
Predicted Playing XI :
Fakhar Zaman,Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam ©, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Harris, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Nicholas Pooran ©, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Jayden Seals, Akeal Hossain.
Match : Pakistan vs Windies, 2nd ODI 2022
Event : Windies tour of Pakistan, 2022.
Venue :Multan International Stadium, Multan
Date : 10th June 2022.
Time : 4:30 pm IST
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