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WI vs PAK – 1st T20I – Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the first T20I between West Indies and Pakistan that is scheduled to take place on the 28th of July 2021.

After the limited-overs series against Australia, West Indies is now ready to lock horns with Pakistan for another four-match T20I series. It will be the last limited-overs series for the Caribbean team before the WT20 campaign. Earlier, West Indies have announced their squad for all T20I matches in this home season so it will remain the same against Pakistan as well.

Pakistan is coming from a limited-overs series defeat against England. Mohamad Rizwan was the highest run-scorer in that three-match T20 series. Their bowling attack looked off-color during the whole tour so they will be under the scanner in this series. They will aim to adapt to these familiar conditions and put up a great performance against the home side. 

Match Details

Venue: Kennington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Barbados played well in the last series against Australia. Bowlers got assistance due to overcast conditions and batsmen also got success after settling themselves in the middle. The average score in this match should be around 160 to 170. The weather should be sunny for perfect cricketing actions between the two exciting T20 sides. 

Date & Time: July 28, 7.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

West Indies will be high on confidence after defeating Australia by 4-1 in the last T20I series. Kieron Pollard will be keen to come back in the playing XI as the skipper missed the last series due to injury. Lendl Simmons and Even Lewis both were brilliant in the last T20I series. Nicholas Pooran also has some runs under his belt in the ODI series so he will look to transfer his form in this series. In the bowling department, Hayden Walsh and Dwayne Bravo will be the key assets for the home side. Obed McCoy was also impressed with his ability to take wickets at regular intervals.

Pakistan started the last T20I series with a victory but lost further back-to-back matches against three-lions. Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan have established themselves at the top. Fakhar Zaman is likely to continue in the middle order along with Mohammad Hafeez. Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be key bowlers in these conditions. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali will also aim to leave their mark, after an average tour in England. 

West Indies: Even Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard(c), Nicholas Pooran(wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell

Pakistan: Mohammed Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(c), Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf 

Match Prediction

West Indies have won the T20I series comfortably against Australia and they will aim to continue their good run in this match as well. So West Indies will start as favorites to win this match against Pakistan. 

Fantasy Tips

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons and Even Lewis will be the main batsmen for West Indies in this match. Simmons and Lewis were top performers in the last series against Australia. Babar Azam will be an automatic choice from Pakistan. Babar scored 118 runs in the last series against England. 

Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Rizwan can be picked from the wicket-keeping section. Rizwan is the highest run-scorer for Pakistan this year in T20 cricket. He scored 176 runs in the last series against England.

All-Rounders: Andre Russell is an obvious choice from the all-rounder section. He picked 6 wickets in the last series. Dwayne Bravo picked two wickets and scored 61 runs in the last series against Australia. Mohammad Hafeez can be picked as the third all-rounder in this match. He picked 3 wickets and scored 35 runs in the last series. 

Bowlers: Hayden Walsh and Akeal Hosein will be the options from the bowling section. Hayden Walsh was the highest wicket-taker against Australia with 11 wickets. Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf can be picked from Pakistan. 

Captaincy Choices

Fantasy Team: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam(c), Even Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Mohammad Hafeez, Andre Russell(vc), Dwayne Bravo, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein

Captain – Babar Azam

Babar Azam is the best batsman on both sides and he has been in good form so he is the best pick for captain in this match.

Vice-Captain – Andre Russell

Andre Russell picked 6 wickets in the last series and he will also score runs at a higher strike rate in slog overs, so he will be the best pick for vice-captain.

Dream11 Team

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