World Cup 2019: Pakistan Eye Positive Start Against Power-Hitting West Indies

Pakistan Eye Positive Start

Pakistan Eye Positive Start

Pakistan, driven by Sarfraz Ahmed, will hope to draw motivation from their Champions Trophy 2017 triumph and start their World Cup 2019 on a positive note against a power-hitting West Indies side at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday. Pakistan were beaten by minnows Afghanistan in the warm-up game, while the Windies indicated purpose by scoring more than 400 keeps running in the warm-up game against New Zealand. On the off chance that Pakistan have a blend of involvement and youthful ability in their positions, Windies have control hitters who can disturb any resistance on a given day.

Pakistan have lost their previous ten One-day Internationals (ODI) including a 5-0 whitewash by Australia and 4-0 pounding by England and their issues were additionally aggravated when they went down to pariahs Afghanistan by three wickets in a warm-up match.

Be that as it may, captain Sarfraz Ahmed trusts his side will draw motivation from when they were in a comparative position in 2017.

Pakistan had lost 4-1 in Australia before the competition and chief adversaries India whipped them by 124 keeps running in the opening round of the Trophy.

In any case, Pakistan at that point beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and England on their way to the last, where they pounded India by 180 runs.

Sarfraz will likewise trust his lead Mohammad Amir – playing his first World Cup in the wake of missing the 2011 and 2015 versions because of a spot-fixing boycott – will disassemble the West Indies top request flaunting hard-hitting opener Chris Gayle and the great Shai Hope.

Amir’s structure will be critical for Pakistan – he has taken only five wickets in 15 matches since his match-winning three wickets against India in the Champions Trophy last.

Pakistan have just won multiple times in 10 World Cup matches against the double cross title holders, including a pounding 150-run misfortune at Christchurch in 2015.

Andre Russell crushed a 13-ball 42 with four sixes and after that accepting three wickets as Pakistan were overwhelmed.

Russell crushed 54 off 25 balls and Hope hit a century to impel the West Indies to 421 in their warm-up win against New Zealand on Tuesday.

That provoked all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite to state his group can break the 500-hindrance.

Windies are additionally coming back to shape subsequent to sneaking their way into the World Cup through a passing round in Zimbabwe a year ago.

They squared a one-day arrangement against top-positioned side and pre-competition top choices England 2-2 at home prior this prior year losing the last of a tri-arrangement to Bangladesh in Ireland.


Pakistan: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt/wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.

Windies: Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel sub

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