West Indies vs Pakistan – 4th T20I Match Preview and Prediction
The rain has wrecked Pakistan’s T20 series against the West Indies. We’ve had two of the three scheduled matches rained out, and the prognosis for the final match isn’t looking good either. Pakistan has a 1-0 lead following a strong effort in the first completed match. The West Indies fielded a considerably better squad in the previous rained-out T20, so we know what to expect from them in this match as well.
The match will take place on August 3, 2021, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs Pakistan, 4th T20I
Date and Time: August 03, Tuesday 08:30 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
West Indies vs Pakistan Previews
Because the West Indies were without their normal openers due to injury, Chris Gayle came in to begin the batting with Andre Fletcher. That’s a lot of batting depth! West Indies also welcomed back Andre Russell in the previous match to considerably boost its prospects.
In the few balls that were bowled, we saw Andre Fletcher start extremely aggressively, but it provided us an idea of the aggressive attitude that West Indies will use. The sluggish surface in Guyana will make it a dangerous proposition, and this strategy is fraught with peril against a potent Pakistani bowling assault.
We also don’t understand why the West Indies won’t field its strongest bowling attack. Unless Obed McCoy is injured, he will be the bowling unit’s first name. Romario Shepherd is no match for McCoy, and we hope the West Indies switch them out in the next game.
Hayden Walsh has been scooping up wickets like crazy against Australia and is our choice to take the most wickets in this match as well.
West Indies T20I Squad
Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh
Evin Lewis was ruled out of the previous game, and Andre Russell took his position in the starting lineup. The same XI might appear in the final T20I. The bowlers have done well thus far, and it is now time for the batters to step up. The West Indies will be eager to tie the series in the series finale.
Playing XI: Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Pakistan would be pleased with the way it has played so far. The conditions in Guyana have been tailor-made for it, and we anticipate that this trend will continue. It will employ spin to assault the West Indies batsmen in the powerplay and quick bowlers to deliver cutters in the middle and death overs.
The Pakistani squad has a wealth of bowling skills, with Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, and Mohammad Hafeez in the roster.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan lead the batting order. There are no significant surprises here. Rizwan has surpassed the record for most T20 international runs in a calendar year, but he still has a long way to go. We believe betting on both of them to score runs in this match is also a good option.
Pakistan has done well in previous matches in finding other batters to contribute. Sharjeel Khan, Fakhar Zaman, and Mohammad Hafeez have all had significant cameos in recent matches, and a huge score for one of them might be on the way.
Pakistan T20I Squad
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sohaib Maqsood
Pakistan performed admirably in the second T20I. All of the players fired in synchrony, allowing the team to take the series lead. Haris Rauf replaced Shaheen Shah Afridi in the XI for the third T20I after he was rested. Expect Pakistan to make no changes to their lineup for the final T20I. Pakistan will seek to win the fourth T20I to clinch the series.
Playing XI: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sohaib Maqsood, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir
West Indies vs Pakistan Toss Prediction
The side that wins the toss will want to bat first since the pitch may be at its finest at the outset. The danger of rain lowering overs will have to be balanced against the pitch’s characteristics.
Pitch and Conditions
The weather prediction for this game is not promising. Rain is expected for the day, including around the time the match is scheduled to begin. However, conditions on the islands may suddenly change, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.
The pitch will be sluggish and low, and the ideal moment to score runs will be against the new ball. Spinners will be dominant, and we believe a score of 160 will be difficult to achieve.
West Indies vs Pakistan Match Prediction
We will once again support Pakistan to win. The one area where it falls short of the West Indies is in six-hitting capability. The circumstances will benefit their spinners, and we believe they will be able to keep the powerful West Indian batting quiet.
Team West Indies are the favorite to win.