CWC 2019: West Indies Vs Pakistan DKODED
The major difference between both the teams is speed. Both have runs but if a team hits a six every 36th ball the other hits it after 89 balls. No points for guessing there which team is the furious one.
Pakistan have only won three times in 10 World Cup matches against the two-time world champions.
Talking About West Indies
After Clive Lloyd’s great side won the first two World Cup titles in 1975 and 1979 and were stunned by India in 1983 final, the West Indies have struggled. They reached the semi-finals only in 1996. In the last two World Cups, they were eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Jason Holder (Captain)
Holder was seen as a future talent until a selection panel headed by former World Cup-winner Clive Lloyd appointed him West Indies’ ODI captain in 2014. Holder was only 23 at the time and was still making his way as a fast bowler and a lower-middle order batsman.
Do you know? On 15 March 2018, he became the fastest player for the West Indies, in terms of matches, to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs
Andre Russell (All-rounder)
His batting ability in the top and performing rate of almost in every single match makes him standout than others.
Do you know? Russel Muscle has been compared to Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan, two of Yorkshire’s premium batsmen due to his batting ability.
Talking about Pakistan
Pakistan last lifted the trophy under the leadership of Imran Khan in 1992. Pakistan were runners-up in 1999, and have reached the semi-finals on four other occasions. They got as far as the quarter-finals in 2015.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain)
Sarfaraz emerged as one of the most consistent batsmen in the era. He is strong on the front foot, has impeccable defences and enjoys spending time at the crease.
Do you know? Sarfaraz was the first batsman to score centuries in all three formats of cricket at a single venue.
Mohammed Amir (Batsman)
Amir’s fearless striking and handy glovework has earned him comparisons to greats of the game like Adam Gilchrist and Mark Boucher, early in his career.
Do you know? He is the fastest Pakistani to reach 1,000 runs in ODI.
Where – Trent Bridge
First opened in 1841, Trent Bridge is a truly historic cricket ground. It first hosted a one-day international in 1974 and has been used as a Cricket World Cup venue for the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.
The Trent Bridge has been a fairly good ground for batting with batsman averaging 35.9 runs per wicket in the past 10 years.
No, we are not underestimating Pakistan but
Yes, we are overrating West-Indies especially after
the out of the box performance in warm-up matches.