PTV Sports Live: Having started their World Cup fight with thrashings, both Pakistan and West Indies will be searching for confidence boosting win whey they clash in Christchurch on Saturday.
Pakistan endured a whipping 76-run rout on account of India in their competition opener in Adelaide while West Indies were stunned by partner country Ireland in Nelson. The thrashing left Pakistan at base of Pool B table and West Indies at penultimate position.
What: Pak versus WI World Cup 2015 Match 10 When: February 21, 2015
Where: Hagley Oval, Christchurch Time: 11:00 nearby | 22:00 GMT -1d | 03:00 PKT
Pakistan will need to present an enhanced show in the wake of being totally by India in all offices. Excepting pacer Sohail Khan, who stowed late wickets to record his lady five-wicket pull in ODIs, none of their bowlers could disappoint the Indian batsmen. In batting, Misbah-ul-Haq played an opposing thump of 76 and Ahmed Shehzad scored 47 yet the rest others neglected to have effect as Pakistan yielded for 224 in journey of 301-run target.
The choice to send failing to meet expectations batsman Younis Khan was broadly reprimanded. The veteran batsman, who dealt with six runs against India, is required to bat at his past no.3 position and will be under tremendous weight to rediscover his structure.
Younis’ come back to one-down position implies either authority opener Nasir Jamshed or wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed will open the innings with Shahzad. Pakistan are relied upon to left-out spinner Yasir Shah, who battled against India, to suit an additional batsman.
West Indies, then again, will be confident to discover the winning energy to recover their battle on track in the wake of stunning misfortune to Ireland. After a batting breakdown saw West Indies droop to 5-87, centurion Lendl Simmons and Darren Sammy consolidated for 154-run stand to take the side to 304-7 however bowlers poured cool water on their endeavors as Ireland pursued down the focus with five overs to extra.
West Indies are required to accumulate spinner Sulieman Benn, who had passed up a major opportunity the Ireland diversion in light of back soreness, to the detriment of Andre Russell. All-rounder Darren Sammy had likewise endured a minor back strain after Ireland amusement yet captain Jason Holder had affirmed that he will be accessible for Pakistan diversion.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lendl Simmons, Jason Holder (capt), Darren Sammy, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Shahid Afridi, Nasir Jamshed/Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Akmal (wk), Younis Khan, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Sohaib Maqsood, Mohammad Irfan.