PTV Sports: Pakistan will kick off their World Cup 2019 campaign with their inaugural match against West Indies at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham on Friday.
The match, Pakistan vs West Indies World Cup 2019 will be broadcasted on state television PTV today.
Sarfaraz Ahmed-led men haven’t really been in winning form as they have lost 10 ODIs in a row since January 30 this year.
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) May 31, 2019
Overall West Indies with 53.75 winning percentage in 133 One Day Internationals (ODIs) have an evident edge over Pakistan. However in recent time, Pakistan have turned out to be more of a superior force against West Indies as four ODIs ending in their favour in last five games.
Regardless of that fact, the return of veterans like Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Andre Russell to the national side has empowered West Indies, placing them among potential contenders for four semi-finalists.
Pakistan have lost 10 previous ODIs in a row
Though Pakistan’s recent performances especially in bowling department badly decimated their confidence but their unpredictably and results, they produced in previous major ICC tournaments in England, don’t let them get ruled out by anyone.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 30, 2019
For their opener in the ICC World Cup 2019, Pakistan have already named their top 12 which exclude Shoaib Malik and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Pakistan will face West Indies in their World Cup opener for 4th time
Earlier in the first match of the tournament played at The Oval in London on Thursday, England beat South Africa by 104 runs.
While batting first, England scored 311 runs for eight in 50 overs. Ben Stokes with 90, Eoin Morgan 57, Jason Roy 54, and Joe Root 51 were the prominent scorers for England.
In reply, South Africa were bowled out for 207 in 39.5 overs. The opener Quinton de Kock scored 68 and Rassie van der Dussen 50. For England, Jofra Archer was pick of the bowlers as he grabbed three wickets while conceding 27 runs in his seven overs.