ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Pakistan vs West Indies Preview, Prediction, Live Streaming and more
West Indies will confront Pakistan in the opening match of their Cricket World Cup battles.
The notable Chris Gayle will be determined to retire in style yet the Windies’ ongoing wobbly form doesn’t move much trust in their ability to make a mark in the tournament.
Last meeting: Pakistan beat West Indies by 6 wickets
Coach: Mickey Arthur
Captain: Sarfaraz Ahmed
Pakistan’s expectations of getting a genuinely necessary success in front of this World Cup opener were dashed on Sunday as their final warm-up match against Bangladesh was surrendered without a ball being bowled so they come into this game having lost their last ten official one-day matches that have been finished.
They will be very much mindful that they need to be at their best bowling against the West Indies on this batting heaven in Nottingham and they will be desperate for Shadab Khan to discover some form rapidly as his leg spin could represent a few issues to the Windies’ fearsome batting line-up.
Pakistan realize they should score heavily to contend with the West Indies here so will require Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman to get them off to a quick begin with Imam-ul-Haq expected to anchor the innings.
Coach: Floyd Reifer
Captain: Jason Holder
West Indies approach the World Cup in incredible spirits having crushed 421 against New Zealand in their final warm-up match and they face Pakistan on a Trent Bridge track that famously supports batsmen and has seen Nottinghamshire hit more than 400 twice in the Royal London One-Day Cup as of now this season.
The success against New Zealand will give them certainty to a great extent on the grounds that Chris Gayle was not at the focal point of all the activity so there is plenty more to come when he hits hit his stride, while any semblance of Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Andre Russell all looked in fantastic form.
Their main selection situations will come in the bowling line-up as they will be enticed to bring all-rounders like Russell and Brathwaite into the side to the detriment of fundamental line bowlers and Oshane while Thomas might be one to be yielded in the wake of battling in the warm-up matches.
West Indies vs Pakistan Winner Odds*
West Indies 11/10
- (betting odds taken from bet365 on May 27th, 2019 at 5:43 pm)
West Indies vs Pakistan Prediction
Pakistan come into this match as top choices to win and that would mean snapping a hopeless ten-match losing streak. Their form has been poor and that is to a great extent because of their bowlers attempting to click into gear which does not look good when playing the fearsome West Indian batting line-up. The one thing in support for Pakistan coming into this game is their recent record against the West Indies with Pakistan having won five of their last six meetings despite the fact that the last of them came more than two years prior. This is an altogether different West Indian team now with a portion of their outcasts back in the squad and any semblance of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are capable for having the effect to move them to triumph in what ought to be a high-scoring issue.
Here is everything people need to know about how to watch West Indies vs Pakistan on TV and online.
What time is West Indies vs Pakistan?
West Indies vs Pakistan will start at 10:30am on Friday 31st May 2019.
Where is West Indies vs Pakistan?
The game will happen at Trent Bridge, Nottingham which holds up to 17,500 fans.
How to watch West Indies vs Pakistan on TV and live stream
People can watch the game live on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup and Main Event from 10:00am.
Sky Sports subscribers can likewise stream the match through the SkyGo app.
On the off chance that people don’t have Sky, they can watch the match through NOW TV. They can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, seven days go for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without requiring an agreement. NOW TV can be streamed through a PC or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.
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How to watch Cricket World Cup features for FREE in the UK
People can watch full features of every Cricket World Cup fixture on Channel 4 throughout the tournament.
How to listen in to the Cricket World Cup on radio
Fans can check out live coverage of the match on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from 10:15am.
For the full list of radio coverage times throughout the tournament, see the full schedule here.
How to watch Cricket World Cup fixtures in the West Indies
People can watch the match on ESPN Caribbean in the West Indies.
How to watch Cricket World Cup fixtures in Pakistan
Where can people get tickets for Pakistan vs West Indies?
Cricket World Cup fixtures
There are 48 matches in total for cricket fans around the world to soak up from May to July.