The second Test between West Indies and Pakistan is scheduled to start from 20th August at Kingston. In a nail-biter contest in the first Test, West Indies beat Pakistan by a wicket to secure 12 points in the World Test Championship cycle 2021-23.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd Test 2021
Team News for West Indies
West Indies might replace Jomel Warican with Chemar Holder or Alzarri Joseph to add more firepower to their bowling attack. Kieran Powell might get the axe after having scored only 46 runs in his last 6 innings. Shai Hope can replace him to start the innings with skipper Kraigg Brathwaite.
Likely playing 11 of West Indies
Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Nkrumah Bonner, Shai Hope, Kyle Myres, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua de Silva (WK), Kemar Roach, Roston Chase, Chemar Holder, Jayden Seals
Team News for Pakistan
Yasir Shah went wicketless in the first Test. He bowled only 3 overs in the second innings. If the pitch conditions remain the same for the second test, Pakistan will be looking to replace him with another pacer. Naseem Shah can make his comeback after being on the sidelines for 8 months.
Likely playing 11 of Pakistan
Babar Azam (C), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Naseem Shah Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather is expected to be cloudy throughout the Test. Thunderstorms are predicted on all days.
Betting Predictions for West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd Test 2021
Match Result Prediction
Pakistan was on top of the hosts on the final day. Yet, they lost to some heroics from the lower order of the West Indies. They are expected to bounce back in the second Test.
Winner: Pakistan (2.00)
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Best Player of the match
Pakistan’s star batsman, Babar Azam, scored 85 in the first Test. We expect him to come back strongly in the second Test. He will be the player to look out for in the second Test.
Best Player of the Match: Babar Azam (7.5)
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Highest Opening Partnership
Pakistani batters have gelled well in the Caribbean conditions. They were slightly better than the West Indies openers in the first Test. Therefore, they should be able to give a solid start again in the second Test.
Highest Opening Partnership: Pakistan (1.67)
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Any player scoring 100 or more runs
Since it is a Test match, a hundred is expected from one of the batters. West Indies Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (97) came very close to a 100 in the first innings. The second Test match is likely to see the first hundred of the series.
Any player scoring 100 or more runs: Yes (1.275)
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Team to Lead after first innings
West Indies put a solid show in the first innings of the first Test to take a lead of 36 runs. But Pakistan made them sweat at their home turf. So in the second test, we expect Pakistan to take the lead after the first innings.
Team to lead after 1st innings: Pakistan (1.76)
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Pakistan Top Bowler 1st Innings
Shaheen Shah Afridi was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in both innings of the first Test. A repeat performance from him is expected in the seam-friendly conditions in the second Test.
Pakistan Top Bowler 1st Innings: Shaheen Shah Afridi (3.98)
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