So, there is just an hour or so left in the tie breaker in the Group 2 of the ICC World T20 2014 where Pakistan will be taking on West Indies in a crunch game, and the last one in the Super 10 stage of the tournament. The team winning this game will join India, South Africa and Sri Lanka in the semifinals of the tournament. Watch Pakistan vs West Indies T20 live streaming online on PTV Sports live in ICC T20 cricket world cup 2014 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. PTV Sports will telecast Pakistan vs West Indies t20 world cup 2014 match live played on 1st April 2014.
Both the sides have won 2 of their games and have shown some brilliant performances in their recent matches. Both sides are equally capable of making to the next stage and have a good combination of batting and bowling up their sleeves. It’s really going to be a nerve wrecking encounter and we will have exciting 3 hours of cricket for sure.
Pakistan defeated Australia in an interesting encounter first up courtesy a brilliant knock from Umar Akmal and then against Bangladesh who geared up their victory and both these guys will play a crucial role in letting their side win today in an important game. Pakistan would like a solid start at the top like they had one against Bangladesh and lay a foundation for a big target for the West Indians.
If they manage to do so, their bowling has enough firepower and depth to restrict the West Indian batting line to a minimal total. However, besides a major innings from Akmal and Shehzad, they would like a couple of handy innings from Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik. A team effort would really do it for Pakistan today. Sharjeel Khan might also get an outing today and if he does, he can be a good prospect for a big knock for Pakistan.
Pakistani bowlers looked charged up against Bangladesh and defended a close one against Australia as well. Inclusion of Zulfiqar Babar has really provided them with an extra wicket taking option and they will be looking to use him as their trump card against West Indies. Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul are also amongst wickets and will play a crucial role with the ball. However, Pakistan will have to make a choice between Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan and Bilawal Bhatti today.
West Indies clinched a splendid win in their last match against Australia setting them up in a good position to qualify for the semifinal of the tournament. But the key for them is a firing top order batting. Gayle and Smith provided them a 50 runs opening partnership against Australia which led them to a terrific run chase in the end.
They will now be looking at Gayle once again and if he manages to get going today, things will be a lot easier to handle for West Indies’ middle order batsmen. Simmons and Samuels also look in great knick and can play a vital role for West Indies today in the all-important game. The defending champions will, however, expect the cameos from Bravo and Sammy like they did against Australia taking them to a remarkable victory in the end by 6 wickets and 2 balls to spare.
Santokie has been the spearhead for West Indies when it comes to the pace bowling and has been taking wickets throughout the tournament. He will have to come up with something special today if West Indies have to win this game. The spinners will, however, play a crucial role for West Indies today and wickets at regular intervals from spinners while being economical at the same time will prove to be the key for West Indies today.
They will expect a really good effort with the ball from Samuel Badree, Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels who have been taking wickets for them in last few matches as well.
No matter who wins today, it is really going to be a nail-biting finish and we have an exciting game of cricket at our hands. Let’s see how it goes about and who outsmarts the other. It’s less than an hour for some live action to begin in Mirpur, Bangladesh.