The possibility of history being made is around the corner when Pakistan will take on West Indies for the second test match of the series. Pakistan have never won a test series in as many as sixty years in West Indies. Misbah and his man have chance to make this dream come true and create history and they are already one up in the series. This will be a big moral booster for the team which is bound to see many changes in recent few months.
The inexperienced side of West Indies didn’t looked a threat for Pakistan, though they should some competition at uneven patches. The exclusion of few experienced carribean player have only added for the worries of West Indies. They will have to play their skin out if they want to put up a fight.
Last time they played: The first match of the series was won by Pakistan by seven wickets despite losing nearly a day to rain. There were only three batsman from West Indies who went on to score fifties and highest score being only 63. Mohd. Amir and Yasir Shah went through the line up of West Indies and were the major reasons for their collapse. Yasir Shah went on to win the man of the match award. Younis Khan reached the magical figure of 10,000 runs in test and became the first Pakistani batsman to do so.
West Indies: LWLLD
What: Pakistan vs West Indies, 30 April-04 May, second test 19:30 IST.
Where: Kensington oval Bridgetown Barbados.
What to expect: rain can play a part during the course of the game. Pacers will get benefit for the first four days while spinners can play a huge role on the last day.
Pakistan: They are unlikely to make any changes in the team. A settled line-up will benefit Pakistan as well as Misbah. The only change possible is adding up one extra spinning option to the squad.
Probable XI: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq, Mohd Amir, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohd Abbas.
West Indies: team management will choose between giving the players another chance or to make some changes. Jason Holder was not satisfied with the bowling performance and few changes in the bowling department is possible.
Probable XI: Kragg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Vishual Singh/ Jermaine blackwood, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel/Miguel Cummins.
Players in the Spotlight:
Yasir Shah: The last match man of the Match, Yasir Shah can turn around any course of the game with his spinning abilities. He will be a significant performer if Pakistan is likely to win the game.