|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
||vs|| West Indies
ScheduleFriday, 20 February 2015 at 22:00 GMT / 22:00 UK / 03:30 IST
VenueHagley Oval, Christchurch
Pakistan maintained their record of losing against India in the World Cup history when they surrendered another game against the arch rivals by a visible margin of 76 runs. Ireland made the first upset of the event when they defeated the unpredictable West Indies by four wickets while chasing a mammoth target of 305 runs. The Green Shirts and the Caribbeans are searching for their maiden victory of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and one of them will commence their journey towards the prosperity after the conclusion of the forthcoming game. Both teams are capable of bouncing back in the tournament but they have to forget their opening games and concentrate on the coming ones.
Misbah-ul-Haq was the lone fighter for Pakistan vs. India, top scored with 76 while Ahmed Shehzad and Haris Sohail contributed 47 and 36. They omitted the regular wicket keeper and paid the price when the stand in keeper, Umar Akmal dropped an important catch of the centurion, Virat Kohli. A regular opener can be inducted in the future games and their batsmen should apply themselves properly for the positive results. Sohail Khan achieved his career’s best figures of 5-55, Mohammad Irfan, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah are required to bowl accurately.
Lendl Simmons smashed 102 off 84 balls and shared a sterling partnership of 154 runs for the sixth wicket with Darren Sammy who contributed 89 useful runs. Chris Gayle chipped in with 36 as Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin can play match winning innings. Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell and Darren Sammy must concentrate on the disciplined bowling.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 22:00 GMT (Previous day), 11:00 local at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Partly cloudy with the temperatures around 13-24ᵒC.
The winning captain will opt to bat after winning the toss.
The strip proved equally good for batting and bowling in the first match of the event which was played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka as the latter lost it by a difference of 98 runs.
Pakistan – (From) Misbah-ul-Haq (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah.
West Indies – (From) Jason Holder (C), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Nikita Miller, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor.
The Green Shirts can be the possible winners in the important encounter.