MULTAN – Pakistan will tackle West Indies within the first of three ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League matches on the Multan Cricket Stadium at the moment (Wednesday).
The match will begin at 4:00 pm Pakistan normal time.
The match will mark starting of a brand new period for Pakistan cricket with the town internet hosting worldwide cricket after 14 lengthy years.
The three One-Day Internationals are a part of the Tremendous League cycle and each side are wanting to safe essential factors to advance their possibilities for direct qualification within the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The 2 groups enter the collection excessive on confidence.
Babar Azam’s aspect defeated Aaron Finch’s males 2-1 in March in Lahore in what was Pakistan’s first ODI collection win over Australia in 20 years. That is Pakistan’s fifth Tremendous League collection. They’ve defeated Zimbabwe, South Africa and Australia, and misplaced to England, mentioned PCB in a press launch.
Babar, who’s primary within the ICC ODI Participant rankings for batters, leads the batting charts with 902 runs at a stratospheric common of 90.20. He’s the one batter to have smashed 5 centuries within the ongoing cycle, with Eire’s Paul Stirling being the second finest with three. The best-handed fashionable strokemaker has dispatched precisely 100 balls in the direction of the fence for 4.
Pakistan’s second finest batter within the cycle has been Imam-ul-Haq who enters the collection behind a scintillating Australia collection wherein he struck two consecutive centuries and a breezy 89 not out, taking part in an integral function in his aspect’s historic win. The southpaw has scored 598 runs at 54.36, and together with the 2 centuries has additionally struck 5 half-centuries.
Fearsome pacers – Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi – are the main wicket-takers for Pakistan within the Tremendous League with 19 scalps apiece. Haris’ common of 28.73 is a shade higher than Shaheen’s 29.52.
The West Indies added 30 extra factors to their tally throughout their stopover in Netherlands, defeating the hosts 3-0, on their solution to Multan. Nicholas Pooran’s aspect at present sits on the fourth spot with eight wins from 18 matches.
Pakistan with six wins in 12 matches are 10th with 60 factors.