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West Indies v Pakistan and one wicket cliffhangers in Test match cricket is one of the few constants in this ever-changing world- and thank God for that! Sabina Park, Jamaica once again witnessed the same last week as the duo of Kemar Roach and Jayden Seales held their nerves to script one of the famous Test wins for the home side in recent times.

On a wicket that had a lot of assistance for the seamers, it looked all over for the West Indies when they were reduced to 7/114 during their run-chase of 168 in the 4th innings.

However, a gutsy unbeaten 52-ball 30 by Kemar Roach and priceless contributions from Jomel Warrican (6 off 13) and Jayden Seales (2* off 13) coupled by some pretty ordinary fielding by the Pakistani fielders ensured that the home side pocketed 12 crucial ICC World Test Championship points besides claiming a 1-0 lead in the two-match rubber.

It was a brilliant Test match which displayed the fast bowling talent of both sides’ to the hilt but on the flip side, it also showed the brittle nature of their batting-units.

In case of the West Indies, barring their skipper Kraig Brathwaite (97 in the 1st innings ), Jason Holder (58 in the 1st innings) and Jermaine Blackwood (55 in the 2nd innings), none of their specialist batsmen left any impact.

The same was the case for Pakistan as barring Fawad Alam in the first innings and skipper Babar Azam in the second, none of the batsmen could post anything substantial against the onslaught of the West Indies pacers.

With the conditions in Jamaica expected to once again suit the pacers, the performance batting-units of both sides might well decide the course of the game and the series, come the 2nd Test.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

West Indies:

  • Kraig Brathwaite: The home side skipper was the top-scorer among both sides in the first Test as he grinded out a patient 221-ball 97 in the first innings to help West Indies take a crucial lead. Braithwaite, however, has been guilty of being inconsistent in the past few years, something the hosts will hope isn’t the case in the 2nd Test.
  • Jermaine Blackwood: Whether it was his match-winning knock against England at Southampton last year or his crucial 55 in the 4th innings in the last Test, Jermaine Blackwood has time-and-again proved that he is a clutch player, someone who thrives in difficult situations. The West Indies will, however, hope that the right-hander converts his start into a three-figure score in the second Test.
  • Jason Holder: Jason Holder picked up a total of 4 wickets in the first Test besides scoring a crucial 58 in the first innings that helped his side eke out what turned out to be a match-winning first innings lead. He will once again be crucial to West Indies fortunes in the second Test.
  • Kemar Roach: Roach once again proved to be the leader of the pack for the West Indies as the right-arm pacer chipped in with a total of 5 wickets in the 1st Test and if that wasn’t enough, he scored a crucial unbeaten 52-ball 30 to help his side to a famous win. He will once again be crucial to the West Indies’ fortunes as the home side aim for a 2-0 whitewash.
  • Jayden Seales: The 19-year-old had a game to remember as he made the most of the conditions on offer at Sabina Park to bamboozle the hapless Pakistan batting-unit. Seales finished with figures of 8/125 in the first Test and if that wasn’t enough, he also showed brilliant composure with the bat as he stuck around with Kemar Roach to lead the West Indies to an epic 1-wicket win. Can Seales do an encore in the 2nd Test?

Pakistan:

  • Azhar Ali: On what a difficult track to bat on, Pakistan desperately needed their senior batsman in Azhar Ali to rise to the occasion.
  • And, while he did get off to starts- 17 (79) & 23 (60)- in both innings, the former skipper failed to convert them into innings of substance. With the likes of Imran Butt and Abid Ali being inexperienced in such conditions, Pakistan will desperately hope that their talisman cricketer raises his game in the decisive Test.
  • Babar Azam:  The Pakistani skipper had managed just 124 runs at an average of 20.66 with just one 50+ score leading into the first Test and while he did score a crucial 55 (160) in tough conditions in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test, Pakistan will hope that the charismatic batsman converts them into three-figure score if he gets off to a start in the second Test.
  • Fawad Alam:  Fawad Alam was one of the few batsmen who looked good in the last Test. He scored a crucial 56 off 117 in the first innings which was instrumental in Pakistan going past the 200-run-mark. He, however, missed out in the second innings as he was dismissed for a 3-ball duck by Jayden Seales. He will once again be crucial to Pakistan’s fortunes, come the second Test.
  • Mohammad Rizwan: Rizwan got off to starts in both innings- 23 (30) & 30 (63)- but he failed to convert them into a 50+ score, something Pakistan fans will hope isn’t the case in the 2nd Test.
  • Hasan Ali: Ali had a decent outing in the 1st Test as he scored a crucial 14 and 28 with the bat while batting at No.8 besides chipping with 4 wickets across two innings which includes three prized scalps in the 2nd.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi: Afridi was once again the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as the talented left-arm seamer claimed a total of 8 wickets in the match. He will once again be crucial to Pakistan’s fortunes as the tourists aim to square the series in the second Test.

Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 53, West Indies 18, Pakistan 20, Draw 15.
  • Since 2010, Matches 9, West Indies 4, Pakistan 5.
  • Pakistan’s record at Kingston: Matches 5, Won 2, Lost 3.
  • The last two 2-match Test series between these two countries – in 2005 and 2011 – have both ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Possible Playing 11

West Indies:

With Kieron Powell enduring yet another forgettable outing in the 1st Test, the home side would be tempted to replace him with Shai Hope.

As far as the make-up of the bowling-unit is concerned, the Sabina Park pitch didn’t offer much to the spinners in the first Test, and, so, the West Indies may opt for a four-men pace attack which brings the likes of Chemar Holder and Alzarri Joseph into the equation.

Possible Playing XI: 1. Kraigg Brathwaite (c), 2. Kieron Powell/Shai Hope, 3. Nkrumah Bonner, 4. Roston Chase, 5. Kyle Mayers, 6. Jermaine Blackwood, 7. Joshua de Silva (wk), 8. Jason Holder, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Jayden Seales, 11. Jomel Warrican/Alzarri Joseph/Chemar Holder

Pakistan:

With experienced spinner Yasir Shah looking out of sorts, Pakistan will have a spin conundrum on their hands. Whether they persist with him or include Nauman Ali is something that remains to be seen.

Possible Playing XI: 1. Imran Butt, 2. Abid Ali, 3. Azhar Ali, 4. Babar Azam (c), 5. Fawad Alam, 6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7. Faheem Ashraf, 8. Hasan Ali, 9. Yasir Shah/Nauman Ali, 10. Mohammad Abbas, 11. Shaheen Shah Afridi

Kingston Jamaica Pitch Report and Weather

Sabina Park lived up to its reputation in the 1st Test as the pitch proved to be a safe haven for the pacers.

All 40 wickets in the 1st Test were taken by the seamers and the same is likely to be the case in the 2nd match given the fact the weather is expected to be overcast for most parts.

The average 1st innings score in 53 games played at the venue is 320 which increases to 338 in the 2nd innings before shrinking to 239 and 147 respectively in the 3rd and 4th innings.

While teams batting first have emerged victorious on 17 occasions in 53 Tests, sides bowling first have won on 22 instances.

As far as weather is concerned, while the first day is set to be clear, there are significant chances of rain on each of the next four days.

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Match Prediction

While West Indies are riding high thanks to a thrilling win in the 1st Test, no side is more dangerous than the Pakistanis when they are cornered. It should be yet another thrilling Test but expect Pakistan to storm back and square the series 1-1.

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