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What was supposed to be important T20 World Cup preparation has turned into a damp squib. For the West Indies, who have their issues against spin, a battle against a good attack can help them answer crucial questions about their batting lineup for the showpiece tournament. Pakistan also have their own questions to answer, and would like more of an opportunity to build confidence ahead of their quest for T20 World Cup glory.

Instead, the weather has played the dominant role in this series, washing out two of the three matches so far. Rain is forecast again for the final match of the series, but one can hope that the weather relents enough to allow for a result in what was originally scheduled to be a slow burn five-match series. Pakistan have had the upper hand throughout the series thus far, which serves as a good challenge for the powerpacked Windies side to try and overcome.

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

West Indies:

  • Nicholas Pooran has a key role to play. He scored a brilliant 33-ball 62* in the second T20I, and enjoys playing at Providence Stadium (342 runs in 12 T20 knocks at a superb average and strike rate of 57.00 and 175.38 respectively). However, he has never made 30+ scores in consecutive T20I innings.
  • Shimron Hetmyer is also one to watch on his home ground. He couldn’t quite get going in the second T20I (17 off 18 balls), but he has plenty of T20 experience at Providence Stadium (14 inns, 401 runs, avg. 33.42, SR 133.22).
  • Chris Gayle could open again, and eyes will be on the Universe Boss to see whether he can overcome a poor run of form. In 2021, Gayle averages below 17 and strikes under 115 in T20Is (15 inns, 215 runs, avg. 16.53, SR 114.97).
  • Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell will be key in finishing well for the Windies. Pollard scored a 9-ball 22* in the first T20I, part of 170 runs vs Pakistan (avg. 24.28, SR 111.11). Can he improve on these numbers?
  • Jason Holder will be key in the powerplay and death overs. He took 4/26 in the second T20I, taking his tally to seven wickets in five T20s on this ground, as well as six scalps in six matches vs Pakistan.
  • Hayden Walsh was recently player of the series vs Australia. He was outstanding, with 11 wickets in five T20Is at a strike rate of just 10.
  • Dwayne Bravo has the most runs for any current WI player vs Pakistan (6 inns, 190 runs, avg. 31.66, SR 103.26). He will also be at the death (2/24 in the second T20I).

Pakistan:

  • Babar Azam now has four 50+ scores in 11 knocks vs West Indies. Also, Babar has the most runs in WI-PAK T20Is, with 454 at an average of 56.75 and strike rate of 125.41.
  • Mohammad Rizwan looked solid in his only hit out so far this series (46 off 36 balls in the second T20I). Rizwan has scored 1,252 runs in 28 T20s in 2021 at an average of 65.89 and strike rate in the region of 135.
  • Shadab Khan has the most wickets in WI-PAK T20Is (9 inns, 15 wickets, avg. 11.20, econ. 5.27). He is wicketless so far in five overs this series, but he was economical in the second match (0/22). He has the potential to take wickets if the Windies batsmen look to go after him.
  • Expect Mohammad Hafeez to play a role with the ball once again. He took 1/6 in the second T20I and won player of the match. However, Pakistan will also hope Hafeez turns his poor batting numbers around both against WI (6 inns, 56 runs, avg. 9.33) and on this ground (90 runs in nine innings at an average of 11.25).
  • Hasan Ali has taken 30 wickets in 20 T20s in 2021. He has the potential to take wickets in the death overs. As does Haris Rauf.

Stats and Facts

  • Pakistan have won 12 of the 15 completed T20Is against West Indies.
  • West Indies batted out 47 dot balls in the second T20I – an area they will be desperate to improve on today.
  • Pakistan have won the last four completed T20Is against the Windies.

Possible Playing 11

West Indies went into the third T20I without their two first-choice openers due to injuries. This could be the case again today.

West Indies: 1. Andre Fletcher, 2. Chris Gayle, 3. Shimron Hetmyer, 4. Nicholas Pooran (wk), 5. Kieron Pollard (c), 6. Andre Russell, 7. Jason Holder, 8. Romario Shepherd, 9. Dwayne Bravo, 10. Hayden Walsh, 11. Akeal Hosein

Haris Rauf replaced Shaheen Shah Afridi for the washed out third T20I. Pakistan could look to pick him again to give him a chance at the bowling crease.

Pakistan: 1. Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2. Sharjeel Khan, 3. Babar Azam (c), 4. Fakhar Zaman, 5. Mohammad Hafeez, 6. Sohaib Maqsood/Azam Khan, 7. Shadab Khan, 8. Hasan Ali, 9. Mohammad Wasim/Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10. Usman Qadir, 11. Haris Rauf

Providence Stadium Guyana Pitch Report and Weather

Unfortunately, more rain is forecast in Guyana. However, there is hope that the rain will relent enough to allow for a match. According to AccuWeather, 2mm of rain will fall during the day in Guyana.

In terms of the pitch, slower balls and spin continues to reign supreme in West Indies. In CPL 2019, the average first innings score in seven matches on this ground was 161.43. The team batting first won four of those matches. Pakistan showed in the second T20I that a score in that region is certainly a competitive one.

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Match Prediction

Bat first and score in the region of 160. If the weather allows for a full game, this kind of score has been very effective in West Indies in recent times. If either side can reach this mark, they are favourites to win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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