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PAKISTAN Vs WEST INDIES – 3rd T20I PREVIEW, FANTASY TIPS AND POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Pakistan and West Indies are in UAE to play 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 3 Test matches and it kick started with shortest format of the game, T20I series. Pakistan lead the 3 match series 2-0 after showing brilliant efforts with both bat and bowl.

In the first match on last Friday, Imad Wasim bowled one outstanding spell which made West Indies top order collapsed and Wasim finished with 5/14 in 4 overs! West Indies sets the target of easy 116 runs and Pakistan chased it down in 15th over and won the game by 9 wickets. Imad won the Man of the Match for his T20 career best 5/14.

On Saturday, Pakistan faced West Indies in second match of the series and won the game comfortably once again. This time Pakistan batted first and West Indies was in upper hand at some situation of the Pakistan innings. But, opener Latif, Sarfaraz and Shoaib Malik helped the team to post challenging target of 160-4 in 20 overs. While chasing, West Indies top order struggled once again and lost 3 wickets in Power Play. End of the day, West Indies managed to score 144-9 in 20 overs and Pakistan won by 16 runs. Sohail Tanvir bowled an amazing spell and took 3-13 runs.

Tonight, these two teams are facing off in the last match of this exciting T20I series. With the series win, Pakistan players are back in shorter format and now they has hat-trick of wins in T20I! Pakistan will look for 3-0 win against the World Champs and it will help them to rise up in the ICC T20I rankings. Currently, they are in 7th position.

On the other hand, the World T20 Champions are in a situation of must win, tonight. The team with full of All-rounders who rules the T20 tournaments all over the world should prove their skills for their team. West Indies posted the score of 245 runs in 20 overs against India last month. They have all hard-hitting batsmen in their team. Their top order should play on their potential to avoid the whitewash against the no. 7 team in the rankings.

Let’s see who are all the key players and must picks in this match and possible line-ups of 2 teams.

Key Players :

From Pakistan :

Shoaib Malik :

The most consistent T20 performer for Pakistan in recent years. Shoaib Malik has failed to register a double-digit score just once in last 16 T20I innings he played. He is the most experienced T20 batsman of this squad. He has played 246 T20 matches in his career, also featured in 81 T20 International matches. In his T20 career, he has scored 6295 runs overall in 231 innings with the best of 95*. He has 114 wickets to his credit with the best bowling figures of 5/13. The batting all-rounder used to bowl when ever the team needs him and he is needed when ever the team needs to break the partnership. His sharp fielding also helps you to gain fantasy points. On Fantasy view, he is the key player and every fantasy team needs him!

    Dream11.com Credits : 10

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 900

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 6000

 

Khalid Latif :

The opening batsman, Khalid Latif scored 59*, 34* and 40 runs in the last 3 T20Is he played. Pakistan has won all of these 3 matches. He played match winning innings of 59* against England earlier this month. In this series against West Indies, he has scored 34* in the first match on Friday and assured 9 wickets win to his team. On Saturday, in the second game he has scored much needed 40 runs and the team won the game again. As another opener Sharjeel failed to score in both occasions, Khalid leads the foundation for his team in the top order. Hope for another good innings from this 30-year old batsman and it will help all the fantasy teams to gain lot of points!

    Dream11.com Credits : 8

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 775

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 6500

 

From West Indies :

Kieron Pollard :

The All-rounder from Trinidad is known for his hard-hitting skills. But, he misfires to score in the both occasions against Pakistan in this series. He is such a dangerous middle order batsman who could win the game for his team single handedly. He done that many times in the past and he has capabilities to do it again. Once he get set in the middle, he will turn out as a nightmare for Pakistan bowlers. He is useful bowler during the middle overs. He is the man who his captain needs when in the urgent of breaking the partnership. Guess, Pollard would not fail 3rd time in a row. So, expecting good show from him tonight and he will be the Key player for Fantasy Players.

    Dream11.com Credits : 9

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 875

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Sunil Narine :

The magician fails to impress in his last few outings. He was very expensive against India at Florida last month. He had bad outing against Pakistan on Friday night where he bowled 3 overs and remained wicket-less. On Saturday night it was more worse as he bowled 4 overs and ended up with economy of 9 and again remained wicket less. Narine proved his worth to the world in so many occasions. But, things are not going in his way at the moment. Still, as we all know he could come back to his usual form at any time. He has all the abilities to showcase his talent and return back to form. So, tonight may be that night and he is the key player for sure, once things start to go on in his way, he will turn as a match winner.

    Dream11.com Credits : 9

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 925

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Must Picks!

From Pakistan :

Imad Wasim :

With his recent performances, Imad Wasim turned out as match winner of Pakistan team. After the good season of CPL, Wasim carried his form in England. His high-class performance with both bat and bowl made him as a best player of Pakistan squad in recent ODI series and T20I against England. He just continuing his good form here in UAE too. He picked 5/14 against West Indies in first T20I and picked a wicket in 2nd match too. Now, all eyes on him and hopefully he will give his best again. He is one of must pick for all fantasy players.

    Dream11.com Credits : 9.5

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 850

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Sohail Tanvir :

The left arm bowler has one more great CPL season to his name. He was bit expensive against England in only T20I earlier this month. He started the series against West Indies with 2/26 and he picked 3/13 in the second match on Saturday. Sohail made himself as T20 specialist and he is a wicket taker for Pakistan. Surely he deserved a place in every Fantasy teams.

    Dream11.com Credits : 8.5

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 875

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 7000

 

From West Indies :

Dwayne Bravo :

The most valuable T20 all-rounder in the world, DJ Bravo showing his all-round performances in this series. He is the only batsman from WI who scored 50+ runs in this series. He has scored half century in the first match and that helps the team to past 100 run mark in that match. He started well in the second match and got out for 18 runs. When it comes to his bowling, he is the leading T20 wicket taker of 2016. But he was expensive in the second match on Saturday. He is a star performer and a pillar of this WI squad. You can expect match winning performance from him all the time. He is the must pick from this WI line-up.

    Dream11.com Credits : 10

    Dailyfantasycricket.com Salary : $ 925

    Moneyball9.com Salary : Rs. 7000

 

Possible Line-ups :

Pakistan :

1. Sharjeel Khan, 2. Khalid Latif, 3. Babar Azam, 4. Umar Akmal, 5. Sohaib Malik, 6. Sarfaraz Ahmed (Capt & WK), 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Mohammad Nawaz / Mohammad Amir, 9. Wahab Riaz / Rumaan Raees, 10. Sohail Tanvir, 11. Hasan Ali

West Indies :

1. Johnson Charles, 2. Evin Lewis / Chadwick Walton, 3. Andre Fletcher, 4. Marlon Samuels, 5. Nicolas Pooran / Rovman Powell, 6. Dwayne Bravo, 7. Kieron Pollard, 8. Carlos Brathwaite, 9. Sunil Narine, 10. Jerome Taylor, 11. Samuel Badree

 

Best Wishes to All Fantasy Players 🙂

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

Cricket is what everyone loves. If you’re ready to play fantasy cricket but don’t know how to analyze players, consider his Articles as the foundation of your fantasy teams. Anand is a cricket blogger and fantasy cricket lover.

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