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Pakistan and West Indies in UAE – 1st T20I Fantasy Preview

Finally, the wait is over. Pakistan vs West Indies T20I series kick-off tonight at Dubai International Cricket Stadium – 8 PM (Local) 9.30 PM (IST) 4 PM (GMT)

In 2016, Pakistan have lost 7 out of 12 T20Is. West Indies, meanwhile have won 7 out of 8 T20Is this year. The 3 match series between these two teams begins tonight. We are giving the Fantasy Preview for this thrilling encounter with Key Players, Must Picks along with the salary cap information of leading Fantasy Cricket websites for the players of these two teams.


Pakistan vs West Indies – 1st T20I :

Key Players from Pakistan :

Umar Akmal :

One of Akmal brothers, Umar joined the team after omitted from England tour. Umar playing this series as specialist batsman. He had amazing time in National T20 Cup and finished the tour as the leading run-getter with 363 runs at an average of 73 and the Strike rate of 183.33! The performance in National T20 Cup brought him to this squad and he is ready to go against the World Champions. Umar had good CPL season too. As he has done lot for Pakistan’s T20 side in the past, he remains as one of the best for them. He may come to bat at no. 4 or 5 based on the situation. credits : 9.5 Salary : $850 Salary : Rs. 6500

Imad Wasim :

All-rounder had good season in this year Caribbean Premier League and he also had good time in recent England tour. His economical bowling helped the title winner Jamaica Tallawahs very well and he picked 11 wickets in 11 innings. His ODI career best bowling figures are 5/14 which came in recent only ODI vs Ireland. He also scored runs with bat, he scored 153 runs in 4 innings vs England and remained not out in all 4 innings! Wasim picked 2 wickets against England in Only T20I earlier this month. He may take game away from WI batsmen in the middle overs. Credits :9.5 Salary : $850 Salary : Rs. 7000

Sharjeel Khan : 

The Left hand opening batsman from Hyderabad, Sind had some tough time in the past. PSL tournament brought him to national side. His century in PSL was terrific and he brought that form to International matches. His Century against Ireland became the 4th fastest century by Pakistan player. He scored 59 against England in only T20I recently. Once he set in the middle, he used to play strokes and also the big hits. If West Indies bowlers miss to take his wicket in power-play overs, he will become as headache for WI bowlers. Credits : 9 Salary : $825 Salary : Rs. 7000


Key Players from West Indies :

Marlon Samuels : 

The most experience batsman in this West Indies squad. Marlon playing International cricket since 2000. He used to bat at no. 3 to no. 6 based on the situation in T20 cricket. When ever the team needs some one to take responsibility, Samuels takes that role and he used to play key role. He was the Man of the Match in 2012 WT20 Final. He played the similar innings in 2016 WT20 knock-out stage too. Samuels struggled for form against India in tests last month. As he looking for form and T20 matches are right place for him to find his form back. Guess, he will do it in this series. Credits : 9.5 Salary : $ 850 Salary : Rs. 6,500

Kieron Pollard :

One of the most experienced T20 player in the world, Kieron Pollard missed WT20 earlier this year due to injury. He played IPL and CPL, but he is going to play T20 International after so long time. The hard hitting batsman could change the course of the match in just few minutes of time. He bowls well in the middle overs. His right arm medium fast brings momentum to his team sometimes. He may surprise by taking 2 or more wickets in quick time. Surely, Kieron Pollard is one of the key player in this match. Credits : 9 Salary : $ 875 Salary : Rs. 7000

Evin Lewis :

Lewis is new to International Cricket, he has played only 3 T20I till now but he already made impression with T20I Century against India last month. He had very good season in CPL and he scores runs quickly. The opening batsman starts to hit the ball from very first over. He is T20 specialist. If he carries his form, he will score big runs and turn the things in to his team’s favor. Credits : 8.5 Salary : $775 Salary : Rs. 6,500


Must Picks from Pakistan :

Shoaib Malik :

The most experienced batting all-rounder in the Pakistan team. Malik played so many T20 matches all over the world. He played some good innings in CPL this season, but he had average tour in England. As the matches are back to UAE, expecting some big innings from him. His major strength is his consistency. He used to bowl part-time off spin. He takes wicket when ever the team needs. He broke the partnership once it started to build. Surely, Shoaib Malik is comes under must picks category for all Fantasy players. Credits : 10 Salary : $ 900 Salary : Rs. 6,500

Mohammad Amir :

The Fast bowler returned back to International Cricket earlier this year after facing 5 years ban. He shows his skills from the day he returned to International cricket. He is one of the dangerous fast bowler in the cricketing world right now. He can turn the things quickly with his accurate Fast bowling. He was expensive against England in Only ODI earlier this month, that’s not make him as bad bowler in T20 arena. He can bowl one hell of a spell at any time which would make opponents suffer. Credits : 9 Salary : $875 Salary : Rs. 7000


Must Picks from West Indies :

Dwayne Bravo :

The most wicket-taker in T20 history, DJ Bravo will be the headache for Pakistan batsman. The all-rounder can bowl varieties of balls with well mix of slow and fast. He picked 63 T20 wickets in 54 matches this year. He can bat well in the middle order. Bravo is a dangerous batsman during the end overs, he can smash the ball out of the ground quite often. He is the must pick for Fantasy Players from this West Indies camp. Credits : 10 Salary : $ 925 Salary : Rs. 7000

Johnson Charles :

The Batsman who are having the dream form of his career. Charles made impression in WT20 earlier this year. He was the 2nd most run-getter in this year CPL. He has 4 half-centuries to his name in last 5 T20 matches. He scored 42 against Emirates Cricket Board in practice match on Tuesday. Once he sets in the middle, he will assure the score board ticking and helps the team to score mammoth total on the board. Credits : 9 Salary : $825 Salary : Rs. 6500


Possible Playing XI :

Pakistan :

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

West Indies :

1. Johnson Charles, 2. Evin Lewis, 3. Andre Fletcher (WK), 4. Marlon Samuels, 5. Nicholas Pooran, 6. Kieron Pollard, 7. Carlos Brathwaite (Capt), Dwayne Bravo, 9. Sunil Narine, 10 & 11. Samuel Badree / Jason Holder / Jerome Taylor.


All the best to all Fantasy Players!!


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