WI vs PAK 1st Test: From Babar Azam to Kemar Roach, 5 players to watch out for in West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test: The two cricket nations- West Indies and Pakistan will begin their new campaign in the second edition of the World Test Championship. Windies and Pakistan will open their campaign when they square off against each other in the first Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica starting from August 12.
InsideSport looks at 5 players to watch out for in the upcoming first Test match between West Indies and Pakistan.
The bowling allrounder for West Indies, Mayers has shown a phenomenal skill set in the 6 Test matches he has played for his side. Though he had an off-colour in Windies recent stint against South Africa in the Tests, where he mustered just 59 runs in his four outings. His otherwise Test average- 47.36 in a total of 12 innings backs him as an interesting player to watch out for.
A veteran of 65 Tests for West Indies, the right-arm fast bowler gives reasons to watch out for him because of his disciplined bowling. His overall Test stats- eco- 3.09 and 223 wickets in 116 innings clubbed with his hot form against the Proteas- eco- 2.94 and 9 wickets in three innings make him an interesting watch every time he walks the pitch.
The opening batsman for Pakistan in Tests, Ali has some remarkable records under his belt. His overall Test numbers- average- 49.65 in the 19 innings he played for his side speak a lot of his batting skills. Besides, he can be a bane for the hosts as he is coming from his hot form against Zimbabwe where he mustered 275 runs in the two innings and returned unbeaten in both innings.
WI vs PAK 1st Test: The captain of Pakistan, Azam’s willow can potentially burst against the Caribbeans as he is vying to get his form in the Test cricket. An underperformer with the bat in Pakistan’s recent series against Zimbabwe, Azam would be an interesting watch in the upcoming series. Pakistan’s batting mainstay has phenomenal Test figures and averages 42.53.
The 27-year-old right-arm pacer- Hasan Ali has been Pakistan’s bowling mainstay for quite some time. His skills with the ball have earned him remarkable numbers- eco- 3.13 and 57 wickets in just 25 innings makes him an interesting watch with the ball. Further, he can carry forward his sublime form against the Windies as he is coming from a phenomenal feat of 14 wickets and an economy of 2.48 in the four innings.
WI vs PAK 1st Test: From Babar Azam to Kemar Roach, 5 players to watch out for in West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test
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