West Indies vs Pakistan Test series 2021 – 1st Test

West Indies vs Pakistan Test series 2021

1st Test:

First Test of the 2 match series between West Indies and Pakistan is going to be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica starting from August 12th 2021.

West Indies vs Pakistan History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eighteenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 5 times. Whereas the opponent won 6 times. 6 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 13 years, from 1992-93 to 2005, where the West Indies team won twice and the Pakistani team won also twice.

The series between the teams was never won by West Indies after 2000.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against the Pakistani team was 2 series from 1976-77 to 1986-87.

The longest streak of undefeated for the West Indies team against the Pakistani team was 7 series from 1958-59 to 1997-98.

The consecutive winning streak for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 2 series from 2016-17 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 6 series from 2001-02 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Pakistan are LLDLD.

Matches:

The teams completed 52 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 17 times, whereas the opponent won 20 times with 15 draws. 

The teams played 9 consecutive tests without any draw from 2006 to present, in which West Indies won 3 games and Pakistan won 6 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 3 matches from 1958 to 1958.

The longest undefeated streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 6 matches from 1959 to 1977.

The consecutive winning streak for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 3 matches from 1958 to 1959, from 1997 to 2000 and from 2011 to 2016.

The longest undefeated streak for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 6 matches from 1993 to 2000.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Pakistan are LWLWL.

Caribbean Backyard:

Series:

When touring West Indies by Pakistan, the teams met to play bilateral series 8 times, out of them, the host won the series 4 times and the visitors won the series just once, the recent one. 3 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in a span of 30 years, between 1957-58 to 1987-88, where West Indies won both the times, and in a span of 13 years, between 1992-93 to 2005, where also West Indies won both the times.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 2 series from 1957-58 to 1987-88 and from 1992-93 to 2005.

The longest undefeated streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 7 series from 1957-58 to 2017.

The consecutive winning streak for the Pakistan team against West Indies was 1 series in 2017.

The longest undefeated streak for the Pakistan team against West Indies was 3 series from 2005 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Pakistan are LDDWW.

Matches:

On the Caribbean soil, the teams faced each other 26 times. out of them, West Indies received victory 12 times and defeated only 7 times with 7 draws.

The teams played 8 consecutive tests without any draw from 2000 to present, in which West Indies won 4 times and Pakistan also won 4 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 3 matches from 1958 to 1958 and from 1988 to 1993.

The longest undefeated streak for the West Indies team against Pakistan was 9 matches from 1988 to 2005.

The consecutive winning streak for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 2 matches from 2011 to 2017.

The longest undefeated streak for the Pakistani team against West Indies was 3 matches from 1993 to 2000.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Pakistan are LWLLW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is a comparison between the seventh rank (West Indies) and fifth rank (Pakistan) team. The host is 16 points behind the visitors.

West Indies: 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points while losing 1 position in the table. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 7 points and stay at the same position in the table. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will 1 point while losing 1 rank in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 5 points and stay at the same position in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points and stay at the same position in the table. 

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies are LLDDW.

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Pakistan:

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points while losing 1 position in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 3 points with no impact in the position. 

In case, the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 6 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 2 points with no impact in rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are WWWWL.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Jamaica shows the weather would be rainy throughout the game as the scattered thunderstorms would be expected all 5 days. The precipitation percentage would be between 44% and 62%, so the chance of rain would be high on all 5 days. The temperature would be between 31 to 32 Celsius. The wind would be between 20 – 24 km/h.

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 38 times out of 52 games, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 12 times and lost 14 times. 12 games resulted in a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are DWWLW.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 7 times and lost 5 times with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLWLW.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 15 matches between 1998 to 2016.

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 19 times with 14 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWDL.

Particularly, for West Indies, the team won the toss 25 times in 52 games. The team won 12 times and lost 7 times with 6 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while winning the toss, are LDLWL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLLLW.

The longest undefeated streak for the home side was 19 matches between 1958 to 1990.

The first batting team won the matches 17 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 21 times with 14 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WWLDW.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 269 in 2006, and the highest successful chase was 206 runs in 2012.

The first innings lowest total was 139 runs (completed innings) in 1954, and the highest total was 849 runs in 1930. For the second inning, the lowest total was 103 runs in 2006, whereas the highest was 790 runs in 1958. For the third inning, the lowest total was 47 runs in 2004, whereas the highest was 444 runs in 1953. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 114 runs (completed innings) in 2015, whereas the highest was 408 runs in 1930.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.03 and 35.50 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 28.59, and 27.50 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 4 times at the venue. The home team won twice and the visiting team also won twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Pakistan at the venue are LLWW -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a good record at the venue, as the team won 24 times out of 52 played games and lost 14 times with 14 draws. Whereas, the visiting team has an average record, as the team won twice and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LWLDL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are WWLL -.

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

West Indies:

The home side would go with the 2 pacers and a spinner. The team has an all-rounder, with spin, and a batting all-rounder and a bowling all-rounder, both with pace.

West Indies Eleven: K. Brathwaite, K. Powell, S. Hope, K. Mayers, J. Blackwood, R. Chase, J. da Silva, J. Holder, K. Roach, A. Joseph, J. Warrican 

Pakistan:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and a spinner. The team has an all-rounder with pace.

Pakistan Eleven: I.Butt, A. Ali, A. Ali, B. Azam, F. Alam, M. Rizwan, F. Ashraf, H. Ali, Y. Shah, M. Abbas, S. shah Afridi 

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.