View Poll Results: who will win the match??? Pakistan OR West Indies

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    Default ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 || prediction no.43 || 1st QF || Pakistan vs West Indie

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    1st Quarter Final ODI Match - Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

    Pakistan Vs West Indies


    On Mar 23, 2011 from 14:30 Local | 08:30 GMT |

    Pakistan would take on West Indies in the 1st Quarter Final ODI match of the ICC World Cup 2011. The match will be hosted at Mirpur. Schedule time of Match is 14:30 Local Time (08:30 GMT). The match is schedule to be played on Mar 23, 2011. The schedule match would be Day/Night and played under flood light condition
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    Head-to-head record: West Indies lead 64-48 (Tied: 2)

    In World Cups: West Indies lead 6-2

    In the sub-continent: West Indies lead 16-12 (Tied: 1)

    It will be a clash between instinctive flair versus the Caribbean Calypso when Pakistan take on West Indies in the first QF of the ICC CWC 2011 in Mirpur.

    West Indies, who were at the receiving end of the stone-pelters’ wrath after their resounding win against hosts Bangladesh on March 4, are pitted against a rampaging Pakistan outfit, which is playing its best cricket in almost a decade.

    Led by the mercurial Shahid Afridi, Team Pakistan has carved their way into the quarters of the quadrennial tournament in their most typical style – playing their best when pitted against all odds. It would be interesting to know how many of the cricket Pundits had predicted Pakistan to top Group A and bring the Aussie juggernaut to an abrupt halt after their 34-match winning streak in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

    But, we are talking about Pakistan - for whom unpredictability is the only safe prediction. Talking about the team composition, Pakistan hold a clear edge in the bowling department. Umar Gul is in top form and coach Waqar Younis has shown confidence in this Peshawar-born “Pathan”. Gul leads Pakistan’s assembly of bowlers, which includes the likes of Wahab Riaz, Abdul Razzaq and Shoaib Akhtar. Skipper Shahid Afridi leads the spin attack and is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker so far.

    Pakistan have an attack capable of bowling out any side, on any pitch. They are playing with a lot of intent and purpose. However, opening is still a big concern for Pakistan, with their highest first-wicket stand in the 2011 Cricket World Cup being just 28 runs till date. Apart from Umar Akmal and Misbah-ul- Haq, the batting has looked devoid of purpose. The team think-tank will be keen to address the issue before it gets too late.

    In World Cup

    - West Indies have won six and lost two out of eight played - West Indies winning % 75.00 and Pakistan 25.00 %

    - West Indies have won six times against Pakistan at the World Cup in 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 2007. Pakistan's two World Cup victories against West Indies in 1987 and 1999.

    Overall World Cup

    - West Indies have won 38 and lost 24 out of 63 played - Winning % 61.29 (NR 1).

    - Pakistan have won 35 and lost 25 out of 62 played - winning % 58.33.

    Approaching milestones

    - In case of a West Indies win, it will be their first against a strong opponent since July 2009 - their last being against India at Kingston on June 28, 2009. Their only victories came against Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

    - Devon Smith (974) needs 26 runs to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs.

    - Chris Gayle (99) requires just one catch to complete a century of catches in ODIs.

    - Shahid Afridi (17 at 11.47) needs one wicket to register the best bowling performance as captain in a single edition of the World Cup. Imran had captured 17 wickets at 13.05 runs apiece in seven matches in 1987-88.

    - Afridi, in case of two wickets, would be establishing a record for most wickets by a Pakistani bowler in a World Cup competition. Wasim Akram had captured 18 wickets at 18.77 runs apiece in ten games in 1991-02.

    - Misbah-ul-Haq (1949) requires 51 runs to complete 2,000 runs in ODIs.

    - Shivnarine Chanderpaul (926) needs 74 runs to become the third West Indian after Brian Lara (1225) and Vivian Richards (1013) to complete 1,000 runs at the World Cup.
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