Will West Indies manage to break their 21-year long losing streak to Pakistan?

With 3 out of the 4 T20i matches between Pakistan and West Indies not producing a result in this rain-impacted series, the teams are now set to clash in 2 test matches. Pakistan edged the T20i series, winning only 1 out of 4 T20i matches narrowly by 7 runs. The entire series was heavily affected by rain, and as a result, the other 3 matches ended in no results, and Pakistan won the 4-match series 1-0. Out of the 3 matches that were canceled, one of them didn’t even last 2 overs before being called off, while the last match ended after 3 overs.

The test series will begin on 12th August, with the first match taking place from 12th-16th August, and the second one from 20th -24th August. These matches will be crucial as they will be among the first matches that will be part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship.

In the previous edition of the World Test Championship between 2019-21, Pakistan finished the tournament at 6th place, while West Indies finished 8th. 

Hence, the stakes are now much higher for both of them. Both teams will be looking to make it to the playoffs in this season of the Test Championship. The best way to do it is by making a statement. Winning the first test series is the best way to do it. It will give both teams a massive push that will help propel them into the playoffs as the tournament moves forward.

The history between Pakistan and the West Indies has shown us that neither of them is easy to beat. Players from both teams are not ready to lose, and as a result, their head-to-head scores are relatively close. Of the 52 test matches played between them, Pakistan has a close edge, winning 20 matches, while West Indies, who is not far behind, has won 17 matches. The remaining 15 matches have ended in a draw.

West Indies is going to be looking to break its losing streak against Pakistan, as they haven’t been able to win a single one out of their last six test series against Pakistan. Pakistan has won 5 out of the last 6 series against the Caribbeans, and one of them ended in a draw. The last time West Indies won a Test series against Pakistan was back in 2000. Hence if it wins, this will be its first series win against Pakistan in 21 years.

West Indies has had massive success in the T-20 format, winning the last edition of the ICC World T-20, but have not been able to replicate that success in the test format, as they have won only one out of their last five-test series, so a win over Pakistan will give them a massive boost.

As for Pakistan, the team’s most successful venture in recent memory was in the ODI format, when they beat India by a massive 180 runs to capture the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan has won 3 out of its last 5 test series and will need to maintain this momentum moving forward. 

The series will be interesting as it has got many talented players. The Pakistani team is led by captain Babar Azam will feature several talented players like Sarfaraz Ahmad, Mohammed Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi.

The West Indies squad is led by captain Kraigg Brathwaite and his stacked team of players like Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, and the young Alzarri Joseph who is best known for the best bowling figures in IPL history, a feat which he achieved in his IPL debut when he took 6 wickets.

Hence this will be a must-watch series for all cricket fans, and crucial for both teams as the Test Championship continues.

Will West Indies manage to break their 21-year long losing streak to Pakistan?

With 3 out of the 4 T20i matches between Pakistan and West Indies not producing a result in this rain-impacted series, the teams are now set to clash in 2 test matches. Pakistan edged the T20i series, winning only 1 out of 4 T20i matches narrowly by 7 runs. The entire series was heavily affected by rain, and as a result, the other 3 matches ended in no results, and Pakistan won the 4-match series 1-0. Out of the 3 matches that were canceled, one of them didn’t even last 2 overs before being called off, while the last match ended after 3 overs.

The test series will begin on 12th August, with the first match taking place from 12th-16th August, and the second one from 20th -24th August. These matches will be crucial as they will be among the first matches that will be part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship.

In the previous edition of the World Test Championship between 2019-21, Pakistan finished the tournament at 6th place, while West Indies finished 8th. 

Hence, the stakes are now much higher for both of them. Both teams will be looking to make it to the playoffs in this season of the Test Championship. The best way to do it is by making a statement. Winning the first test series is the best way to do it. It will give both teams a massive push that will help propel them into the playoffs as the tournament moves forward.

The history between Pakistan and the West Indies has shown us that neither of them is easy to beat. Players from both teams are not ready to lose, and as a result, their head-to-head scores are relatively close. Of the 52 test matches played between them, Pakistan has a close edge, winning 20 matches, while West Indies, who is not far behind, has won 17 matches. The remaining 15 matches have ended in a draw.

West Indies is going to be looking to break its losing streak against Pakistan, as they haven’t been able to win a single one out of their last six test series against Pakistan. Pakistan has won 5 out of the last 6 series against the Caribbeans, and one of them ended in a draw. The last time West Indies won a Test series against Pakistan was back in 2000. Hence if it wins, this will be its first series win against Pakistan in 21 years.

West Indies has had massive success in the T-20 format, winning the last edition of the ICC World T-20, but have not been able to replicate that success in the test format, as they have won only one out of their last five-test series, so a win over Pakistan will give them a massive boost.

As for Pakistan, the team’s most successful venture in recent memory was in the ODI format, when they beat India by a massive 180 runs to capture the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan has won 3 out of its last 5 test series and will need to maintain this momentum moving forward. 

The series will be interesting as it has got many talented players. The Pakistani team is led by captain Babar Azam will feature several talented players like Sarfaraz Ahmad, Mohammed Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi.

The West Indies squad is led by captain Kraigg Brathwaite and his stacked team of players like Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, and the young Alzarri Joseph who is best known for the best bowling figures in IPL history, a feat which he achieved in his IPL debut when he took 6 wickets.

Hence this will be a must-watch series for all cricket fans, and crucial for both teams as the Test Championship continues.

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