Yesterday Highlights: ICC World Cup Cricket 2019 – England Won the Match by 104 runs over South Africa, which was all out by 39.5 overs for the score of 207. Ben Stokes was titled as Man of the Match for scoring 89 runs which include nine 4’s and taking a stunning catch and picking 2 wickets.
Today’s Match: For the first time in years, the Indies features a team which could go near to winning the tournament.
The top of the order gives the imposing figure of Chris Gayle, who has been bimanual the extra responsibility of vice-captaincy. Gayle, 39, compiled a pair of centuries and a couple of half-centuries within the West Indies’ recent series against England within the Caribbean.
“As a senior player it’s my responsibility to support the captain and everybody else within the team,” says Gayle, who retired from ODI cricket briefly after the 2015 World Cup but made a return two years later. “This can most likely be the most important World Cup, therefore, there’ll be huge expectations and that I understand we’ll do fine for the folks of the Indies.”
For a team who routinely oscillate between sublime cricket and farce and are cursed with a legendary ability to self-destruct, Pakistan will enter another World Cup as the proverbial dark horses with good memories of England.
Sarfraz and his men should heed the suggestion from somebody who splendidly galvanised a historically fractious aspect to World Cup glory in 1992.
“Unpredictable – that’s a word that us as coaching staff hate,” coach Micky Arthur recently said in a video on the cricket board’s website.
Match Details: West Indies vs. Pakistan match will take place today, 31st May 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham at 3:00 PM IST. Toss takes place around 2:30 PM IST.