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West Indies vs Pakistan 1st T20 Predictions & Tips - Rizwan to fire Pakistan to win

  • West Indies vs Pakistan predictions for Wednesday’s T20I cricket match
  • The match will be played in Bridgetown at 15:00 BST
  • Pakistan have won 4 of their last 5 T20 fixtures against the Windies
  • I am tipping Pakistan to win the 1st T20I
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Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan has scored 50+ runs in two of his last three T20 knocks (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 27 Jul 2021
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West Indies vs Pakistan Predictions


West Indies come off a good win against Australia but Pakistan is a whole new challenge. With Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam in form, I am tipping the visitors to win the 1st T20I.

  • West Indies’ Evin Lewis scored 79 runs in the last T20I match.
  • West Indies’ Evin Lewis scored 55 runs in the 3rd ODI against Australia.
  • Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan has scored 85, 37 & 76 runs in his last 3 T20I matches.
  • Pakistan’s Babar Azam is rated as the 2nd best T20 batsman in the world.
  • Pakistan have won 4 of their last 5 T20I matches against the West Indies.

Head to Head


Pakistan have won four of their last five T20I matches against the West Indies. They last met in 2018 where Pakistan won by eight wickets.

West Indies Form


The West Indies will be confident coming into this series after beating Australia 4-1 in their last T20I series. Prior to that, the Windies lost 3-2 to South Africa.

Leading the series 3-1, the West Indies batted first in the 5th T20 against Australia. Evin Lewis struck 79 runs off just 34 balls to lead the hosts to a 199-run total at Gros Islet. 

On a good batting deck the bowlers backed the batsmen up, restricting Australia to 183 in 20 overs. Sheldon Cottrell was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-28 in four overs.

The West Indies did lose the subsequent ODI series 2-1 against Australia. Lewis however continued his fine form, scoring 55 runs in the last match.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


The West Indies may look to make minor changes to their side but they have been quite consistent of late. Shai Hope may get an opportunity in T20I cricket if Andre Fletcher doesn’t find his form.

Pakistan Form


Pakistan lost their most recent T20I series 2-1 in England. After winning the first match of the series, Pakistan failed to back it up in the final two matches.

Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam proved once again that they are among the top T20 batsmen in the world, and certainly the best opening pair.

Over the course of the three matches, Rizwan scored 50+ on two occasions while Azam jot 85 runs in the first match.

Pakistan Injuries & Team News


With the T20 Cricket World Cup later this year, Pakistan will want to keep the continuity within their side. They may look to give opportunities to some fringe players but they should be at close to full strength throughout the series.

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Verdict

Pakistan have plenty of quality within their ranks so I'm backing them to beat the West Indies. Mohammad Rizwan's form in this format has been incredible, he is tipped to top score for Pakistan.

For the West Indies, Evin Lewis holds the value the best batsman market.

Best Bet: Pakistan Win Result @110.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Pakistan Batsman Tip: Mohammad Rizwan Best Pakistan Batsman @275.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best West Indies Batsman Tip: Evin Lewis Best West Indies Batsman @250.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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