WI vs PAK Today Match Prediction 2nd Test, Cricket Betting Tips, 20th August

Kraigg Braithwaite is 28-year-old but is an experienced campaigner of Test cricket. He has 71 test matches and has been a regular on the test side for almost a decade.
  • Match: West Indies  vs. Pakistan (WI vs PAK)
  • Date- 20th August 2021
  • Match Format- 2nd Test
  • Venue- Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 
  • Time- 8:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Cloudy and Scattered Thunderstorms,25-32℃

WI vs PAK, 2nd Test General Online Betting Odds

West Indies – 3.50

Pakistan- 1.95

Draw- 3.70

WI vs PAK Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites with Odds For WI vs. PAKWI(Odds)PAK(Odds)Draw(Odds)
Bet3653.501.953.75
1x Bet2.491.563.56
Betway3.501.953.60
Unibet3.501.953.85

WI vs PAK Today Match Prediction, 2nd Test, 20th August 2021

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Pakistan

Pakistan suffered a narrow heartening loss in the 1st test match. They needed just one wicket to win the match and West Indies were 18 runs away from the target, everyone thought it would be Pakistan’s game but heroics from Kemar Roach shattered many hearts. Pakistan were defending just 160 odd runs but their bowlers put in a commendable effort which nearly gave them the victory. Now we move to the 2nd match and Pakistan needs to win this match to avoid a series loss against the West Indies after decades.

Pakistan had many positives from this match. Especially their bowling was on top of their bowling and the resurgence of Shaheen Afridi was the biggest positive for them. They would be disappointed with their batting lineup efforts as only Fawad Alam in 1st innings and Babar Azam in 2nd innings looked in control against fierce West Indies bowling spearheads. The opening is their biggest problem, let’s see if they will make changes to sort out that position.

  • Imran Butt batting average is just 17.5
  • Abid Ali average during 2020/21 was 13.62
  • Shaheen Afridi has picked 27 wickets from 6 test matches in 2021

Top Batsmen from 1st match

  • Babar Azam– 85 runs with 55 highest
  • Faheem Ashraf- 64 runs with 44 highest
  • Fawad Alam- 56 runs with 56 highest 

Top Bowler of Pakistan from 1st match

  • Shaheen Afridi- 8 wickets at 13.62 average 
  • Hasan Ali- 4 wickets at 22.75 average 
  • Mohammad Abbas- 3 wickets at 23.33 average

West Indies 

West Indies clinched a nail-biting victory from jaws of defeat in 1st match and going into 2nd match, their spirits will be very high. West Indies is yet to win a series against Pakistan since 2000 and this will be the best chance for Kraigg Braithwaite and his army to break this jinx and write history in Caribbean cricket. West Indies was cruising towards victory in chasing 160 odd runs at one stage with 84 for 3 wickets but lower-order collapse complicated things for them.

West Indies were without their premier fast bowler Shanon Gabriel but young bowlers like Jayden Seales and K Mayers did well with the ball. Jayden Seales took his maiden five-wicket haul in 2nd innings and hopes will be high on him going into the 2nd match. Just like Pakistan, West Indies needs to address problems in the batting order as apart from Kraigg Braithwaite and Holder, no one looked comfortable on the bouncy track of Jamaica.

  • Kraigg Braithwaite has scored 543 runs against Pakistan at 38.78 average.
  • Jason Holder’s bowling average is 22.26 against Pakistan.
  • Jermaine Blackwood’s batting average is just 22.92 under Kraigg Braithwaite captaincy.

Top Batsmen of West Indies from 1st match

  • Kraigg Braithwaite- 99 runs, 97 highest
  • Jermaine Blackwood– 77 runs, 55 highest
  • Roston Chase- 43 runs, 22 highest

Top Bowler of West Indies from 1st match

  • Jayden Seales- 8 wickets at 15.62 average
  • Jason Holder- 4 wickets at 15.50 average 
  • Kemar Roach- 5 wickets at 15.40 average 

Venue Stats:

StadiumSabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 
Total matches53
Matches won batting first17
Matches won bowling first22
Average 2nd Inns scores321
Average 2nd Inns scores339
Average 3rd Inns scores239
Average 4th Inns scores146
The highest total recorded849/10 (258.2 Ov) by ENG vs WI
The lowest score recorded 47/10 (25.3 Ov) by WI vs ENG

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be good on the first and last day but Scattered Thunderstorms are expected on other days. In the first match, showers did come at some intervals but it hardly affected the tempo of the match. Sunshine will be there at regular intervals. We can expect some real cricket without any real interruption from rain.

  • Rain: 46%
  • Humidity 70%
  • Wind speed: 18-24 km/h.
  • Temperature-  25-32 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Jamaica’s pitch was expected to be bouncy and fiery and it played like that in the 1st match. Batsmen were always on toes and stroke-making was not that easy in the early part of the innings. Seamers will enjoy this pitch but spinners will also play a vital role from the 4th or 3rd day onwards. In the last match, West Indies chose to bowl first after winning the toss but it nearly backfired them in the 4th innings. It will be interesting what captains will choose this time around.

WI vs PAK 2nd Test Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

WI Playing XI

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican

Wicket-keeper: Joshua Da Silva (wk)

Batsmen: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood

All-rounders:  Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jason Holder

Bowlers: Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican

PAK Playing XI

Abdullah Shafique,  Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas 

Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 

Batsmen: Abdullah Shafique,  Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam

All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf

Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas 

WI vs PAK– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Pakistan  is expected to win the match against West Indies 

KhelTalk experts feel that Pakistan will win this match. Pakistan suffered a heartbreaking loss in the 1st match but they nearly pulled off an incredible turnaround in the last innings. Pakistani bowlers looked very threatening and fierce in the 1st match and it will be again their biggest strength going into the 2nd and decisive match. 

Although West Indies won the 1st match there are big question marks over their batting lineup and someone needs to play long innings as Kraigg Braithwaite did in the 1st innings. Pakistan’s bowling lineup is very strong and the 1st match’s setback will fire them up more. We expect Pakistan to win against the West Indies in this match. 

Top Batsman from West Indies – Kraigg Braithwaite(4.50 odds)

Kraigg Braithwaite is 28-year-old but is an experienced campaigner of Test cricket. He has 71 test matches and has been a regular on the test side for almost a decade. Braithwaite is captain of this team now and played an inspiring knock of 97 runs in 1st match.

He was unfortunate to get run out but his innings were the highlight of the match. He is not a stroke player but a well-balanced proper test player and can again give you good returns on Jamaica’s tough pitch.

Top Batsman from Pakistan – Fawad Alam (5.00 odds)

Fawad Alam has made a scintillating comeback to international cricket since 2020. Alam finally got his chance last year against England after breaking almost every record of Pakistan’s first-class cricket. Fawad Alam has scored 3 centuries since his comeback and looked in excellent touch in 1st match also.

He scored hard-working 56 runs on a track where all other Pakistani batsmen failed miserably. Fawad is a 34-year-old with tons of experience playing in extreme conditions and will give you a good return from the 2nd match. He is our pick for best batsman from Pakistan.

Top Bowler from West Indies– Kemar Roach (3.60 odds)

Kemar Roach again looked in supreme form with his line and length in the 1st match. Roach was one of the best bowlers on Jamaica pitch and constantly troubled Pakistani batsmen. He has picked more than 200 test wickets and showed full experience in the 1st match. He was the hero of the 1st match for his heroics with the bat in the 4th innings but his real heroics are yet to come with his bowling. He is our pick for best bowler from the West Indies.

Top Bowler from Pakistan – Hasan Ali (Odds- 3.25)

Hasan Ali nearly took Pakistan over the line in the 1st match. He didn’t look in rhythm in the 1st innings but made an incredible comeback in the 2nd innings. He picked 3 wickets in 2nd innings and was top of his bowling with his reverse swing.

Prior to the 1st match, he was in an incredible run of form in all formats. He recently made a comeback into the Pakistan team after a long-back injury and has been their best bowler since then. He has picked 30 wickets so far in just 5 matches and Jamaica’s pitch is tailor-made for his sharp bowling style. He can destroy West Indies batsmen with both old and new balls. He is our pick for best bowler from Pakistan.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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