Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I Betting Tips 13/12/2021

December 12, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I Betting Tips 13/12/2021

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Over the years, West Indies cricket authorities and players have helped Pakistan time and again by agreeing to tour the Asian country despite most other cricketing nations shunning them.

They have done that yet again, although, like their previous tours, this current side of theirs is also missing a number of key players, giving them a B-team look.

Regular captain, Kieron Pollard is not part of the touring party due to a hamstring injury, due to which allrounder Rovman Powell was picked for T20Is and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas for the 50-over format.

If that wasn’t enough, the group visiting from the Caribbean has now seen four of its members sidelined after Covid was found in their system. Three of the four are players, including Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers.

That weakened an already weak unit that would have been a distant second-best even if it had all its regular players available.


Pakistan and their faithful are well aware that a touring West Indies side does not strike any fear in anyone’s heart anymore. A depleted Windies makes the task ever easier.

But as has been the case in recent times, especially since the upset defeat at home to an understrength Sri Lanka side towards the rear end of 2019, the Green Shirts have gone pretty much with all their regulars. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez’s combined billions of years of experience is certainly missing but then they rarely get picked for easy home assignments anyway.

The bigger absentee is Imad Wasim, although Mohammad Nawaz can be more than an adequate replacement for the all-rounder.

Among the new additions are Abdullah Shafique, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, and Saud Shakeel. It depends which and how many of them get a chance, although Iftikhar is almost certain to play.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Pakistan are big favourites for this fixture. Parimatch has Pakistan priced at 1.34 and West Indies at 3.20. Sportsbet has Pakistan available for 1.35 and West Indies for 3.25. Lastly, Paripesa has Pakistan priced at 1.315 and West Indies at 3.54.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Babar Azam to score 50 runs – yes @ 2.55

Babar Azam averages a ridiculous 82.50 in T20Is played at the National Stadium Karachi. Furthermore, he is coming off a frustrating T20I series in Bangladesh where he failed in all three matches. Back on home turf where batting is easier, the ball comes on the bat and boundaries are short, expect Babar to make up for his recent failures. If all goes according to plan, a fifty is the least we can expect of him. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Nicholas Pooran to score more than 19.5 runs @ 1.87

Nicholas Pooran has been West Indies’ second most prolific batter in T20Is this year behind Evin Lewis. He is currently the most capable run maker of his side and so if anyone’s going to find runs from the touring party, it would most likely be him. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


Pakistan should blow West Indies out of the water, but the extremely short odds on them make the Moneyline but unplayable. Therefore, we’d rather bet on the stats, because even though backing Pakistan at home seems risk-free and a lock, you never know with them.

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