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Players from both teams shake hands after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval.Getty

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Pakistan will take on the West Indies in their opening Group B fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 10:00pm GMT (on Friday). Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

Both Pakistan and the West Indies enter this fixture after suffering defeats in their first game.

Pakistan started the World Cup campaign with a clash against their arch-rivals India. Pakistan have never defeated the defending champions in the World Cup in the six encounters they have had.

This time too there was no change in the final outcome as India emerged victorious. M S Dhoni's side posted 300 runs and in reply, Misbah-ul-Haq's men could manage only 224, while losing 10 wickets.

The Asian side need to win on Saturday in order to ease pressure in their remaining fixtures.

West Indies
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The West Indies come into this fixture after suffering an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Ireland in the first game of the tournament. Despite the Caribbean side posting 304 runs, the Irish team won the match by four wickets with more than four overs to spare.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Pakistan to win: 11/17
  • West Indies to win: 5/4

What They Say

Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan captain): "If we want to do well in this World Cup this is an important game, and both teams need to win."

Jason Holder (West Indies captain): "We can't let our defeats get us down. We lost the game against Ireland and it was a pretty tough loss, but if we get ourselves down it's hard to pick ourselves back up."

Team News

Pakistan

Possible XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan

West Indies

Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Jason Holder (c), Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach