Pakistan take on West Indies in the second One Day International (ODI) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday (2 October).

Where to watch

Match starts at 12pm BST. There is no live coverage of the game in the UK.

Overview

Pakistan's resurgence in white ball cricket continued as they thrashed West Indies in the first ODI by 111 runs on 30 September. Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz were the stars with bat and ball, respectively.

Azam scored 120 runs off 131 balls, his maiden ODI century to help the Men In Green post 284 in their 50-overs, while Mohammad Nawaz then took over, picking up four wickets for 42 runs off his 10 overs to bowl out West Indies for 175 runs.

Pakistan are expected to field the same XI for the second game as they look to maintain momentum and move up their opponents in the ICC ODI rankings.

West Indies' struggles in 50-over cricket continued on Friday as they were suffered defeat by 111 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. While the bowlers still performed decently, it was the batting which let them down with none of the batsman - barring Marlon Samuels - able to put on runs on the board.

The visitors have a team that is talented but it is their inconsistency which has hurt them especially in 50-over and Test cricket. Kraigg Brathwaite struggled in the openers role while the inability to rotate strike on a consistent basis is a another issue for them. West Indies will need to tighten up if they are to get a positive result come Sunday.

Prediction

Pakistan to win

Betting odds (Ladbrokes)

  • Pakistan to win: 4/11
  • West Indies to win: 9/4

Team news

Pakistan

Possible XI: Azhar Ali (c), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali.

West Indies

Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Suliemann Benn, Shannon Gabriel.