Pakistan-West Indies to contest for first time in a World T20
MIRPUR: Pakistan and West Indies are scheduled to play the last match of Super 10 stage of 2014 World T20 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on Tuesday; it is a knockout scenario for both teams, with the winner going through to the semi-finals, ARY News reported.
Pakistan and West Indies are having same points (4) but West Indies enjoys a higher net run-rate, +1.223, against Pakistan's +0.893. So West Indies has edge in case of a washout however with sunshine predicted through the day there isn’t any chance of rain.
The Mirpur pitch is expected to remain dry but it gets sluggish in the evening. The dew hasn't been a factor in the last three matches but Pakistan have been training with the wet ball recently to get used to it.
The two teams have played three T20s in two bilateral series since 2011 but they never faced each other in a World T20 and it will be there first ever meeting in the event.
Both teams have quality spinners and are capable of posting big scores and in the 2014 World T20 so far, West Indies' spinners have taken 13 wickets at an average of 14.38 and an economy rate of 6.09, compared to Pakistan spinners' 10 wickets at 24.40 and an economy-rate of 6.59.
Skipper of Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez said that the team that plays spinners well will win the match.