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Will Pakistan Draw Bad Card?

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“You a-go tired fe see me face;
Can’t get me out of the race.
Oh, man, you said I’m in your place
And then you draw bad cyard –
A-make you draw bad cyard,
And then you draw bad cyard.”

— Bob Marley

Pakistan, after the shellacking by Windies in their first encounter of the 3-match One Day International series at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday will be seeking to avenge their defeat when they take on the West Indies on Sunday at the same ground.

In the meantime, Windies are licking their chops after a stunning and thrilling four -wicket victory over the opposing Pakistani team.

The historical and successful chase of overhauling Pakistan’s mammoth total of 308 by the Windies in the first match would no doubt have instilled a lot of confidence in the boyz from the Caribbean as they seek to put on another command performance to go 2 nil up in the series.

However, they cannot become complacent or take anything for granted as they would have seen from their recent T20 matches against Pakistan that the touring team is no push over.

Speaking to the press, Windies opener Kieran Powell noted that the West Indies were aware of the danger of becoming complacent by their recent win.

“That’s one of the things we addressed in team meeting [after the first game]. We have a win, we savour it, we celebrate it, but we don’t want to get complacent and think we have a win and end up losing the series 2-1,” the 27-year-old said.

The West Indies who have just one win in their last five matches, have not won an ODI series since August 2014, when they beat Bangladesh 3-0 at home.

Meanwhile, the last time they beat Pakistan in a bilateral ODI series was back in 1991, when Richie Richardson led them to a 2-0 win against Imran Khan’s Pakistan.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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