Pakistan win toss, opt to bowl first against West Indies

CHRISTCHURCH: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bowl first in the crucial World Cup 2015 match against West Indies at Hagley Oval.

Pakistan has made a single change in the team and included Nasir Jamshed in the squad at the place of Yasir Shah.

Both sides are struggling for form and are desperate to get points on the board after losing their first found matches.


West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Marlon Samuels, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russel, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Ahmed Shahzad, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan.

Pakistan v West Indies — five match facts

Five match facts for Saturday´s World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and the West Indies.

– Since their win at the 2007 World Cup, West Indies have won four and lost 11 of their 16 one-day internationals against Pakistan, with one tie.

– Chris Gayle needs 60 runs to become the 11th player to score 1,000 runs in ODIs between these teams.

– West Indies have lost their last four World Cup matches. They have never lost five in a row.

– Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has the joint-highest average (76) in ODIs between these teams, reaching 50 in nine of his 15 innings.

– Shahid Afridi needs one wicket to go clear of Shaun Pollock as the outright fifth highest ODI wicket-taker. Both have 393 wickets.

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