West Indies v Pakistan 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
West Indies have been strong in recent white-ball games but haven’t had the same impact in the longest format.
Pakistan recently beat Zimbabwe and South Africa in red-ball cricket.
Back Pakistan for the Win
Pakistan are looking a strong outfit at present and can carry their form into this series.
They have a good mix of experience and youth, especially in their bowling ranks, can have many different areas covered.
The visitors also looked strong in the only T20I we saw leading into this and are clearly a squad playing with plenty of confidence.
While wins over Zimbabwe were expected, their success against South Africa was impressive.
There price of 2.38 with bet365 looks a good bet.
Fawad Alam is a Value Bet
Batsman Fawad Alam has hit tons against New Zealand, South Africa and Zimbabwe recently.
He looks a value selection in the top Pakistan batsman market if getting selected for this.
Babar Azam is always a popular choice but his shorter odds do mean others are normally much bigger prices than they might be.
Alam’s price of 7.0 with 1xBet looks generous.
A First-Innings Century to be Scored
High scores are possible at this venue and the weather conditions look good for batting.
Backing a players from either side to score a ton in the first-innings looks appealing at 1.92 with 20Bet, which is also higher than a lot of other bookies.
The West Indies openers will know this venue and the Pakistan batsmen look in decent form themselves.
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