September 23, 2009

Pak vs WI match preview and live score: ICC Champions Trophy 2009

The first match has been over when Sri Lanka scored 319 runs and threw a big challenge to the host. The second encounter between Pakistan and West Indies will kick off on 23 September 2009 at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. In the previous post I wrote some important notes on the both teams of their wining progress and the players’ promotion in the last few years. Here I will explain detail on them.

Pakistan wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal is on super form. In the recent practices match against Sri Lanka, Pak crew started very well when 82 runs. During the one-day series in Arab Emirates he played very well cricket against Australia and honored as a man of the series title. Kamran Akmal is going to appear fourth time in the ICC champions trophy.

Naved-ul-Hasan’s 5 wickets against Sri Lanka brought an easy wins. And Umar Gul impressive bowling for the fans but devastated the Sri Lankan side during the twenty20 world championship.

All rounder Shahid Afridi form could bless for the team and Mohammad Asif has back to the team after one year and hoping best performances. Shahid Afridi will play his 10th match in ICC Trophy. He picked up 9 wickets from nine matches and he is the second man after Abdul Razzaq and picked up 10 wickets who has been kept out from the team but returned to the tam during the twenty20 world cup.

Pakistan skipper is on gear because his boys re doing well since one-day series one-day series with Australian till now even in the practice matches. Although he got a little bit injury during the warm-up match, hope he will come back and lead the team instead Shahid Afridi will be the responsible captain for the team against West Indies.

One time champions and two times runner-up West Indies will not be less strong than Pak team. You all known that Pakistan still did not play in final any more. So it can say confidently that West Indies is very ferocious in this stage.

CH Gayle is considred the number one batsman on West Indies tem. He scored 695 runs from his 14 appearances in Champions trophy. RR Sarwan and Bravo has also good statistic too. But in the squad you will not find any names.

Live Score on ESPN STAR Sports

The broadcast right has been gone to the ESPN STAR Sports group and for the sub-continent people Star Cricket will show that all 15 matches live. They have top quality commentators like Ravi Shastri, Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar, Wasim Akram, Ranil Abeynaike, Nick Knight, Bob Willis, Ian Chappell, Simon Doull, Kepler Wessels, Shaun Pollock, Alan Wilkins and Ian Bishop. So enjoy their best quality commentary and discussions during the match time and beak time too.

Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Imran Nazir, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umer Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved-ul Hasan, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Aamir, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal

West Indies : Floyd Reifer (capt), Darren Sammy, David Bernard, Tino Best, Royston Crandon, Travis Dowlin, Andre Fletcher, Nikita Miller, Kevin McLean, Kieran Powell, Dale Richards, Kemar Roach, Devon Smith, Gavin Tonge, Chadwick Walton

Directv is an Americal TV channel that will bring the exclusive digital coverage for the USA fans of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy and ATN for the Canadian people.

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