West Indies vs Pakistan – 1st Test Betting Tips

Host West Indies and Pakistan will face off in the opening game of the two-match Test series at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday.

In a two-match Test series played in June, West Indies suffered a clean sweep at the hands of South Africa. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can put on a better show with the bat and ball against Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan will be confident of doing well after winning the T20I series against West Indies. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can adjust to the conditions and put in a disciplined performance in the opening game of the Test series.

Both teams have competed in 52 Tests in the history of five-day format where Pakistan have an upper hand with 20 wins compared to West Indies’ 17 victories. 15 Test matches have ended in a draw. 

In the previous three Test matches between the two teams, Pakistan have registered victories on two occasions.

West Indies Form and Team News

Pacer Chemar Holder and batsman Shamarh Brooks have been recalled into the West Indies Test squad for the two-match series against Pakistan. Shannon Gabriel and Darren Bravo have not been named in the final squad due to personal reasons.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the captain Kraigg Brathwaite, the middle-order trio of Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood has been a bankable performer for the side in red-ball cricket, whereas Kyle Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner were instrumental in helping West Indies winning a historic Test series in Bangladesh.

The inclusion of Shamarh Brooks will bolster the batting resources for West Indies for this two-match series against Pakistan.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace trio of Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, and Jayden Seales to make crucial breakthroughs. Rahkeem Cornwall will be the lone spinner for the home side for this series opener.

Pakistan Form and Team News

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah, the pace duo of Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah have been included in the Test squad for the series against West Indies.

The visitors will certainly assess the pitch conditions and select the playing XI for the series opener played against West Indies.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on veteran batsman Azhar Ali, captain Babar Azam, the middle-order duo of Fawad Alam, and Mohammad Rizwan to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the pacers Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi will need to make crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali will be two spinners for this game.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Pakistan will be the favorites to win the opening game of the Test series at Sabina Park in Jamaica. For the series opener, West Indies are placed at 3.45 odds, while Pakistan is at 2.16 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Based on their current form, Pakistan will fancy their chances of beating Sri Lanka in this opening fixture. With the likes of Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, and Fawad Alam in excellent form in the five-day format, the green shirts will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this opening encounter.

Kraigg Brathwaite-led unit will have to raise their game with the bat to be competitive in this Test series.

Therefore, the prediction is for Pakistan to secure a comfortable win against West Indies in Jamaica.

Tip 1- Jason Holder’s excellent numbers at Sabina Park

Former West Indies captain has been a consistent performer for West Indies in the five-day format. This season, Jason Holder has claimed 13 wickets in four Test matches at an average of 21.23 with one five-wicket haul to his name.

Holder will take heart from the fact that he has excellent bowling numbers in the Test matches played at Sabina Park. In five matches played, Holder has claimed 21 wickets at an average of 20.33 with three five-wicket hauls to his name.

Given Sabina Park is a happy hunting venue; expect pacer Jason Holder to take four wickets or more in this series [email protected].

Tip 2- Azhar Ali to continue his excellent record in the Caribbean

On their last trip to the Caribbean, Veteran batsman played a crucial role in helping Pakistan win the Test series. He will take heart from the fact that he has done well against West Indies.

In 8 Tests played, Azhar Ali has scored 889 runs at an average of 59.26 with three centuries and four half-centuries.

Given his outstanding numbers with the bat, we can expect veteran batsman Azhar Ali to score 50 runs or more in the first [email protected].


Expect Pakistan to beat West Indies and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

  1. Pacer Jason Holder to take four wickets or more in this series opener-West [email protected]
  2. Veteran batsman Azhar Ali to score 50 runs or more in the first Test- Pakistan @2.50

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