The Pakistan vs. West Indies live streaming and televised 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match arrives for U.S. viewers on Friday evening. Currently, these two teams are both 0-1 with zero points and in need of a win to propel themselves up toe Pool B points table. Which squad will bounce back to snatch that first tournament victory? The latest TV and live stream cricket matchup arrives thanks to the ESPN Cricket 2015 service as well as various television service providers.
According to India.com in their Feb. 20 report, the West Indies side leads these two teams’ all-time meetings in One Day International format. Out of 126 ODIs, West Indies has taken 68 of them compared to 55 for Pakistan. Both teams are former ICC Cricket World Cup champions, struggling in their early start to this latest edition. West Indies had poor bowling and fielding cost them against Ireland, while Pakistan was put down early by their cricket nemesis, India.
The Pakistan side dropped their first match of by a whopping 76 runs. In that matchup, Virat Kohli had a nice century performance, while Dhawan and Raina each added 73 or more runs. Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq led the way for his squad with 76 runs, while Ahmed Shehzad added 47 and Haris Sohail 36 runs. For West Indies, they were topped by Ireland by just 4 wickets in their opening match for a surprising loss. Lendl Simmons’ century performance wasn’t enough as Ireland featured three players with 79 or more runs.
Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Dwayne Smith will all be among the top stars in the West Indies lineup for this matchup. Misbah-ul-Haq will head up a Pakistan squad that also features Sohail, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil and Nasir Jamshed. Odds for the matchup favor Pakistan, but only slightly, with a moneyline of -155 compared to +135 for West Indies. South Africa are the two teams favored to win Pool B right now, so these two teams are both looking to get the big win today and stay in the competition!
Friday night’s Pakistan vs. West Indies live stream and TV match gets started at 4:30 p.m. EST with pre-game coverage, with the matchup expected to start at 5 p.m. EST for U.S. viewers. The live stream online coverage is available through the ESPN Cricket 2015 service, which costs $99 and makes all 49 matches of the tournament available for viewing through the month. Other viewers outside of the U.S. may be able to watch this matchup on Sky Sports or Star Sports and their compatible streaming apps or services.