West Indies v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Barbados May 1, 2011

Pakistan look to continue dominance

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Match Facts

May 2, 2011, Barbados
Start time 9.30am (1330GMT)

The Big Picture

The series is wrapped up after Pakistan overcame two mini collapses in Barbados to complete a three-wicket victory. Given the lack of confidence in the West Indies camp, especially from the batsmen, the visitors must now be targeting a whitewash. These continue to be desperate times for the men from the Caribbean.

However, the spells from Ravi Rampaul and Devendra Bishoo in the third match were the first time the series had sparked into life. Before that the West Indian batting had been woeful - with the exception of Lendl Simmons - and Pakistan had barely needed to break sweat in two comfortable run chases. The way they faltered in Barbados, though, offered a glimpse of how they can be exposed for the rest of the tour if the pitches offer pace and bounce. Sadly, for West Indies, after this match the remaining games are in Guyana and St Kitts.

Pakistan's bowling attack, led by the spinners, has managed to contain the West Indies batting. The slow bowlers have been well supported by Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz - the latter can be expensive but often takes wickets. Meanwhile, the experienced head of Misbah-ul-Haq has provided the fulcrum in the middle order and he has yet to be dismissed in the series. His calmness was vital as nerves frayed in the previous match. West Indies desperately need someone to match him.

Form guide


(completed matches, most recent first)

West Indies LLLLL
Pakistan WWWLW

Watch out for...

It was only a matter of time before the selectors went back to experience so the call-up for Ramnaresh Sarwan has not come as much of a surprise. While the idea of pushing youth is laudable, some of the players on show just haven't been good enough. Sarwan's 166 matches of experience and mountain of runs can't be discarded yet. However, quite how match-ready he is remains to be seen. He hasn't had any cricket since being dropped after the World Cup but things can't really get much worse for the home side.

Hammad Azam played a crucial role in Pakistan's series-clinching victory as he contributed a calm 36 after his team had been stumbling on 49 for 4 following Ravi Rampaul's spell. He provided Misbah with the support he needed in a 78-run partnership and showed impressive composure for a player in his first ODI innings. Coupled with his handy medium pace Azam has the makings of being a very useful cricketer.

Team news

Sarwan will return to bolster the batting, but he has replaced Devon Smith in the squad which means a reshuffling of the batting order will be required and Kirk Edwards may be asked to open. Andre Russell returned for the previous match although didn't contribute much and given how the Pakistan batsmen have struggled against Bishoo a recall for legspinner Anthony Martin could be an option.

West Indies (possible) 1 Lendl Simmons (wk), 2 Kirk Edwards, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 5 Marlon Samuels, 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Darren Sammy (capt), 8 Ravi Rampaul, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Devendra Bishoo, 11 Anthony Martin

Shahid Afridi hinted that Pakistan may take the chance to give some of the squad players a game with the series won. That may mean a rest for Junaid Khan, the young left-armer, and possibly one of the top-order batsmen.

Pakistan (possible) 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Taufeeq Umar, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq, 5 Umar Akmal, 6 Hammad Azam, 7 Shahid Afridi (capt), 8 Mohammad Salman (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Tanvir Ahmed

Pitch and conditions

The Kensington Oval pitch was certainly the quickest either side had seen for a while following the World Cup and the earlier games of this series in St Lucia. There is the chance of showers again in the Bridgetown area but the ground drains very well.

Stats and trivia

Quotes

"The way forward is to gain experience. This group is not short on talent, we need to play and get more consistency."
Darren Sammy urges patience with his young team

Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • candyfloss on May 2, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Pakistan is ready to play Ireland now I think.After this victory they should tour Ireland and MIGHT be able to win atleast one out of a 5 match series.

  • likeintcricket on May 2, 2011, 12:59 GMT

    Afridi needs to sharpen his captaincy and batting. He is not a confident captain in One day games and against better teams he'll struggle. Also he needs to spend some time in the middle to improve his batting. He should promote himself up and try play out 15-20 overs with Misbah.

  • on May 2, 2011, 12:32 GMT

    Afridi should bat sensible

  • on May 2, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_Kid; you may be Indian and I do respect India winning the World Cup but do name the team played Semi Final of all ICC events during last 3 years including 2 T20 finals

  • on May 2, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    well criciinfo is a little underinformed this time... since tanvir ahmed will play in place of wahab riaz who will be rested before the test series, and taufeeq in place of hafeez..as said by the captain

  • malik86 on May 2, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    @cric_fanatics............wat the hell u r speaking....pak r the semi-finalists in WC beating aus(who lost after 34 matches) and SL (which was the only defeat in thier homeland in WC)..son!it wil tak time 2 understand cric...wait on....

  • MNHaq on May 2, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    @ bobagorof: Pakistan are just 1 point behind England who have rating 105 while Pakistan have 104. If Pakistan defeat West Indies 4-1 or 5-0 it will be at 5th spot. Furthermore, 4th Team has rating 116 which is also 12 points more than Pakistan

  • WestIndies1987 on May 2, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    I hope our team can save the people of the West Indies some pride and win or at least be competitive.

  • on May 2, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    Pakistan have done very well in 2011 with a very inexperienced side. however hopefully we will be in for some real competition after this WI tour and the ZXimbabwe tour.

    Gayle I have lost a lot of respect for. how can he leave his country to play for money in that cursed IPL?

  • everfaithful77 on May 2, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    The WI SELECTORS keep making IRRATIONAL decisions in picking the team that takes the field for West Indies. In the last match they played an obviously imbalanced side after dropping the keeper with 5 seamers and 1 spinner. Playing Russel instead of Martin who had kept things very tight at one end in St. Lucia made no sense. Russel has not taken any wickets, has been wayward and expensive, and his batting has fallen away. He seems very short of confidence. Yet the selectors decided to play him hoping for nothing short of MIRACLES. I think this has been the story of the WICB selectors for a long time: They just can't seem to get the RIGHT BALANCE in the team that plays even when the right players are available. SARWAN should have been recalled for the last game. The selectors must have a HARD LOOK at the ODI and T20 stats before selecting the next ODI team to play against India. Finally the West Indies team for the 4th ODI selected by writer above is the best combination possible.

  • candyfloss on May 2, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Pakistan is ready to play Ireland now I think.After this victory they should tour Ireland and MIGHT be able to win atleast one out of a 5 match series.

  • likeintcricket on May 2, 2011, 12:59 GMT

    Afridi needs to sharpen his captaincy and batting. He is not a confident captain in One day games and against better teams he'll struggle. Also he needs to spend some time in the middle to improve his batting. He should promote himself up and try play out 15-20 overs with Misbah.

  • on May 2, 2011, 12:32 GMT

    Afridi should bat sensible

  • on May 2, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_Kid; you may be Indian and I do respect India winning the World Cup but do name the team played Semi Final of all ICC events during last 3 years including 2 T20 finals

  • on May 2, 2011, 10:16 GMT

    well criciinfo is a little underinformed this time... since tanvir ahmed will play in place of wahab riaz who will be rested before the test series, and taufeeq in place of hafeez..as said by the captain

  • malik86 on May 2, 2011, 8:22 GMT

    @cric_fanatics............wat the hell u r speaking....pak r the semi-finalists in WC beating aus(who lost after 34 matches) and SL (which was the only defeat in thier homeland in WC)..son!it wil tak time 2 understand cric...wait on....

  • MNHaq on May 2, 2011, 7:53 GMT

    @ bobagorof: Pakistan are just 1 point behind England who have rating 105 while Pakistan have 104. If Pakistan defeat West Indies 4-1 or 5-0 it will be at 5th spot. Furthermore, 4th Team has rating 116 which is also 12 points more than Pakistan

  • WestIndies1987 on May 2, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    I hope our team can save the people of the West Indies some pride and win or at least be competitive.

  • on May 2, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    Pakistan have done very well in 2011 with a very inexperienced side. however hopefully we will be in for some real competition after this WI tour and the ZXimbabwe tour.

    Gayle I have lost a lot of respect for. how can he leave his country to play for money in that cursed IPL?

  • everfaithful77 on May 2, 2011, 5:43 GMT

    The WI SELECTORS keep making IRRATIONAL decisions in picking the team that takes the field for West Indies. In the last match they played an obviously imbalanced side after dropping the keeper with 5 seamers and 1 spinner. Playing Russel instead of Martin who had kept things very tight at one end in St. Lucia made no sense. Russel has not taken any wickets, has been wayward and expensive, and his batting has fallen away. He seems very short of confidence. Yet the selectors decided to play him hoping for nothing short of MIRACLES. I think this has been the story of the WICB selectors for a long time: They just can't seem to get the RIGHT BALANCE in the team that plays even when the right players are available. SARWAN should have been recalled for the last game. The selectors must have a HARD LOOK at the ODI and T20 stats before selecting the next ODI team to play against India. Finally the West Indies team for the 4th ODI selected by writer above is the best combination possible.

  • wambling_future on May 2, 2011, 5:37 GMT

    Seriously what kind of scheduling is this? No matches on Saturday or Sunday where at least you can expect some additional crowd and what WI board did? Shot in their own foot. Absurd really.

  • johnathonjosephs on May 2, 2011, 5:30 GMT

    Come on Windies, your American supporters here wishing you guys can get at least a win against the powerful pakistan btw BIN LADEN DEAD :) :) :) :)

  • on May 2, 2011, 4:55 GMT

    With Pakistan, you simply never know.. Could be 3-2, could be 5-0

  • Kenconway on May 2, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    I hop the match will be indecent free

  • jimbond on May 2, 2011, 4:15 GMT

    WIndies plight is totally due to the short-sight of their management and their inflated egos. They need to take care of their players (health) better, and also manage them better. Afterall which team in the world would wnat to clash with the following 11 1. Gayle 2. Adrian Barath 3. Dwayne Bravo 4. Marlon Samuels/Lendl Symmons 5. Kieron Pollard 6. Dwayne Bravo 7. Baugh 8. Benn/or Bishoo or Miller 9. Fidel Edwards 10. Jerome Taylor 11. Kemar Roach Just get this lineup in for tests, one dayers or 20/20. Chanderpaul can be added when he regains his form. With this team they would have a better than even chance of beating any team in the world. And what of the 'injuries'? We have two injured players- Gayle and Taylor doing pretty well in the IPL. And does it take much intelligence to understand that Sammy does not belong at this level. Best to make someone like Dwayne Bravo as captain- as he is likely to be present in all the squads as a player.

  • bobagorof on May 2, 2011, 2:53 GMT

    Imran Afridi, you say that Pakistan is, despite all the controversy and lacking of quality players, one of the best 5 teams in the world - but in the ranking system you also posted they are listed as 6th... They also have a points rating under 100, 17 behind the team above them. So they are definitely on the lower rung of Test sides based on recent performances.

  • bobagorof on May 2, 2011, 1:29 GMT

    cablemannpete, I appreciate that Gayle is an exciting player to watch and has had captaincy experience, but he's not a good influence on the team (as evidenced by his decision to not accept a central contract so he can play more T20 cricket - a reasonable decision from his point of view but not what you want from a captain) which is why the captaincy was given to someone else. As for replacing players - in a way, they are looking at several options at once - a tryout, if you will. If you know that the current players aren't performing, why not? WI could have unearthed 4 new gems rather than 1 or 2 if they had stayed with the same set of players. As it turns out that didn't happen, but you have to at least give yourself a chance to find new talent. I would have preferred bringing in Ganga or another experienced former batsman instead of Sarwan (for this series) if experience was needed, as Sarwan is still (hopefully) a reasonably certain starter in the full-strength side...

  • mso797 on May 2, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    what type of track is this 1 i'm getting bored of the amazing spinning feel bad for junaid he's either had turning or batting tracks i want 2 see sadaf in wahabs place instead of tanveer

  • shawnsundar on May 2, 2011, 1:16 GMT

    Just some stats: Chanderpaul: played 33 ODI's against Pakistan and averages 37.41 with six 50's and two hundreds at a strike rate of 67.81. Only three West Indians did better, Haynes,Richy,and Lara (who was the only batsman with a better strike rate). Jerome Taylor VS Pak: 6 matches 11 wickets, avg 22.45, econ 4.47

  • CricSamraat on May 2, 2011, 0:27 GMT

    West Indies should go all out to win all the remaining games with Pakistan. That will bring to life this team. Otherwise, the future does not look very promising.

  • jesseraiders on May 1, 2011, 23:59 GMT

    Why not open the batting with Sammy? He should atleast make an effort to contribute.

  • Trickstar on May 1, 2011, 23:52 GMT

    Even as a England fan and every thing that went on last summer, I can't help but admire the Pakistani team, they have the hardest job of any of the Test nations, in that they, are always playing away from home and don't get to enjoy, any of the benefits and advantages of being the home side.

  • JustIPL on May 1, 2011, 23:31 GMT

    Pakistan were let down by their fielding in the World cup when they let Taylor and Tendulkar go on in the filed and suffered the two losses that cost them the world cup. Their bowling has bogged down every batting lineup in the world consistently. Despite the loss of Amir and Asif they continue to be a force. Batting is also taking shape and they will be increasingly difficult to beat in future.

  • exuma on May 1, 2011, 22:44 GMT

    WI will loose 5-0. It takes all 11 team membert to contribute, not just a few. Read Colin croft article. now that sarwan is back , wicb will have a scape goat to blame, and not look at them self. EXUMA

  • on May 1, 2011, 22:12 GMT

    Go for the windies by the scruff of their necks. We DEMAND five zero no less with convincing victories in the last two ODIS. No complacency, no let offs. This is our time.

  • shawnsundar on May 1, 2011, 22:03 GMT

    Barath is still injured guys, Queen's Park and Trinidad is missing him as well.

  • on May 1, 2011, 22:01 GMT

    I can foresee a 5 - 0 defeat to the West Indies.

  • AbbasQ on May 1, 2011, 21:12 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_kid i agree with likeintcricket if u dont have tendulkar in your team there will be a big differince. Pakistain are a verry young side right know and they dont have alot of experince in the team afridi and misbah are the senior players only. Pakistain is a good team. they didnt even get beat black and blue. Pakistain are in the elite group. PAKISTAIN ROCKS !

  • likeintcricket on May 1, 2011, 19:23 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_kid Just drop Tendulkar and Laxman from the Test side and you will see the result. Go check the Pak vs Ind Test and One day record on any website like Wikipedia and you will be surprised. If you considered the past 30 years performance than Pak, West Indies, Aus, Eng and South Africa are in the Elite group.

  • nmtpak on May 1, 2011, 18:51 GMT

    I think Pakistan should replace wahab & misbah with usman , sadaf, & send hammad aftr u akmal

  • asuras on May 1, 2011, 18:45 GMT

    why are the WI playing on slow surfaces? whats the point of home field Adv if the pitches suits the opponent? the board should play on venues that help the WI bowling....might help...

  • on May 1, 2011, 18:24 GMT

    com on pak well done.. you are the best of the best

  • on May 1, 2011, 17:30 GMT

    West Indies may see improvement with Sarwan coming in the team.Pakistan team's optimum performance was in 3rd ODI and which is changing and there may be comeback by West Indies in effective way.

  • AbbasQ on May 1, 2011, 17:24 GMT

    Yes I think Pakistan can win all of the matches I hope Pakistan do some good batting and afridi to should step his game up

  • on May 1, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Pakistan has really improved tremendously well in the last few months. They played well in the World Cup, unfortunately could not perform well in the semi final against India. Apart from this match, their performance was simply fantastic. And they are still performing tremendously well against WI. They may have lost the T20 match but have come up well in the ODI series. Misbah-ul-Haq played well in the 1st and 3rd ODI, then it was Ahmed Shehzad in the 2nd ODI who played really well for a century and Pakistani bowlers like Wahab Riaz and Saeed Ajmal also performed better. Above all, it was a total team performance.

  • cricfan77 on May 1, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    is barath still unfit???......if he isn't he should be opening with simmo

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:59 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_Kid, what are you talking about. Pakistan did not get beaten black and blue in the world cup by losing 2 matches? And in case you havent noticed, we too are missing our 3 best players, Asif Aamer, and Butt.

  • cric_fanatics on May 1, 2011, 16:56 GMT

    its good for pak to play teams like west indies...its their best chance to win some matches..their should actually be a second division for relatively weaker teams like pakisatn..etc..it will produce competitive cricket thn

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_Kid: So Pakistan should be relegated to the second level with teams like West Indies and Bangladesh, whom they are clearly superior to, and the 1st level should have NZ (Pakistan beat them at home), SA (drawn series in UAE) and Australia (drawn series in England)? I think WI is about as inexperienced here as Pakistan is, Afridi is the only one from Pakistan who has played more than 100 ODIs, Pakistan has a 19 year-old and THREE guys who are playing their first tour, WI did have Bravo to match Afridi in experience, they lacked a middle-order batter, other than that the teams are matched in inexperience, they aren't matched in class though.

  • mso797 on May 1, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    i read on a news website that they would rest hafeez and wahab. Most likely they'd be replaced by taufeeq, sadaf or tanveer htey were still wondering whether they'd replaced misbah with usman

  • cablemannpete on May 1, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    There is so much that a fan can take before they lose interest. I am certainly losing mine little by little. I would think that the WIs upper mangement would take this in mind ,their job should be to get fans back not destroy them. I tell you I would say get rid of all WIs management and coach and replace them with new blood. Shouldnt these selectors be saying ok Take one position at a time and fix it.Now that they have found their other opener now lets find a number 4.My choice would beBharath by the way where is he.You have Gayle capt,simmons,bhrath,young bravo,sarwan,samuels,older bravo, roach,Rampaul,bishoo,Jerome taylor,one more gd spinner .I would not do a anthoney martin sre we have gd guys like bishoo who is ready.for keeper why cant we find a young batsman from under 19 and groom him to be a keeper.

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    @The Dynamite Kid surely Pakistan should be in the 1st group thy made it ti the semis of the WC

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    @The_Dunamite_kid are u crazy ??? u are putting pakistan in the seperate group on what basis??? this is the latest ratings of icc test Team Matches Points Rating 1 India 42 5357 128 2 South Africa 36 4228 117 3 England 45 5165 115 4 Sri Lanka 27 2951 109 5 Australia 43 4583 107 6 Pakistan 29 2615 90 7 West Indies 25 2128 85 8 New Zealand 32 2482 78 9 Bangladesh 19 131 7

    i dont know why people are so ignorant and accept the fact that pakistan despite all the controversy and lacking of quality players is one of the 5 best teams in the world !!!

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    nothing wrong with the theory of experience. but if your going to pick youngsters... pick ones that actually HAVE a future... barath simmons young bravo... NOT fletcher! NOT devon smith..

    and secondly... they should treat chanders better than they currently are... he's the last of a great empire... as idolic as any west indian great around now... lara will forvere be my favoritest cricketer... and i will never stop being appreciative to chanders for what he did for my idol... and would like respect to be shown to him. could have at least let him play with the last ODI in guyana... but DEF i expect him in the test team. barring something extraordinarily stupid

  • The_Dynamite_Kid on May 1, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Yea, maintain dominance over the mighty West Indies with each one of their valuable players missing, that after being beaten black & blue and knocked out of the World Cup by India. ICC should create 2 separate levels among the Test teams - One comprising of India, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, 2nd one comprising of Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh.

  • on May 1, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    Is Benn injured? Why hasn't he been selected? I would love to see Benn and Bishoo bowl together.

  • on May 1, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    Darren Sammy urges patience with his young team .....I beleive i heard this some 10-12 years ago from Carl Hooper and Walsh.... why r we hearing this again???Because WI going BACKWARDS!!!!!!!!!!

  • on May 1, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    What do you mean Sarwan hasn't had any cricket since the World Cup? A couple of weeks after the WC and a few days before this series started he made a double century playing local cricket!

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  • on May 1, 2011, 14:39 GMT

    What do you mean Sarwan hasn't had any cricket since the World Cup? A couple of weeks after the WC and a few days before this series started he made a double century playing local cricket!

  • on May 1, 2011, 14:47 GMT

    Darren Sammy urges patience with his young team .....I beleive i heard this some 10-12 years ago from Carl Hooper and Walsh.... why r we hearing this again???Because WI going BACKWARDS!!!!!!!!!!

  • on May 1, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    Is Benn injured? Why hasn't he been selected? I would love to see Benn and Bishoo bowl together.

  • The_Dynamite_Kid on May 1, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Yea, maintain dominance over the mighty West Indies with each one of their valuable players missing, that after being beaten black & blue and knocked out of the World Cup by India. ICC should create 2 separate levels among the Test teams - One comprising of India, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, 2nd one comprising of Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh.

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:02 GMT

    nothing wrong with the theory of experience. but if your going to pick youngsters... pick ones that actually HAVE a future... barath simmons young bravo... NOT fletcher! NOT devon smith..

    and secondly... they should treat chanders better than they currently are... he's the last of a great empire... as idolic as any west indian great around now... lara will forvere be my favoritest cricketer... and i will never stop being appreciative to chanders for what he did for my idol... and would like respect to be shown to him. could have at least let him play with the last ODI in guyana... but DEF i expect him in the test team. barring something extraordinarily stupid

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:13 GMT

    @The_Dunamite_kid are u crazy ??? u are putting pakistan in the seperate group on what basis??? this is the latest ratings of icc test Team Matches Points Rating 1 India 42 5357 128 2 South Africa 36 4228 117 3 England 45 5165 115 4 Sri Lanka 27 2951 109 5 Australia 43 4583 107 6 Pakistan 29 2615 90 7 West Indies 25 2128 85 8 New Zealand 32 2482 78 9 Bangladesh 19 131 7

    i dont know why people are so ignorant and accept the fact that pakistan despite all the controversy and lacking of quality players is one of the 5 best teams in the world !!!

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    @The Dynamite Kid surely Pakistan should be in the 1st group thy made it ti the semis of the WC

  • cablemannpete on May 1, 2011, 16:36 GMT

    There is so much that a fan can take before they lose interest. I am certainly losing mine little by little. I would think that the WIs upper mangement would take this in mind ,their job should be to get fans back not destroy them. I tell you I would say get rid of all WIs management and coach and replace them with new blood. Shouldnt these selectors be saying ok Take one position at a time and fix it.Now that they have found their other opener now lets find a number 4.My choice would beBharath by the way where is he.You have Gayle capt,simmons,bhrath,young bravo,sarwan,samuels,older bravo, roach,Rampaul,bishoo,Jerome taylor,one more gd spinner .I would not do a anthoney martin sre we have gd guys like bishoo who is ready.for keeper why cant we find a young batsman from under 19 and groom him to be a keeper.

  • mso797 on May 1, 2011, 16:42 GMT

    i read on a news website that they would rest hafeez and wahab. Most likely they'd be replaced by taufeeq, sadaf or tanveer htey were still wondering whether they'd replaced misbah with usman

  • on May 1, 2011, 16:50 GMT

    @The_Dynamite_Kid: So Pakistan should be relegated to the second level with teams like West Indies and Bangladesh, whom they are clearly superior to, and the 1st level should have NZ (Pakistan beat them at home), SA (drawn series in UAE) and Australia (drawn series in England)? I think WI is about as inexperienced here as Pakistan is, Afridi is the only one from Pakistan who has played more than 100 ODIs, Pakistan has a 19 year-old and THREE guys who are playing their first tour, WI did have Bravo to match Afridi in experience, they lacked a middle-order batter, other than that the teams are matched in inexperience, they aren't matched in class though.