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HEADLINE: World Cup 2019 WINDIES versus Pakistan preview 2019-05-30 20:40:36 

The West Indies will enter the fray of the 2019 World Cup on the second day of competition, when they take on Pakistan at Trent Bridge on Friday morning. The pat on the back the team so required, arrived just in time in the form of a huge win against the Kiwis in what was the final warm-up game for both teams.

The batting display was a reminder, for those who needed one, that the West Indies can indeed go head-to-head with anyone, willow in hand. However, those of us who are informed will know that the worry remains at the door of the bowlers. And in a tournament where runs will be aplenty; teams will need their bowling attacks to stand out – for the right reasons.

In some ways, the balance of this WINDIES unit will rest on the fitness and/or role of one Andre Russell (well, as balanced as a team can be without a death-bowler).

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