Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against a rejuvenated West Indies side in the second game of the tournament at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Assessing Pakistan’s record at this particular venue, it can be observed that the Men in Green have been historically on the winning side more often than not.
Having played their first ODI at Nottingham in 1974, Pakistan have won 7 games at the venue while losing 6 encounters – 5 of them predictably coming against England – over a span of 45 years.
While Pakistan’s win/loss ratio at Trent Bridge is clearly tilted in their favor, it is important to note that they have faced 3 consecutive losses here in their last 3 games. A flat deck expected to greet the two sides on May 31, it remains to be seen as to how Pakistan bowlers cope with the explosive firepower in the Caribbean batting.