A new-look Windies is on tour to Pakistan to play 3 T20Is from April 01 to April 03. The first T20I will be played tomorrow (April 01) at National Stadium, Karachi. The match will begin at 07:30 PM Local or 08:00 PM IST. Jason Mohammad will lead the visitors.
Windies has named a 13-member weak squad to take on Pakistan. Jason Mohammed will lead the team. Middle-order batsman Andre McCarthy, Odean Smith, Kemo Paul and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul are set to make their debut. Regular skipper Carlos Braithwaite, Jason Holder, big-hitter Chris Gayle, Shai Hope and Ashley Nurse will not feature in this series. The management has named two wicketkeepers in the name of Chadwick Walton and Andre Fletcher.
Pakistan has named a 15-member squad for 3T20Is against Windies. Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the team. Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Rahat Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi have been included in the squad after their wonderful performance in the PSL 2018. Imad Wasim and Ruman Raees have yet not recovered from their injuries and hence will miss this series. Usman Khan Shinwari has been included in the squad after recovering from his injury.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Shahdab Khan, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Jason Mohammed (c), Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Chadwick Walton, Samuel Badree, Veerasammy Permaul, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Marlon Samuels, Odean Smith, Kesrick Williams
Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, and Saheen Afridi have got this opportunity after their notable performances in the recently concluded PSL. They are in good form and their performances will definitely make a difference for Pakistan. Muhammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will be the other key payers for the hosts.
For Windies, heading without much experience will be troublesome. However, all the eyes will be on Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams, and Denesh Ramdin. Keemo Paul had a wonderful tournament and looked promising in World Cup Qualifiers.
The National Stadium pitch in Karachi is neutral. The wicket favors both batting and bowling. The team batting first is expected to set a target of 170-180 for the opposition.
Avg 1st inn score-203
Avg 2nd inn score-101
Highest Total-203/5 (20 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
Lowest Total-101/10 (16 Ov) by Ban vs Pak
Lowest Defended-203/5 (20 Ov) by Pak vs Ban
The 3 match T20I series starts tomorrow. The first T20I will be played tomorrow evening. Pakistan will start as favorites. With almost every senior player missing out from the squad, it will be a tough task for the inexperienced Windies squad.
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