ABU DHABI: After a 3-0 win in T20s, Pakistan set their eye on a second consecutive whitewash against West Indies as the two sides meet today (Wednesday) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Date: October 5, 2016
Start Time: 1500 local (11:00 GMT)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
It has been two weeks West Indies landed in UAE and they have failed to win a single match on this tour so far.
After this last ODI, they have an uphill task to play 3 Tests against Pakistan on the same soil. Caribbean squad desperately needs a win in today’s game to lift themselves up before the go into the Test series.
Dubai will host first Day/Night Test for Pakistan, while it would be second over all since Australia hosted New Zealand last summer.
Pakistan will try thier bench strength as they did in the last T20. Amir has already flown to his sick mother in Pakistan, making room for Rahat Ali. Umar Akmal, who was picked for both Tests and T20s, hasn’t really have his chance so far. Muhammad Rizwan might make room for his place.
Asad Shafiq however, seems to go to Test series without getting a game in ODIs.
1 Azhar Ali (capt), 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Umar Akmal/Mohammad Rizwan, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Imad Wasim, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Rahat Ali, 11 Hasan Ali
West Indies Squad
1 Kraigg Brathwaite/Evin Lewis, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Jason Holder (capt.), 8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Sulieman Benn, 11 Alzarri Joseph