West Indies v Pakistan | 1st T20I | Barbados Preview

The West Indies will hope to turn its fortunes around when it goes up against Pakistan in the Twenty20 International arrangement against at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Sunday (March 26).

West Indies v Pakistan | 1st T20I | Barbados Preview


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The two groups met in the UAE last September, where Pakistan won the three-coordinate T20I arrangement 3-0. Presently the West Indies has the chance to settle scores on home soil. The match in Barbados is the first of four – an irregularity in reciprocal T20 International arrangement – with the staying three to be played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.

Toby Radford, the West Indies batting mentor, trusted that the speedier way of the pitches would give his side a focused edge, not at all like the slower ones in the UAE which Pakistan misused further bolstering their good fortune.

“I think the enormous thing when we played out there is we found that the pitches were especially moderate and clearly suited their turn bowlers and they made, huge limits and made us run a ton,” he said.

“So ideally the wickets will be a great deal faster here, a greater amount of what we are utilized to. We are accustomed to playing on these surfaces and when you are on your home fix, everybody is truly up for playing and needs a win so ideally will get a great deal of good support also. I’m particularly prepared for a decent show from everybody.”


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Be that as it may, the West Indies is missing many of its huge name players. Chris Gayle has not played worldwide cricket since the 2016 World T20, Dwayne Bravo has been sidelined with a hamstring damage, and Andre Russell is serving out a one-year boycott because of a doping-code infringement.

While there’s most likely they will be remembered fondly, West Indies got a lift with Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons accessible for the whole arrangement. Jason Mohammed, the 30-year-old batsman who awed with consecutive fifties against England in the One-Day Internationals, and Rovman Powell, the 23-year-old allrounder who has been contrasted with Russell, could likewise get a look-in.

In the interim, Pakistan has determination migraines of its own to manage. After the debasement embarrassment hit the Pakistan Super League, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Irfan were among those temporarily suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board in connection to the case. Moreover, Mohammad Amir has been refreshed and Umar Akmal has been dropped after he didn’t meet the wellness standard set by the administration.

Therefore, the selectors tossed a help to Kamran Akmal, 35, who last highlighted in the 2014 World T20; Ahmed Shehzad, 25, and Mohammad Hafeez, 36, who last played in the 2016 World T20; and Usman Khan, who had appeared in 2013 and just played two T20Is. Two uncapped players who have performed well in the current PSL season could likewise be viewed as: Fakhar Zaman, the left-hand batsman, and Shadab Khan, the legspinner.

Both Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indies chief, and Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan skipper, have their work cut out in picking their best XI, however the arrangement gives a chance to a newcomer or a player on the rebound way to bond a spot in the side.

Updated: March 25, 2017 — 5:05 pm

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