Karachi (April 01, 2018): Pakistani players are batting against West Indies in the first of the three-match T20 series at National Stadium tonight.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl against Pakistan in the match. Islamabad United stars Hussain Talat and Asif Ali were handed their T20I debut caps today. Former captains Ramiz Raja and Waqar Younis presented the two youngsters with their debut caps ahead of the toss.A confident and focused Pakistan, currently ranked number 1 in T20I rankings, are expected to dominate the series as they go up against a youthful West Indies side, which is missing many of its key players.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed shared earlier that he has set eyes on a clean sweep of the West Indies in order to retain the top T20I team ranking.“Definitely, we [are aiming for] clean sweep, but [we won’t be taking West Indies lightly]. Their team is quite strong, their players have been playing a lot of T20 cricket,” said the skipper.
Pakistani Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali.
West Indies XI: Jason Mohammed (c), Andre Fletcher, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Keemo Paul, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kesrick Williams, V Permaul, Chadwick Walton, Rayad Emrit, Samuel Badree