PAK vs WI 1st T20I LIVE: The T20I bilateral series between Pakistan and West Indies kick-offs on Monday – December 13 with 1st T20I scheduled to be played at National Stadium in Karachi. The last time West Indies visited Pakistan to play the T20I series was back in 2018 when they had Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Denesh Ramdin, and other experienced campaigners. This time they look depleted in the absence of senior players such as Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, and Lendl Simmons Follow InsideSport.in for more updates
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The Men in Maroon will also miss the services of left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, who have returned Covid-19 positive in Karachi. The three players will be unavailable to participate in the upcoming Pakistan series.
Apart from them, West Indies will also be without regular captain Kieron Pollard who withdrew through a hamstring injury and Nicholas Pooran will be leading the side the understrength side in the shortest format.
The series comes three months after New Zealand quit its first tour to the country in 18 years following a security alert, shortly before the opening match. That was followed by England’s decision to withdraw visits by its men’s and women’s teams scheduled for October.
On the other hand, Pakistan will be high on confidence considering their excellent run in the recently concluded Bangladesh tour. The Men in Green whitewashed Bangladesh in both – T20I series as well as the Test series – and coming back & playing in home conditions acts as icing on the cake for the Babar Azam-led side. They have a rather full-fledged squad and it will require West Indies to punch above their weight to shrug off their last tour disappointment and also bounce back from their T20 WC 2021 disappointment.
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National Stadium, Karachi Pitch Report: With only 4 four T20 internationals played at the venue, the side batting first has won three times. And also, all four matches have been won by Pakistan – thrice batting first, once batting second.
PAK vs WI at National Stadium in Karachi (2018)
- 1st T20I – Pakistan won by 143 runs
- 2nd T20I – Pakistan won by 82 runs
- 3rd T20I – Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Pakistan Probable Playing11 –
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani/Mohammad Wasim
West Indies Probable Playing11 –
Brandon King, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (c/wk), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh Jr, Oshane Thomas
How do I watch live streaming of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st T20I in India?
Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) will provide the coverage of the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka in India. Fans across India can enjoy the PAK vs WI 1st T20I coverage LIVE across SONY SIX, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 3, and SONY TEN 4 channels.
Fans can also live stream PAK vs WI 1st T20I on the SonyLiv app.
Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 T20I Squads
Pakistan T20I Squad:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali
West Indies T20I Squad:
Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh, Rovman Powell
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