Welcome Back : International cricket returns to Multan as Pakistan host West Indies

Welcome Back : International cricket returns to Multan as Pakistan host West Indies


The series is rescheduled from December 2021, because of the Covid-19 outbreak in the West Indies team, until June this year. Important CWCSL points will be contested because both teams lock horns in a three -match contest, starting June 8.

Western Indies returned from the Netherlands, where they swept the Odi series three matches 3-0. Currently, they are sitting in fourth position in the standings with 80 points from 18 matches, while Pakistan is ranked 10th with 60 points from 12 ODI.


Pakistan will enter the series with a positive mindset, after winning their last Odi contest, against Australia, with a difference of 2-1 at home in March-April. The side will be supported by the return of Sadadab Khan, who missed the series because of injury.


Imam-ul-Haq (298 Run) and Babar Azam (276 Run) are the top run-getters, each on average 149 and 138. Meanwhile, their pacers were impressive with the ball, the attack led by Shaheen Shah Afridi.


In the Western Indies camp, the Nicholas Peduman team saw some of the strong performances of their top three batters against the Dutch. Shai Hope, Sharekh Brooks and Kyle Mayers attacked centuries while Brandon King made 91 important. Their bowler is collectively combined throughout the series.


However, Powan, who recorded scores of 7, 10 and 7 in three ODIs, would look for a strong comeback against Babar.


One of the biggest challenges for both teams is to deal with heat. The temperature is expected to float around the 40s, then all matches will start at 4 pm local time to overcome the stifling conditions.


Remember the last time


The last time the two teams locked horns in bilateral affairs for the 50-Over international was in September 2016 when Pakistan hosted the Western Indies at the UAE for the three matches. Pakistan is dominant because they set a large target of more than 300 twice and 285 in the first ODI.


Babar emerged as an escape star and was decided by a series player to register a sensational score of 120 (his first century ODI), 123 and 117 in three matches. He became the third dough of Pakistan who scored three centuries in a row in Odi Male and Eighth Overall.


What they say


Captain Pakistan Babar Azam: “This is an important series for us because it has important superpiece points. The players have made many efforts to prepare themselves for the challenges of Western Indies and we really want to win other series and maximum maximum bags and maximum bags and maximum bag and maximum bag and maximum bag points to consolidate our opportunities for direct qualifications at the 2023 World Cup. “


Western Indian head coach Phil Simmons: “The heat will become extreme, (but) Pakistan also plays hot and after that will help us a lot.”



Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Timian, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi , Shahnawaz Handed, Zahid Mahmood


West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (C), Shai Hope, Nkrumah Bonner, Shaamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Keemo Paul, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario ShephoD , Hayden Walsh Jr.


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