Pakistan begin their three-match T20I series against West Indies at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday. The match also marks the first of a series of matches to be played between the two sides which, other than the T20 internationals. also include a series of three ODI matches and three Test matches.
While Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan rightfully holds the Test mace, their fortunes have been rather different in the shorter formats of the game. They are placed seventh in the ICC T20 rankings as opposed to their opponents, West Indies, who top the table. West Indies had surprised one and all when they won the T20 World Cup for a second time in India earlier in the year. The champions though, are missing Chris Gayle in their ranks. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that the absence of Gayle does not mean in any way that West Indies will be a weaker team.
When is the first T20I between Pakistan vs West Indies?
The first T20I between reigning T20 Champions West Indies and Pakistan will be played on September 23 in Dubai – which is Pakistan’s home given the ban on the Misbah-ul-Haq captained side’s hosting of cricket matches in the country ever since the attack on the Sri Lankan bus in 2009.
What time is Pakistan vs West Indies?
The broadcast of the match starts at 9:30 PM IST which is 8PM local time and 4 PM GMT.
Where to watch Pakistan vs West Indies?
The first match of the three-match T20 series will be broadcast on the Ten Network.
Where can Pakistan vs West Indies be live streamed online?
You can catch the match online on TenSports.com and on indianexpress.com.
What are the squads for the match?
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c&wk), Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Saad Nasim, Rumman Raees, Hasan Ali, Khalid Latif, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz
West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher (wk), Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.