BARBADOS – Pakistan will be very active when they take on World T20 Champions West Indies in the first T20 at 1st T20I at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
The Green Shirts rank 9th in ODIs and 7th in the ICC T20 international ranking.
To boost their status, and to avoid playing qualifying round for World Cup 2019, Pakistan has to leave behind their old, safety-first strategy and play more attacking cricket to compete modernizing cricketing style.
West Indies, on the other hand, have built up their image by showing off an aggressive form of cricket.
They have a great chance to take their revenge to erase horrible memories of the last UAE visit.
Their ability to take calculated risks wherever necessary has earned them World T20 title for the second time.
It is hoped that Pakistan, would show a different class of cricket against West Indies, a glimpse of which was shown in the last ODI at Cardiff and then in the T20 against England.
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West Indies: Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton (wk), Keswick Williams.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Fakhar Zaman, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Rumman Raees, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan.