Pakistan vs West Indies Highlights Today, Monday 13-12-2021. 1st T20I (D/N), West Indies tour of Pakistan 2021, from National Stadium, Karachi. From 2011 to 2021 Pakistan won twelve twenty/20 international matches from the West Indians. The visitors West Indies got three victories out of eighteen T20I matches that had been played between Pakistan and Windies in the last ten years. The home team recently showed their skills in back-to-back victories in the shortest format of international cricket. First in the Icc men’s t20 world cup and after that in Bangladesh.
The visitor team West Indies is coming from Sri Lanka after losing two test matches. But still, they are only two times t20 world champions. In Sri Lanka, there were too many turning pitches but in Pakistan, there are mostly batting-friendly pitches. Which suits West Indies batsmen more than the Pakistanis because of their power-hitting ability. But still, the Pakistan team is the favorite.
West Indies have won the toss and they will bowl first.
“We want to have a look at the conditions first,” Nicholas Pooran says. “We have got a few youngsters and hopefully we can create something special starting from tonight. ”
“The pitch looks nice and we can put on some runs on the board and put pressure on them,” Babar says. “It’s good to be back here and we are looking forward to playing good cricket in front of the home crowd.”
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Haider Ali, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Mohammad Wasim Jr, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
West Indies team: 1 Brandon King, 2 Shai Hope, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Devon Thomas, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt, wk), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Odean Smith, 8 Dominic Drakes, 9 Romario Shepherd, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Oshane Thomas.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies: LLWLL
Match Timings: 13:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Aleem Dar
TV Umpire – Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee – Muhammad Javed
Reserve Umpire – Rashid Riaz
Match number – T20I no. 1448
Post Match Presentation.
Haider Ali is the Player of the Match: “I rate my innings 10 out of 10. Rizi Bhai supported me really well and asked me to build my innings. I got a lot of confidence from the way Rizi Bhai was playing. The pitch was a bit difficult and was helping spinners, so we decided to take our chances against fast bowlers.”
Nicholas Pooran: “I think we gave away 20 runs more in the field and there were a few boundaries off the edges too. I loved the effort and energy from the guys tonight. We are a young side but it all comes down to execution.”
Babar Azam: “Rizwan and Haider Ali played handy knocks and the way Nawaz finished was outstanding. Our spinners bowled well and put them under pressure. We will sit and discuss what combination to play for the next game.”