Watch Online Pak v WI 1st Pink Ball Test Day 1 Full HD Highlights Today, Thursday 13th October 2016 at Dubai (DSC). After Babar Azam, three consecutive centuries in ODI format Pakistan team selectors have included two new names in the squad Mohammad Babar Azam and Mohammad Nawaz are at debut.
Last month Pakistan team got the world’s no 1 rank when they were in England but this month India got some more points at home ground after whitewash NZ in India. These days Pakistan team looks like the most dangerous team in cricket and also they are favorite against West Indies test format.
Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan.
West Indies team
KC Brathwaite, LR Johnson, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, J Blackwood, RL Chase, SO Dowrich†, JO Holder*, D Bishoo, ML Cummins, ST Gabriel.
Toss: Pakistan Have Won The Toss and Will Bat First.
Match Timings: 11:30 GMT | 15:30 Local | 16:30 PKT
Babar Azam from Pakistan team was the most runs scorer in ODI matches, he scored 360 runs in three matches with a strike rate of 99.17 which is so good for a new youngster. Sarfraz Ahmed was the second number most runs scorer with 119 runs, MN Samuels got the third position with 116 runs. Mohammad Nawaz was the most wicket-taker with seven wickets, Wahab Riaz took five and AS Joseph took four.
Pitch & Weather Report
Temperatures in the UAE have come down and the weather is likely to be cooler than it was during the limited-overs matches. Dew could be a factor, though neither side has complained about it so far. It is understood that the ground staff has used anti-dew spray on the outfield to minimise its impact and reduce the likelihood of spinners experiencing difficulty gripping the ball in the evening.
With half-centuries in both warm-up matches, Shai Hope has made a case for inclusion in West Indies’ middle order. Marlon Samuels, who has been in poor form in Test matches of late, didn’t play either game, and it will be interesting to see if he retains his place at No. 4. With Roston Chase established as their first-choice spin-bowling allrounder, West Indies will choose between Devendra Bishoo and Jomel Warrican as the specialist spinner to partner him.
Pakistan’s Test line-up has been fairly stable over the last few years, but they have often craved an allrounder to give them flexibility in different conditions. Mohammad Nawaz, who is likely to make his Test debut in Dubai, could be that sought-after player with his batting and left-arm spin. Babar Azam will come in for Younis Khan as he recuperates from his recent bout of dengue fever.
Test no. 2224 | 2016/17 season
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
13,14,15,16,17 October 2016 – day/night match (5-day match)
Umpires – RK Illingworth and PR Reiffel
TV umpire – IJ Gould
Match referee – JJ Crowe
Reserve umpire – Shozab Raza
Pakistan 279/1 90 overs