Pakistan vs West Indies
Pakistan vs West Indies. (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan and West Indies are all set to play a three-match T20 International series in Pakistan. The first match is scheduled to be played on 13th December at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Pakistan has been in blistering form as far as T20 cricket is concerned. They exhibited stellar performances in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and managed to reach the semi-finals. Unfortunately, they couldn’t lift the title.

Babar Azam of Pakistan. Photo- Getty
Babar Azam of Pakistan. Photo- Getty

Babar Azam and Co. then whitewashed Bangladesh 3-0 in a T20 series in Bangladesh. Pakistan would be looking to continue the winning momentum and replicate a similar performance in the upcoming series against West Indies at home.

The Men in Green have made some notable changes to their squad. Players such as Shoaib Malik, M Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Hasan Ali have also been rested for the series. Babar Azam will continue to lead the side. The team would, once again, be banking on him and M Rizwan to score the bulk of the runs. The middle-order though has great potential, having got the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, and Iftikhar Ahmed.

Shadab Khan will lead the spin attack, while the fast bowling unit consists of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and M Hasnain to name a few.

Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran (Image Credit: Twitter)

West Indies, on the other hand, are playing with a depleted squad. Most of the senior players have opted out of the tour. The likes of E Lewis, Chris Gayle, S Hetmyer and L Simmons, Andre Russell, etc. will miss out in the series. Skipper Kieron Pollard is ruled out due to a hamstring injury. In his absence, Nicholas Pooran will take over the captaincy duties.

Add to that, three players who were part of the squad, namely Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers, have tested positive and thus are ruled out of the series. In the batting department, the onus would be on the likes of Brandon King, Shai Hope, and Darren Bravo, and Shimron Hetmyer.

All four are talented batsmen and it will be interesting to see how they fare in the series. West Indies have included some exciting all-rounders such as Dominic Drakes, Romario Shepherd, and Odean Smith.

All three can contribute significantly with both bat and ball. The trio impressed one and all in the CPL 2021 and it will be interesting to see if they can replicate those performances in the upcoming T20 series against West Indies.

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Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi
Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. Credits: Twitter

In India:

Sony Sports Network has bought the rights to broadcast all the matches of the West Indies tour of Pakistan in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.

In Pakistan: 

In Pakistan, ASports and PTV Sports will provide a live telecast of all the matches between Pakistan and the West Indies.

In the United Kingdom: 

In the United Kingdom, Sky Sport will present a live telecast of all the matches between Pakistan and the West Indies.

In the USA: 

In the United States of America, the fans watch the match live on Willow TV.

In New Zealand:

Sky Sports will be broadcasting all the matches of the West Indies tour of Pakistan live in New Zealand. For live-streaming, viewers can go to Sky Go App.

In South Africa: 

In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of the Pakistan vs West Indies T20 series.

In West Indies: 

Flow Sports will be broadcasting all the matches of the West Indies tour of Pakistan live in West Indies.