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T20I series between Pakistan, West Indies to begin from July 27

After T20I series against England in the UK, Pakistan cricket team have landed in the Caribbean island, for five T20Is and two Tests against West Indies.

The T20 International series will be started from July 27.

All players who clear the COVID-19 test as negative will be in action from tomorrow. The training session will focus on batting, bowling, especially fielding and physical fitness.

With the cricket season in full swing, the tour of national team to West Indies has begun after England. The national team lost the ODI and T20 series against England. Players including Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam and Muhammad Abbas who flew from Karachi has also joined the camp.

Formal training session will be conducted from July 23. Under the supervision of Coach Misbahul Haq and Waqar Younis, the batting, bowling and fielding sessions of the team will be held, in which, the special attention will be given to physical fitness.

A series of five T20 matches is scheduled between Pakistan and the West Indies. The T20 matches will start on July 27. The Test matches will start on August 12 in Jamaica.

Needless to say, the focus will be on the T20Is as it will give the Men in Green another chance to bolster their preparations for the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup, to be held later this year in the UAE.

However, the two-match Test series will also provide its own challenges to the visitors, as it will be part of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. Hence, it will be interesting to see how Pakistan responds to the challenges ahead in the Caribbean island.

Unlike the hosts, Pakistan have already announced their T20I and Test squads for the tour, with some of their Test specialists having already left for the tour.


Schedule


July 27, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st T20I at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (Time: 08:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL)

July 28, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (Time: 08:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL)

July 31, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Providence Stadium, Guyana (Time: 08:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL)

Aug 1, 2021 |Pakistan vs West Indies, 4th T20I at Providence Stadium, Guyana (Time: 08:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL)

Aug 3, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 5th T20I at Providence Stadium, Guyana (Time: 08:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM GMT, 11:00 AM LOCAL)

Aug 12-16, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM LOCAL)

Aug 20-24, 2021 | Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica (Time: 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT, 09:00 AM LOCAL)


T20I Squads


Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (vice-captain) (Northern), Arshad Iqbal (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Azam Khan (Sindh), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haider Ali (Northern), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imad Wasim (Northern), Mohammad Hafeez (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Hasnain (Sindh), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper) (Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sharjeel Khan (Sindh) and Usman Qadir (Central Punjab).

West Indies: Kieron Pollard – Captain, Nicholas Pooran – Vice Captain, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr


Test squads


Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper) (vice-captain) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab), Abid Ali (Central Punjab), Azhar Ali (Central Punjab), Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab), Fawad Alam (Sindh), Haris Rauf (Northern), Hasan Ali (Central Punjab), Imran Butt (Balochistan), Mohammad Abbas (Southern Punjab), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Naseem Shah (Central Punjab), Nauman Ali (Northern), Sajid Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper) (Sindh), Saud Shakeel (Sindh), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh), Yasir Shah (Balochistan, subject to fitness) and Zahid Mahmood (Southern Punjab).

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