WI vs PAK | Series Preview
After the limited-overs series against Australia, West Indies are all set to host Pakistan for a multi-format tour including a four-match T20I series and two-match Test series. The home team will be led by Keiron Pollard in the T20Is while Kraigg Brathwaite will take charge in the two Tests. Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 series promises to be a live spectacle for fans as the Asian against will be touring the Caribbean Islands after nearly four years since 2017.
The bumper home season for West Indies will see them hosting their third T20I series in less than two month's time. The hosts suffered a narrow loss against South Africa before bouncing back to thump Australia 4-1. With most of their T20 veterans back in the side, the visitors will have a challenging task in hand if they are to go past the defending T20 World champions in their own backyard.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 21, 2021
Pakistan's recent white-ball form hasn't been too encouraging so far. The ‘Men in Green' lost to England in both the limited-overs series. The Babar Azam-led side will have up raise their game in order to battle it out against the Caribbean team, especially in the T20Is.
Here’s a look at the Pakistan Tour of West Indies 2021 in detail:
Pakistan Tour of West Indies 2021 Full Schedule & Match Timings:
WI vs PAK T20I Series Schedule
West Indies will host Pakistan for a four-match T20I series closely followed by two Tests. The live cricket action for Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 series kickstarts with the 1st T20I from July 28 at Barbados. While the first T20I will be played at Barbados, the Providence Stadium in Guyana will host the last three matches of the series. The final T20I will be played on August 3. Except for the first T20I (7:30 PM IST), all the other three matches will begin at 8:30 PM IST (11 AM local time).
West Indies and Pakistan to play revised four-match T20I Series for the Osaka Presents PSO Carient T20 Cup
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 25, 2021
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WI vs PAK 2021 Test series schedule
The two-match Test series will be played at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The first Test between Pakistan and West Indies begins on August 12. The series will be part of the World Test Championship 2021-23, so both teams will be aiming to begin the new cycle with a win under their belt. As far as timings are concerned, both the Tests will start at 9 AM local time.
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WI vs PAK Head to Head Records | H2H Stats
Head to head in T20Is
- Matches Played: 14
- West Indies won: 3
- Pakistan won: 11
In the T20Is West Indies and Pakistan have faced each other on 14 occasions. The Asian team has been dominating the one-sided head-to-head T20I record against West Indies with 11 wins and a mere three losses. The upcoming T20Is will provide an opportunity for both teams to improve their head-to-head records. While Pakistan will be keen to further this gap, West Indies will be eyeing to put a strong show against Pakistan in the T20Is.
Head to head in Tests
- Matches Played: 52
- West Indies won: 17
- Pakistan won: 20
- Draw/No Result: 15
In the Tests, it has been an evenly matched contest between the two teams. West Indies have won 17 while Pakistan has secured victory in 20 matches. Out of 52 Tests, 15 have also ended in a draw.
PAK vs WI 2021 Live Telecast & Streaming Details
Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 series will be streamed live on the FanCode App in India. Being the digital streaming partner for cricket in West Indies, FanCode has acquired the rights to digitally stream the live action on their platform in India. All six matches (4 T20Is & 2 Tests) during the PAK vs WI 2021 series will be shown across India.
The following platforms will live telecast the WI vs PAK series in the respective countries:
India: FanCode App
Australia: Fox Sports
West Indies: Flow Sports
England: Sky Sports
South Africa: SuperSport
Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports
WI vs PAK Squads – T20Is and Test Matches
West Indies announced their provisional T20I squad before the start of their home summer. A similar-looking squad featured in the T20Is against South Africa and Australia. The veterans including the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and DJ Bravo will continue to be a major part of the T20I squad. Led by Skipper Kieron Pollard, the home team looks ever so strong along with youngsters including Nicolas Pooran, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, and others.
West Indies squad for T20Is: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (VC), 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.
The hosts are yet to announce their Test squad for the two Tests against Pakistan.
📢 Pakistan squads for England and West Indies tours announced 📢
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) June 4, 2021
Pakistan has already announced its squad for the T20Is and Tests against West Indies. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan will be two key batters for the touring party. Fakhar Zaman is likely to get a chance in the middle order while Mohammad Hafeez will look to overcome his T20I failure in England.
The bowling unit will be under immense pressure to deliver the goods in the series against West Indies. The pace until has struggled to defend huge scores in the second innings. The likes of Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be expected to bring their A-game to the fore in the upcoming series. In the spin department, Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim will be the two players to watch out for Pakistan.
Pakistan Squad for T20Is: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Arshad Iqbal, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, and Usman Qadir.
Pakistan Squad for Tests: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (Wk/VC), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah (subject to fitness) and Zahid Mahmood.