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Pakistan aim to fine-tune side before T20 World Cup with series vs West Indies

In the 2018 T20I series that was staged at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan won the three-match series, 3-0.

Published: 27th July 2021 09:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2021 09:45 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

BRIDGETOWN: The four-match T20I series between West Indies and Pakistan will begin at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday with the tourists aiming to dominate the home team and fine-tune their squad ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman later this year.

This will be the sixth bilateral T20I series between the two side with Pakistan having dominated the West Indies with wins in four out of the previous five T20I series.

West Indies won the one-off T20I match between the two sides in 2011, Pakistan have held the upper hand since. Overall, out of 14 T20I matches, Pakistan have maintained a stranglehold with 11 wins and only three defeats. Of these, seven matches have been staged in the West Indies, with Pakistan winning five and losing two.

In the 2018 T20I series that was staged at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan won the three-match series, 3-0.

The last time the two teams played a T20I series on the Caribbean soil was in 2017 with the visitors winning the four-match series 3-1.

In the latest ICC men's T20I team rankings, Pakistan are placed at the fourth spot with 261 points, while the Kieron Pollard-led West Indies are placed seventh with 235 points.

In case of a clean sweep, Pakistan will jump to the third spot with 263 points.

Amongst the batters, Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently ranked No. 2 while his opening partner, wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan is ranked seventh. West Indies' opener Evin Lewis is at number eight.

Fabian Allen, the West Indian left-arm-spinner is ranked No. 10 among bowlers while Pakistan left-arm-fast Shaheen Shah Afridi is at No. 13 spot in the rankings for T20I bowlers.



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