Pakistan will be up against West Indies in the limited-over series starting on December 13 at the National Stadium in Karachi. The teams will clash in three ODIs and as many T20Is. The Babar Azam-led team is on a roll at the moment. The team exuded class in the 20-20 World Cup and managed to reach the semifinal of the showpiece event held in UAE and Oman.
Later, they dominated a hapless-looking Bangladesh and managed to beat them 3-0 in T20Is and 2-0 in Test matches. Pakistan have confidence and momentum and will look to end 2021 on high.
On the other hand, West Indies have had a disappointing year so far across formats. The two-time 20-20 World Cup winners bowed out of the tournament from the Group Stage. West Indies were also whitewashed in a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka recently.
They are also without the services of several senior players who have either pulled out of the tour or have been rested. Nonetheless, West Indies would be hoping to perform well with few youngsters onboard. Nicholas Pooran would be in charge for the T20I series and Shai Hope for the ODI series.
Matches and start time
T20Is: December 13, 14, and 16 at National Stadium, Karachi. Matches start 8:30 PM IST/ 08:00 PM local.
ODIs: December 18, 20, and 22 at National Stadium, Karachi. Matches start 1:30 PM IST/ 1:00 PM local.
Pakistan and West Indies have clashed with each other 18 times in T20Is, with the former winning 12 matches and the latter winning three. In the ODIs, the teams have met 134 times, with West Indies winning 71 games and Pakistan winning 60.
Where to watch Pakistan vs West Indies match
Sony SIX and Sony Ten 2 have the broadcast rights of the tour. Live streaming of the matches will be available on the SonyLiv platform.
Pakistan T20I: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Pakistan ODI: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Hasnain, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani Usman Qadir.
West Indies T20I: Nicholas Pooran (c), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Rovman Powell.
West Indies ODI: Shai Hope (c), Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Nicholas Pooran, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Devon Thomas.