Bridgetown: Pakistan are facing the West Indies in the second T20 International of the four-match series at Providence today.
It is pertinent to mention that the first encounter was abandoned due to rain on Wednesday at Bridgetown.
Originally, Pakistan had to play a series of five T20 Internationals along with a two-Test series on the West Indies tour, but an entire T20I was cut after one of the non-playing staff in the West Indies set-up tested positive for coronavirus.
Now both teams will play the remaining three matches in the shortest format of the game. All these matches are being played at Providence.
Today, Pakistan are playing their 175th T20I overall, the most by any country in the world whereas the hosts are playing their 142nd match in this format.
Both countries have so far played 15 T20 Internationals together and Pakistan are much ahead with eleven victories, whereas the West Indies have won only two – three matches were tied and one had no result.
Pakistan and West Indies are on the final legs of their preparation for the T20 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 17, this year. West Indies are the defending champions of the Cup.
Teams for today’s match are to be selected from the following squads:
Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrel, Fidel Edwards, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Fakhar Zaman, Sharjeel Khan, Haris Rauf, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Azam Khan, Arshad Iqbal, Sohaib Maqsood, Usman Qadir, Haider Ali