Pakistan are set to cross swords with West Indies in the limited-overs series starting on Monday (December 13) in Karachi. The teams will play three ODIs and as many T20Is. The series is a shot in the arm for Pakistan who were taken aback by the withdrawals of the New Zealand and England teams from the tours owing to security issues. The Babar Azam-led team has been in great form in the previous year.
The team started the year with a win over South Africa at home in early 2021. Later, they managed to beat the African nation and Zimbabwe in a T20I series in an away series. Pakistan also reached the semifinals of the 20-20 World Cup and later beat Bangladesh in T20Is and Tests. Under Azam, the team is looking a well-oiled unit.
West Indies have strutted across formats and have been disappointing. Worst, they will also be without their regular skipper Keiron Pollard, who is out due to injury, and several other key players. However, West Indies are unpredictable and dangerous when it comes to white-ball formats.
Pakistan have dominated West Indies in the shortest format, winning 12 out of the 18 matches. West Indies have managed to win just three games. However, the Caribbean team have an upper hand in the ODIs, winning 71 and losing 60 games.
Pakistan vs West Indies head to head in T20Is
Pakistan won - 12
West Indies won - 3
NR - 3
Pakistan vs West Indies head to head in ODIs
Played - 134
Pakistan won - 60
West Indies won - 71
NR - 3
Matches Schedule and Details
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.
Where to watch PAK vs WI
SONY SIX and Sony Ten 2 channels has the broadcast rights for Pakistan vs West Indies games. SonyLiv will live stream all the six white-ball games.
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.