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Series in UAE to Test Pakistan, West Indies Calibre in Different Formats

September 22
21:44 2016

New Delhi, Thursday, September 22 – Pakistan and West Indies are ready to compete in the United Arab Emirates in a tournament that is to last for around one and a half month. The contest begins from Friday, September 23 and will conclude on Thursday, November 3. Here is to describe that the likelihood of registering victories is approximately alike for both squads that are to challenge each other in all formats of cricket.

In view of the fact that both West Indies and Pakistan being the powerhouses, excitement level is to be taken up. Players and even fans get ready for the competition. support for both sides is going to be crucial and likelihood of good crowd exists too. To elaborate more about the stay of Pakistan and West Indies in UAE, it is certain that a lot is going to be learnt in view of the fact that the event will come to an end early November. They are to play 3-match T20 International series and same number of Test and ODI series as well. The first and second T20 matches will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, while the final will be hosted at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. More to the point, Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah and Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi have been selected as the venues of 50-50 over matches. One Day International matches are entertaining as a lot changes as soon as the contest nears to its ending.

As far as Test matches are concerned then Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai will host 1st Test from October 13 to October 17. Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is the venue for 2nd Test, which starts from October 21 to October 25, while the third and last match will be hosted at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah from October 30 to November 3. The Test matches are to give an edge to the skills of both Pakistan and West Indies players. Since the tournament is to begin with T20I, the West Indies players will pay heed to maintaining good form as they being the T20 World Cup winners. West Indies squad will be led by Carlos Brathwaite and the team will look strong having Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Samuel Badree, Andre Russell, Chadwick Walton and Jerome Taylor. If they get success in saving wickets and attaining runs by being on the crease to display quality presentation, winning the match will be a little bit easy for them.

On the other hand, in view of the fact that bowling has been the strength of Pakistan, attention will be on earning wickets as early as possible. Bearing in mind the kind of performances by both Pakistan and West Indies in the last few week, early grip in the contest will be the objective of both sides right from the beginning. Since players accurately know what their roles are being in the team and what could be the possible aftermaths when mistakes are done or good show is presented at different stages of the competition, the attitude will be something interesting to watch. Not to  forget that West Indies players registered an unforgettable win on Indian cricket team in first T20I match that held at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill in Florida on August 27 by only one run. The victory in a nail-biting contest brought them come on the front foot.

Despite the fact that Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side bounced back in 2nd T20 but all efforts went into vain for the reason that the match couldn’t be finished thanks to wet outfield which was due to intermittent rains, lasting for more than a few hours. No result in the 2nd Test snatched away the chance of winning from India, who stopped the opponents at a score of 143 and scored 15 runs in two overs while chasing the modest target. Given that only a day remains for the Pakistan and West Indies match to start, audiences are eager to see which team tastes success first. They all are set to back favourite teams and give loud cheer on each shot or wicket. Sarfraz Ahmed is to guide Pakistan team, which has Sohail Tanvir, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Nawaz, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Umar Akmal, Rumman Raees and Saad Nasim.

Who makes it in the Playing XI will be a key thing to watch but it is for sure that focus will be on to make Pakistan be robust and confidently face all challenges. Hopes are certainly up from them as potential lies in Pakistan cricketers. When it comes to performance, consistency is missed for more than a few times. Good captaincy may impart pivotal role in giving the team a right direction to move. Skippers’ guidance could be the key to success as it can take the squad move towards the success with sheer confidence. Feat depends on quite a lot of factors. However, it can’t be ignored that the group which is able to force opponents feel the pressure through immaculate show on the field has great prospect of winning than the one that does not make best use of opportunity and puts forward an average performance.

Here is to describe that Pakistan and West Indies will be keen to taste the victories for as many times as possible because none wants to go home by being on a defeated side. Since both teams are to play out of their comfort zone, there will be equivalent chance for them to rise amid high hopes. If the audience get to see some blitzes on the field, it is going to be saved in their memory for a lifetime. Pakistan can’t make mistake to give room to West Indies so that they feel the ease and send the ball at different corners of the ground. Placing the ball in the gap also brings a lot of runs, especially when ones are converted into twos and threes. The shortest format of cricket is going to catch the eyes. If truth be told then troubles are a bit much for Pakistan as they know the rivals have great batsmen and all-rounders who can go for biggies and fours on good as well as weak deliveries.

West Indies squad is capable of pulling off in the tough situation and this could be an issue for Ahmed-led squad. Pakistan recently defeated England in only T20 match by nine wickets. The win gave them something to celebrate as England did not let them rise in their den during ODI series. If all series held between these two teams are taken into consideration then Umar Akmal leads the table of most runs in shortest format, with 96 runs in three innings. After him, Lendl Simmons holds no. two spot with 74 runs in three innings. Kieron Pollard ranks at no. 3 position with 72 runs in a couple of innings. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi with 64 runs, Dwayne Bravo with 60 runs, Ahmed Shehzad with 59 runs, Umar Amin with 54 runs, Darren Bravo with 42 runs, Darren Sammy with 32 runs and Marlon Samuels with 30 runs ranks from number 4 to 10, respectively.

When it comes to the most wickets the 1st place is captured by Zulfiqar Babar with five wickets in two matches. Second spot is occupied by Devendra Bishoo with four wickets. Sunil Narine is at no. 3, while Saeed Ajmal at no. 4 with four wickets each. More to the point, Mohammad Hafeez, Samuel Badree and Ravi Rampaul hold 5th, 6th and 7th positions. In the same group, Shannon Gabriel, Sohail Tanvir and Abdur Rehman Pakistan hold at no. 8th, 9th and 10th spots, respectively. Since the two countries haven’t play a lot of matches in the past, the prospect of noticing a quick change in the aforementioned positions exists. When it comes to ODI encounters then Desmond Haynes with 934 runs has most runs in 50-50 over match. Richie Richardson with 880 is at second place. Javed Miandad with 776 runs finds the third place. Chris Gayle of West Indies is at number 4 with 679 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq, Ramiz Raja, Imran Khan, Lendl Simmons, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Carl Hooper rank from no. 5 to 10 in this order. Pakistan players will try to note strengths and weaknesses of the West Indies players to play in a way that could be useful in the success of the team.

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