Pakistan, West Indies play final T20I today

By: News Desk
Published: 11:52 AM, 3 Aug, 2021
Pakistan, West Indies play final T20I today
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The fourth and final T20 International match between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Providence at 8pm (PST) tonight, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan won one match while two games have been washed out and ruled by rain ruining the series which is equally important for both teams ahead of T20 World Cup in October. 

With their two-first choice openers nursing injuries - Lendl Simmons was injured in the first match and Evin Lewis retired hurt in the second - Gayle could open alongside Andre Fletcher.

It's likely that Haris Rauf remains in the XI after he replaced Shaheen Shah Afridi for the washed-out third match. Azam Khan, however, could make it to the XI if he is cleared by the medical team.

Pakistan Squad (probable): 1 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Babar Azam, (capt) 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Mohammad Hafeez, 6 Sohaib Maqsood/Azam Khan, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Hasan Ali, 9 Mohammad Wasim, 10 Usman Qadir, 11 Haris Rauf

West Indies Squad (probable): 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Shimron Hetmyer 4 Nicholas Pooran (wk) 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Romario Shepherd, 9 Dwayne Bravo, 10 Hayden Walsh, 11 Akeal Hosein

Pitch condition

With rain predicted for the week as a whole, there is a chance that the contest may be a shortened one. However, there is a clear window in the day but conditions are expected to be overcast. Win toss, bowl first may be the best bet.