Pakistan, West Indies clash in first cricket Test today

By: News Desk      Published: 11:22 AM, 12 Aug, 2021
Pakistan, West Indies clash in first cricket Test today
Coach Misbah-ul-Haq takes part in a training session ahead of the of the 1st Test between West Indies and Pakistan at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.–AFP

Pakistan and West Indies teams will play their first cricket Test of the two-match series at Kingston, Jamaica at 8 pm (PST) on Thursday (today), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Pakistan had won the T20I series 1-0, neither the Windies nor the visitors had seen cricket in action as the series saw three matches being completely washed out by the rain. 

Pitch and conditions

Scattered showers are forecast throughout the Test match in Kingston, so significant interruptions would not be surprising.

Sabina Park has tended to play host to fair contests between bat and ball, if a little on the slower side over recent years. When Pakistan last played here in 2017, Yasir Shah was the Player of the Match, taking eight wickets.

West Indies (possible): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt) 2 Kieran Powell 3 Nkrumah Bonner 4 Shamarh Brooks 5 Jermaine Blackwood/Roston Chase 6 Jason Holder 7 Joshua Da Silva (wk) 8 Alzarri Joseph 9 Rahkeem Cornwall 10 Kemar Roach 11 Jayden Seales

Pakistan (probable): 1 Abid Ali 2 Imran Butt 3 Azhar Ali 4 Babar Azam (capt) 5 Fawad Alam 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 7 Faheem Ashraf/Nauman Ali 7 Hasan Ali 9 Yasir Shah 10 Mohammad Abbas 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi