Pakistan locks horn with W Indies today, seek another whitewash

05 Oct, 2016 11:55 am

DUBAI (92 News) –The third One-Day International (ODI) of three-ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies will be played at Abu Dhabi.

Hosts Pakistan have already won the series by winning the first two ODIs convincingly. In both the matches so far, Pakistan batted first and posted a strong total which West Indies failed to chase. Although West Indies showed some promise in the last game with the bat while chasing a mammoth total of 338, they still fell short by 59 runs.

With both teams having these two different motives in the upcoming clash, here are some of the Kye battles that are most likely to be witnessed in the final ODI of the series.

Pakistan have truly impressed with their performances with the ball as well as bat. Their ground fielding is decent but when it comes to taking catch, it seems like its a herculean task for their players as they dropped six catches in the second ODI.

It’s a fact that Pakistan are winning but captaincy from Azhar Ali has not impressed yet but one can hope for a turnaround in the final match with some experimental decisions having won the series already.

The opening pair of Pakistan has been very inconsistent. Very rarely, both their openers have fired together or made a good partnership lay a proper foundation for the team. The middle-order is quite sorted out with Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed. Malik comes with an immense amount of experience and is also the senior most player in the team.

Like in batting department, Pakistan will eye for some changes in their bowling as well. Their key pacer Mohammad Aamer has already fled back to Pakistan because his mother being seriously ill. Their bowling consists of young spinner Mohammad Nawaz, who is a decent batter and has contributed in the past as well.

Earlier, Mohammad Amir quit Pakistan’s one-day series against the West Indies and flew home after his mother was taken seriously ill.

The 24-year-old left for Lahore and will miss the third and final one-day international against West Indies in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. “The team management has allowed Amir to return home to attend to his mother who is seriously ill,” the PCB said in a statement.

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