Pak Vs WI 1st Test 2021

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Mohammad Abbas struck twice in an over to reduce WI to 2/2 before bad light stopped play with the hosts 215 behind.

Day 01 stump

Pak 217/10

WI 2/2

West Indies dominated the opening day of the first Test after Pakistan lost wickets in a hurry to be bowled out for 217. That, until Pakistan struck back fiercely in the third over as Mohammed Abbas sent back Kieran Powell and Nkrumah Bonner for ducks in successive deliveries to peg West Indies back. Bad light forced Pakistan an early close to Day 1 in Jamaica with the hosts ending the day on 2 for 2 in four overs.

The only reason Pakistan got to a total of over 200 was thanks to Fawad Alam, who kept West Indies at bay with a more-than-handy 56 after his side were reduced to 123 for 5 at one stage. Faheem Ashraf and Alam settled into a sixth-wicket stand that was worth 85 keeping West Indies at bay. They scored at a quick pace with boundaries flowing at will.

Anything pitched outside off, they put away as the pair revived Pakistan’s innings that seemed to be going nowhere. Ashraf fell against the run of play on 44 when he was caught short of his crease when going for a quick run as West Indies broke the resilient stand. Alam fell soon after and the rest followed as Pakistan lost their last five wickets for 31 runs.

West Indies vs Pakistan: Head to Head ahead of first Test

The first of Pakistan’s matches in the ICC World Test Championship is against West Indies. This will be their and West Indies’ first match together, with each team playing three home series to compete for victory. However, before they start competing as a part of this championship, both teams have other commitments: Pakistan plays Bangladesh after the T20 world cup (where it won) while its next opponent at home are Australia, New Zealand and England all throughout 2022.

Head to Head

In the last meeting between these two, Pakistan ended their win drought in the Caribbean by clinching a 2-1 victory. In 17 series played so far, they enjoy a 6-5 edge over West Indies with 4 of those victories coming at home and 1 on neutral ground.

This series between Pakistan and the West Indies was a nail-biting, exciting affair. In it, Yasir Shah won player of the series honors for his heroics in both bowling Shannon Gabriel on what would have been last ball to seal victory at Dominica as well as picking up 16 wickets that included four five-wicket hauls.

Misbahul Haq was Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in that series with 271 runs. He is presently the head coach and will aim to achieve the rare distinction of winning in the West Indies, both as captain and coach.

Fixtures

12-16 August: 1st Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica

20-24 August: 2nd Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica

International teams are only fielding weaker sides against Pakistan: Inzamam

Former Pakistani batsman Inzamamul Haq has gained the internet’s attention as of late, after making a new YouTube video. He argues that international cricket teams are only fielding weaker players against Pakistan because they know how good we’ve become in recent years and don’t want to lose! This is why he cites examples such South Africa and England when discussing New Zealand Cricket’s decision not to tour us this year due to IPL obligations instead.

Pakistan’s former legendary player Innzi-Haq (Inzy) recently made an interesting YouTube video about his country which garnered significant buzz across social media channels on Wednesday night, with many agreeing with him out right away or calling for more evidence before judging whether it was true yet.

“Inzamam is not sure why the NZ team was sending players to IPL when they were supposed to be playing a series in Pakistan. He said, “I can’t understand this. When we went to South Africa at April, they sent their players for the IPL and with New Zealand coming up next month it’s surprising again that eight of them have opted out due Covid-19.”

“I feel that the Pakistan team is not getting proper practice because they are not playing against some of the top players. We got to play West Indies, but then we couldn’t play most matches due to rain. Do other teams view us as a B-level side and refuse to face us? What’s ICC doing? Are they sleeping on their jobs?” he added.”

The captain of Team Pakistan feels like his squad isn’t being given adequate opportunity for training purposes, which means no games against higher ranked opponents—and when it does get a chance at an international match with another country (West Indies), there was bad weather in both countries so nothing came out from this game either! He fears that other nations see them as second.

West Indies, Pakistan seek winning start to new WTC cycle

The first battle between West Indies and Pakistan in the World Test Championship will be shaping up to a close one. With three out of four T20I matches being washed-out, it’s unfortunate that rain could have such an impact on both sides’ performance from hereon forward.

Pakistan have just sailed away from the Caribbean after clinching a three-match series against West Indies 2-1. The last time Pakistan were in the region, they managed to stage their perfect farewell for retiring duo Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan by winning both of those matches convincingly.

They only lost one game on this occasion which was recorded as Shannon Gabriel’s brain fade moment that saw him concede his wicket with an astonishingly long handle during the final Test match at Barbados Cricket Ground.

Team news:

West Indies: Chemar Holder and Shamarh Brooks have been recalled for the series while Gabriel continues with his injury recovery.

Probable XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Kyle Mayers/Shamarh Brooks, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder.

Pakistan: The visitors have named their 19-man squad for the series with Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz allowed to return home to spend time with their families.

Probable XI: Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi/Naseem Shah.

Senior pace duo’s absence ‘not too much of a destabiliser’ – Bairstow

“The potential absence of both Stuart Broad and James Anderson from the second Test at Lord’s would be a big loss for England,” Jonny Bairstow said. “But this team is not going to crumble because we have lost two key players.”

Jonny Bairstow, one of the few English batsmen that performed well in India, says losing 2 world-class bowlers would make things difficult but they will continue with their aggressive style by targeting other Indians’ weaknesses instead.

With the news of Anderson’s quad injury, Bairstow was suddenly thrust into a major role for England. It is unclear whether or not he will be able to take on that responsibility in addition to his own game but if there were ever an opportunity made by adversity it would be this one! Now with Broad forced out as well because of calf tear sustained during practice, we are left wondering what kind of damage has been done and how much time they have had together before such injuries become too difficult for them both.

England cricket team captain Joe Root said “It’s hugely disappointing,” about James Anderson being ruled doubtful due to a thigh muscle strain while speaking at Twickenham Stadium ahead off Saturday’s first test against India which

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