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.
12-16 August: 1st Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica
20-24 August: 2nd Test match, Sabina Park, Jamaica