Jason Mohammed will captain a notably weakened West Indies facet residing to tour Pakistan for a three-match T20I sequence. With less than 72 hours to the foremost ball being bowled, there was once rising pickle over the destiny of the tour, however the announcement of the thirteen-man squad will reach as a reduction to the Pakistan Cricket Board, who had already begun to promote tickets for the three video games to be performed on the Nationwide Stadium Karachi.
As with Sri Lanka’s refer to to Pakistan ideally generous October, West Indies’ facet is rich from what would be considered a fleshy-energy unit. Lustrous Four of the facet that can tour Pakistan had been in West Indies’ squad for the World Cup qualifiers earlier this month, with skipper Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Devendra Bishoo among those absent. There are two new faces in what’s a somewhat inexperienced facet, Andre McCarthy and Odean Smith having acquired their maiden name-ups.
One other sharp ingredient to the squad is the total absence of any avid gamers from Barbados. West Indies possess, at display, a sizeable Barbadian contingent of their traditional initiating line-up, including their captain Holder, however he, as successfully as the likes of Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse develop no longer feature.
Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin and Samuel Badree are the most skilled avid gamers on the crew sheet. Moreover fragment of the touring birthday party are wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton and opener Andre Fletcher, both of whom performed in Karachi on Sunday within the Pakistan Shipshape League ideally generous.
Commenting on the tour, Cricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer Jonny Grave acknowledged, “Following the generous web hosting of the Pakistan Shipshape League ideally generous in Karachi on the weekend, our squad are if fact be told en path to Pakistan for our three-match T20I sequence. This tour is an additional well-known step for our guests on the PCB to bring their cricket support dwelling, and we are pleased that our avid gamers and enhance crew possess recognised this and supported this project.
“Honest security advisors Japanese Megastar Worldwide possess confirmed to both CWI and WIPA that they are overjoyed the possibility is manageable and can also be mitigated to a suitable level. We possess made it very sure to the avid gamers and enhance crew that had personal reservations about this tour that we absolutely realize and admire their role.”
West Indies had been due to chat about with Pakistan in November, however deal of issues – including unforeseen terrible climate – intended the tour wanted to be postponed. The reluctance of several West Indies avid gamers to tour Pakistan due to security considerations has been evident ever since the tour was once introduced, and it emerged lawful ideally generous week that CWI was once offering its avid gamers spherical USD25,000 if they agreed to tour Pakistan for the sequence.
The three T20Is could well be performed consecutively from April 1-3, all on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi.
West Indies squad: Jason Mohammad (capt), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Marlon Samuels, Odean Smith, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams