Pakistan cricket team has started their preparations for the West Indies series. The series will be played in the UAE and it will kick off with the three T20s. Pakistan had an impressive win over England in their last T20 game. So their confidence would be very high.On the other hand West Indies is a team which holds a he reputation when it comes to shortest format cricket. West Indies is the current World T20 champions. They have played some really good T20 cricket in the recent past.
Their players are in form courtesy to the latest Caribbean premier League edition and series against India. Also there have been a few fresh faces inducted in the West Indian T20 team. But at the same time the West Indian board is there with all its irrational decisions.
A few days back head coach Phil Simmons was sacked for having issues with the board. Now with the series against Pakistan just around the corner, this was a not a good call. A new coach or no coach will not do well to the West Indies side.
Pakistan has already announced their T20 squad. Umar Akmal, Rumman Raees and Saad Nasim are the new inductions in the side. Rest of the squad remains the same witnessed during the England T20 game. Sarfraz Ahmed will head the team. This will definitely make Pakistan team strong.
At this moment there is no doubt that the West Indians are the favorite ones. They have a very strong combination within the team in this format. The depth in the batting and having hard hitters like Russell, Bravo and Brathwaite gives them a lot of edge in the batting. Their bowling is decent as well. Narine and Badri will get a lot of help from the wickets.