After claiming the T20 series against West Indies, the Green Shirts eyes a complete whitewash, as both teams’ inches towards their final T20 encounter today (Tuesday) at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan is riding high under the spirited captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed, who at the moment is in an almost perfect batting form, backed by a wily bowling attack. Whereas, the Calypso kings seems to have loct their edge, particularly in the batting department.
Carlos Brathwaite, the newly appointed skipper of current T20 Champions is optimistic despite facing series defeat and wants to go for a win, reported Gulf News.
“I haven’t lost confidence in anyone as a team. We haven’t been as good as we wanted to be and as players. We have to go about and find ways to correct the mistakes.”
Brathwaite emphasizing on winning the final T20 said, “We told before the start of the series that every game we want to go on to win. Psychologically going into the longer 50-over format a victory in the third T20 can do a lot of good.…We are more than confident we will go over to win.”
Coming to expected changes Pakistan who at the moment is working like a sound unit, have no reason to change. However, Pakistan’s coach Mickey Arthur said that there might be changes in the bowling department, reported ESPN Cricinfo.
“We would like to bring in (Mohammad) Amir, and start him bowling before the ODIs,” he said. “I want to know how Rumman Raees goes too, but we will take a final decision tomorrow.”
Pakistan Squad (probable): Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali/Mohammad Amir
West Indies Squad (probable): Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher (wk), Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Jerome Taylor, Rovman Powell/Nicholas Pooran.
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