Good Evening/Afternoon, شام بخیر! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog session of the third of the four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series between visitors Pakistan and hosts West Indies. at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Saturday. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from this tie. Pakistan have been exceptional following their twin successive wins ion the opening two ties, having put themselves in the driver’s seat. They would be aiming for a win here to seal the series. Meanwhile, West Indies continue the woeful form and would be aiming to strike the next two games, starting with this tie to square the series. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Port of Spain
The hosts are most likely to get some changes in the side. Although Holder was not impressive with the ball and was the most expensive one as well, he had a good run with the bat in the match, which makes his retention in the team a certainty. However, players like Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Rovman Powell could face axe for their unimpressive performance in the second T20I and could well be replaced by Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher and Jason Mohammed. Pakistan vs West Indies, 3rd T20I at Port of Spain, Preview
As for the visitors, Pakistan are most likely to retain their playing XI, following their impressive twin wins so far. However, a couple of changes can’t be ruled out either, considering they would like to test their bench strength. Ahmed Shehzad, who had an injury scare in the second T20I, could missout the match and would probably be replaced by Mohammad Hafeez. Shadab Khan’s 4-for helps visitors clinch a last ball thriller
Pakistan: Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan.
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Chadwick Walton (wk), Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Jason Holder, Samuel Badree, Kesrick Williams, Jonathan Carter, Andre Fletcher, Jason Mohammed, Veerasammy Permaul, Jerome Taylor.