After clinching the four-match T20I series by 3-1, Pakistan are set to lock horns with West Indies for a thrilling first ODI at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. The last time these teams met for an ODI series at West Indies in 2013, there were many close games as well as a draw match. West Indies carry an unwanted record to their name as they have not beaten any team in a bilateral series outside Bangladesh, Pakistan will be entering as favourites. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available in India on Sony LIV, while the live telecast will be available on Ten 1 HD and Ten 3 in India and Pakistan. Full Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st ODI at Guyana
Both teams will also be struggling to find their spot in the rankings in order to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019. As for Pakistan, this will be Sarfraz Ahmed’s first stint as full-time ODI captain. Also the opportunity of becoming captain across format becomes stronger with the retirement of Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq. These three-match ODI series will be crucial for his as a captain to send a strong message to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Another spotlight will be on Shadab Khan, who broke into the Test squad after his stupendous success in T20I series.
For West Indies, it was Chadwick Walton who impressed many with his performance in the T20I series. His 80 runs in the series earned him selection for the first two ODIs as West Indies’ reserve wicketkeeper, behind Shai Hope.
However, West Indies will be without Carlos Brathwaite who is currently going to work on his bowling and fitness through IPL for his franchise Delhi Daredevils (DD).