West Indies win the toss & opt to bowl first against Pakistan in the 2nd Test

Suhaib Ahmed

20th Aug, 2021. 09:24 pm
West Indies win the toss & opt to bowl first against Pakistan in the 2nd Test

West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and this time also chose to bowl first on the first day of the 2nd Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park on Friday.

After scrambling to an exciting one-wicket win in the 1st Test at the same venue 5 days earlier, the West Indies have made one change by including a fast bowler Alzarri Joseph further boosting their pace attack over left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.

Pakistan has also made a change and removed an experienced wrist-spinner Yasir Shah, who went wicketless in the 1st Test and added a left-arm orthodox slow bowler Nauman Ali.

West Indies are looking for a first Test series victory over Pakistan for 21 years.

The visitors are expecting to repeat the efforts of the 2005 and 2011 tours of the Caribbean when they lost the 1st encounters.

Squad:

West Indies:

Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Kieran Powell, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua da Silva (wicketkeeper), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales.

Pakistan:

Babar Azam (captain), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Abbas.

 

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