WI vs PAK 1st Test: Possible Playing 11 of West Indies

Updated on: Aug 11, 2021 7:54 pm IST

  • WI Playing 11: After a disappointing rain-hit T20I series, West Indies and Pakistan will be up against each other in the first Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica. West Indies haven’t been in the best form in the longer version and they are likely to face a tough challenge here. They lost comprehensively to South Africa in their recent Test series 2-0 with their batsmen struggling to cope on lively pitches. WI will look to add some valuable WTC points against a quality Pakistan side. In 52 Tests played between these two nations, Pakistan leads West Indies 20-17. 15 matches have ended in a draw.

    Team News

    • Shannon Gabriel is unavailable as he has been given time to complete his rehab.
    • Darren Bravo has been given a break after a long time in bio-bubble.
    • Chemar Holder and Shamarh Brooks have been recalled for the series.

    WI Playing 11 (likely)

    Kraigg Brathwaite (C)
    Shai Hope
    Nkrumah Bonner
    Kyle Mayers
    Roston Chase
    Jermaine Blackwood
    Jason Holder
    Joshua da Silva (wk)
    Alzarri Joseph
    Kemar Roach
    Jayden Seales

    West Indies batting led them down in the series against South Africa and they will look to put a big score on the board. Skipper Brathwaite has been inconsistent while Shai Hope hasn’t been able to replicate his ODI form here. Kyle Mayers and Nkrumah Bonner will hold crucial middle order spots. Windies are likely to go with 4 frontline fast bowlers with Roston Chase the spin bowling option. The focus will be on Jayden Seales who was impressive in the SA series.

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    West Indies squad

    Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Chemar Holder, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jomel Warrican.

    Where to Watch WI vs PAK Live 1st Test

    You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test match on Fancode. The match will be played from 12-16 August and will start at 8:30 PM (IST).

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