Host West Indies and Pakistan will lock horns in a five-match T20I series, starting from 27th July in Barbados. After comfortably brushing aside Australia in the five-match T20I series, Captain Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can continue their decent form in this series.
Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetymer, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons contributed well to the team’s cause in the previous series against Australia. Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Obed McCoy also put in excellent bowling performances for West Indies in the previous T20I series against Australia.
On the other hand, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Rizwan played well in the recently concluded T20I series against England. The middle-order has been a cause of concern as the likes of Sohaib Maqsood and Azam Khan have yet to cement their place in the playing XI. Hasan Ali suffered a minor injury and will be rested for the opening fixtures. Besides Hasan Ali, the likes of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain and Arshad Iqbal are prominent pacers named in the T20I squad for West Indies.
Here are prominent numbers and statistics related to Pakistan vs West Indies 2021 T20I series:
11 victories for Pakistan out of 14 T20Is played against West Indies. In 2018, Pakistan completed a clean sweep over West Indies in a three-match T20I series played in West Indies.
0 series wins for West Indies in the T20I format against Pakistan. Captain Kieron Pollard will be looking to win their maiden T20I series against Babar Azam’s Pakistan.
1 wicket required by Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. The right-arm quick has claimed 49 wickets in 37 T20I matches at an average of 22.10.
8 wickets required by West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. The left-arm quick has claimed 42 wickets in 34 T20I matches at an average of 21.90.
77 runs needed by Pakistan experienced batsman Mohammad Hafeez to complete 2,500 runs in the T20 format. The right-handed batsman has scored 2, 423 runs in 109 matches at an average of 26.62 with 14 half-centuries to his name.
81 runs needed by West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Andre Fletcher to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. He has scored 919 runs in 51 matches at an average of 20.88 with 6 half-centuries to his name.
182 runs needed by West Indies opener Chris Gayle to complete 2,000 runs in the 20-over format. Left-hander had accumulated 1,818 runs in 70 matches at an average of 29.80 with 2 centuries and 14 half-centuries to his name.