West Indies wins toss, elects to bat in opposition to Pakistan in ODI

Multan, Pakistan: West Indies gained the toss within the sweltering warmth on Wednesday and elected to bat within the first one-day worldwide of the three-match collection in opposition to Pakistan.

The ODI collection was postponed final yr after a COVID-19 outbreak within the West Indies squad in the course of the previous Twenty20 collection in Pakistan.

The temperature hovered round 42 levels Celsius (107 F) on the time of the toss on the Multan Cricket Stadium, which is internet hosting its first worldwide sport in 14 years.

The Pakistan Cricket Board relocated the collection to Multan from Rawalpindi final week due to the unsure political scenario within the nation. The opposition, led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, is planning rallies within the federal capital Islamabad, which is adjoining to Rawalpindi.

West Indies is additional strengthened with the return of Rovman Powell and Romario Shepherd after it routed the Netherlands 3-0 within the final week’s ODI collection at Amstelveen. Each Powell and Shepherd missed the collection in opposition to the Netherlands resulting from a delay in issuing their visas.

Pakistan awarded an ODI debut to 21-year-old middle-order batter Mohammad Haris, who impressed the selectors within the Pakistan Tremendous League.

All-rounders Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz returned to Pakistan’s ODI staff after lacking the final residence collection in opposition to Australia resulting from accidents.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf.

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh Jr., Romario Shepherd.

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