Shadab wins ODI cap as Pakistan bat against West Indies

PROVIDENCE, Guyana: West Indies captain Shai Hope has won the toss and put Pakistan into bat in the first One-day International of the three- match series here at the Providence Stadium on Friday.
The 18-year bowling sensation, Shadab Khan has been handed his first ODI cap, as earlier expectd.
Ahmed Shahzad will open the batting with Kamran Akmal, who has returned to the ODI squad after four years.
Pakistan: Shehzad, Kamran, Babar, Hafeez, Malik, Sarfraz (capt, wk), Shadab, Imad, Amir, Hasan, Wahab
West Indies: Lewis, Powell, Walton, Mohammad, Carter, Hope (wk), Holder, Nurse, Bishoo, Gabriel, Joseph
Those wondering why Carlos Brathwaite isn’t in the squad, he’s been left out to work on his bowling and other aspect of his game, which Stuart Law, the coach, believes he’ll get to do at the IPL. He’ll be playing for Delhi Daredevils. He put down the omission of the other Brathwaite – Kraigg – to a desire to see a more positive approach in the first Powerplay during an ODI.
Only once has the Providence Stadium seen an innings total in excess of 300, during the 2007 World Cup. Traditionally, surfaces here have been slow and low.


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