As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 14, 2013, 5:47 PM IST
As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, 1st ODI

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Toss: In overcast conditions at Providence Stadium, Guyana, West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the 1st ODI.

Preview: When the cricketing world is more keen about the Ashes, a nondescript five-match one-day series involving West Indies and Pakistan starts here on Sunday.

Both the teams have lot to prove to their fans after their poor performances in the last months. Pakistan are in the West Indies to redeem themselves after an unforgettable Champions Trophy where they lost in all the league games. While West Indies come into the series after failing to book a final berth in the recently concluded tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka despite starting off well in the tournament.

Pakistan would be boosted by the return of veteran Shahid Afridi who gets a chance to resurrect his international career. However, the hard-hitting batsman is confident of good show in the Caribbean after spending few weeks at the performance centre. Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal have been dropped while Umar Akmal has been included in the squad and more likely he would be doing the wicketkeeping duties.

First Published: July 14, 2013, 5:47 PM IST

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