Pakistan vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 Highlights on 13 October 2016, Watch PAK vs WI 1st Test Day 1 Cricket Highlights 2016. The first of three test matches between the West Indies and Pakistan will get underway on Thursday at Dubai. Pakistan dominated the ODI series and will be looking to take the momentum into the test series as they have the West Indies on the back foot.
The 42-year-old Misbah-ul-Haq will return to Captain the Pakistan test side, with plenty of youngsters eager to make their mark on the international arena. Pakistan is now ranked the number one test side in world cricket, and will need to step up their pace if they are to remain in this position. Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz should return to open the bowling, while Yasir Shah will be the senior spinner in the side. Babar Azam could get his opportunity to make his test debut for Pakistan, after a very successful ODI series with the bat, where he scored three consecutive centuries. Despite being just 21 years of age, he has shown plenty of maturity, and looks to be the future of the Pakistan batting order.
Jason Holder will have his work cut out to get his side in the right frame of mind if they are to be competitive in the test series. Brathwaite has been nominated as his deputy for the series, as the West Indies look towards the future. Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo are the only two known names in the top order, and will have to lead from the front by setting an example.
It’s very hard to see the West Indies getting a foot in the door in the test series, as Pakistan look to have all facets of the game covered. The tourists have gone off the boil of late, and will need to rebuild a solid test line-up if they are to remain competitive in the test arena.
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