Pakistan tour of West Indies 2017 March 4, 2017

Two more T20Is added on to Pakistan tour of West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies T20 captain Carlos Brathwaite will be hosting Pakistan for four T20Is © Associated Press

Pakistan's tour of West Indies has been extended by two T20Is with a total of four now scheduled between Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago to kick off the start of Pakistan's seven-week tour of the Caribbean. The additional fixtures have also caused a shift in dates for the first of the originally scheduled pair of T20Is.

The tour itinerary originally comprised two T20Is, three ODIs and three Tests starting with a T20I in Trinidad & Tobago on March 31. The tour will now begin in Barbados on March 26 with the first of the now four T20Is. The other additional T20I will then take place on March 30 in Trinidad while the third T20I is pushed back to April 1.

The WICB had looked into possibly staging both of the additional T20Is in Lauderhill, Florida on March 25 and 26 and according to an ESPNcricinfo source, a deposit was placed with stadium officials at the Central Broward Regional Park to reserve the facility for those two dates. However, the source indicated that there were concerns over the ability of Pakistan's squad to get US visas processed on short notice and the decision was made to schedule the additional T20Is inside the Caribbean.

This is only the second time a four-match T20I series has been scheduled between Full Members. The first took place between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Khulna in January 2016.

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  • NAIM on March 10, 2017, 10:35 GMT

    Sehzad, Kamran, Babar, Fakhar(instead of Umar to give chance to new player), Malik, Sarfaraz, Shadab (imad has no turn), Hafeez (As a bowler who can bat!), Amir, Sohail (Wahab's line n length are not perfect), Hasan (good slower ball)

  • Michael on March 8, 2017, 18:47 GMT

    @mngc1.....You continue to focus on Kraiggs' and Hopes' SR .You use two of the lowest in an effort to prove that the other batsmen would have a hard time reaching a score of 300 because of them.Mohammed has a SR of 66 btw. You should now use two with the HIGHEST SR ... Nurse SR 120 and Lewis 93 and you will see that the remaining batsmen would ONLY have to score around 87 from the last 100 balls to reach 300...hardly likely right ? By now you should have realized that ...that method is FLAWED in addition to the fact that those outside of the two lowest and two highest are not going to score at the same SR since ALL are different. BTW..I am still awaiting your figures back up with stats showing how you arrived at Ramdin taking 90% of catches that came his way....but in the meantime you should take comfort in that there will ALWAYS be HOPE for RAMDIN in ODIs.

  • jarrel0723030 on March 7, 2017, 23:08 GMT

    The fact that Carlos is captain of any West Indies team is exactly why it's the laughing stock of the world. How about 1) Gayle 2) Lewis 3) Lendl Simmons 4) Dwayne Bravo 5) Pooran 6) Pollard 7) Rovman Powell 8)Darren Sammy 9) Rayad Emrit 10) Sunil Narine 11) Badree with Chadwick Walton and Kesrick Williams as subs and maybe might put Carlos in there as well to prove one more time if he can really make it. Maybe his forte is T20 but i doubt it cuz he also failed in the IPL and Big bash. I specifically chose Emrit because he is playing t20 leagues around the world and doing well. He called for the PSL final and took 3 wickets. Only West Indies would see someone excelling and still not give them a call up. Tell me which team is capable of beating this team in t20. NONE. Only in the West Indies these boys wouldn't get chosen in other formats as well and also the number 3 bowler in the world get left out because he didn't play in your sub standard regional tournament.

  • Michael on March 7, 2017, 15:49 GMT

    @cricfan08757670 .......of course it will be interesting.Don't you know that Bdos has a history of beating touring teams? you need to do some research big man. Like you jealous though since all was well when all ya had about 8 in the team and were saying that the team could have been better if they had played a full Trinidad team. Now all ya got "chicken feed " and ya finding fault left,right and centre...but I know how it the years when all ya had none in the TEST squad but would still flock to the QPO to watch a "BAJAN TEST SIDE"

  • cricfan08757670 on March 7, 2017, 15:34 GMT

    Barbados vs Pakistan sounds interesting

  • Michael on March 7, 2017, 14:11 GMT

    Carlos Brathwaite should captain the T20 side with fellow Bajans Hope,Holder,Carter ,and Nurse along with Lewis,Mohammed,Badree,R.Reifer,R.Powell.C.Walton R.Cornwall and J.Hamilton . My 13 for the tests Kraigg, K.Powell,Hope, Mohammed,Blackwood,Chase,Dowrich (keeper ) Holder capt,Nurse,Bishoo,Gabriel,Joseph and Lewis

  • Muhammad Irfan on March 7, 2017, 12:28 GMT

    T20 1.Ahmad 2.kamran(K) 3.babar 4.fakhar 5.malik 6.sarfaraz(c) 7.hafeez/imad 8.Wahab/shadab/yasir 9.sohail khan 10.amir 11.Hassan/Ruman ODI 1.Ahmad 2.kamran 3.Babar 4.Azhar/Asad 5.Fakhar/Hafeez 6.Sarfaraz(c)(K) 7.Sohail 8.Amir 9.Wahab 10.Hassan 11.Yasir Test 1.Ahmad 2.Kamran 3.Azhar 4.Babar 5.Asad 5.Misbah 7.Hafeez/Imad 9.Amir 10.Hassan 11.Yasir Perfect team for tour and stick to it till WC

  • talha on March 7, 2017, 6:54 GMT

    1 less test match and 2 more ODIs would have been perfect as Champions trophy is approaching and we all know that it is expected to be a very one sided test series. This could also have generated more revenue from the tour.

  • iqbal7861 on March 7, 2017, 0:09 GMT

    Pakistan should make some serious changes for t20s as its for the kids and must be played by the kids like Hussain Talat, Shadab Khan, Hasan Khan and Khushdil Shah etc. captained by Ahmed Shehzad. Nobody should be more than 25....

  • shani on March 6, 2017, 16:43 GMT

    Gayle, keron pollard, sammy, bravo,,,, with out these four players westindies squad doesnot look good, they are legends of t20s for sure,, i dont know why westindian board is not using there weapon, if atleast 2 of these players will get chance that will be excited series otherwise it will be one sided....

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