Pakistan opt to bat in final ODI against West Indies
ABU DHABI: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final One Day International against West Indies at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Despite having sealed the series 2-0 with comprehensive victories in Sharjah, Pakistan will go all out for another win to ensure a 3-0 whitewash, a result which will give their hopes of earning direct qualification to World Cup 2019 a big boost.
A clean sweep in the series will take Pakistan ahead of the eighth-placed West Indies.
Pakistan has made one change after fast bowler Mohammad Amir returned home due to his mother’s illness. Sohail Khan has stepped in.
Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
West Indies Team
KC Brathwaite, E Lewis, DM Bravo, MN Samuels, D Ramdin, KA Pollard, JO Holder (captain), SP Narine, SJ Benn, AS Joseph, ST Gabriel.