The unpredictable Pakistancricket team will take on the mighty world champions West Indies in the first T20 international game on September 23, 2016, at the Dubai International Stadium. The match starts at 9:00 p.m. Pakistan time.

Sarfraz Ahmed, the skipper, recently expressed his confidence in winning the series, considering the weather and pitch conditions in Dubai which are very similar to Pakistan.

Pakistan has won the toss and they will bowl first:

Final scores:

West Indies 115 in 19.5 overs

Pakistan 116/1 in 14.2 overs. Wins by 9 wickets

The 2nd t20 will be played on Saturday.

Team news

The Pakistan line-up is as below:

Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz,Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik,Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Tanvir and Hasan Ali.

Star batsman Umar Akmal will play today in all probabilities and as a result, Mohammed Rizwan will be compelled to sit on the bench. Mohammed Nawaz who has showcased scintillating form in the recently concluded National tournament will also be included in the side.

On the other hand, Nicolas Pooran andRovman Powell are competing to find a place in the final playing eleven for the Carribeans. The Islanders have some big names in their lineup which is comprised of Johnson Charles, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard, and Marlon Samuels.

All the West Indian players have the capability to do some tricks with the bat, and this makes them one of the most dangerous sides in the shorter format of the game.

West Indies is currently ranking 3rd in the ICC T20 rankings, and they will be aiming to take it to the next level by washing out this series.

Television Telecast Information

Millions of cricket fans are waiting to watch the live actions of this match, as it is being played between two big cricketing nations.

Pakistans's official broadcaster PTV Sports will televise the series for viewers in Pakistan. The live streaming can be watched at Ptvsports.com

Ten Sports is showing the game live in India.

You can also visit the official website of Ten Sports to watch the t20 game.

Weather and pitch conditions

The surface in the Dubai stadium is expected to be dry and slow.

It will not be a surprise if this match turns out to be a low scoring one.

The temperature in Dubai is more than 40 degrees Celcius in the day time, while in the night it is almost 33. West Indies will find it hard to adapt to this weather, as it is not that familiar to them.

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