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Wednesday December 01, 2021

T20 World Cup warm-up: West Indies win toss, put Pakistan to field

Pakistan captain Babar Azam says they "would also have elected to bat had we won the toss"

By Web Desk
October 18, 2021
Photo: file
Photo: file  

The West Indies  elected to bat first against Pakistan after winning the toss at the outset of the clash between the two sides clash  in a warm-up match today (Monday) for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Sharing views over WI winning the toss, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam said that they "would have elected to bat had we won the toss."

The Pakistani captain said while speaking about the recently concluded National T20 Cup, that the World Cup squad had benefitted from the domestic tournament. 

Pakistan’s Shaheens are playing against WI at the ICC Academy ground in Dubai.

The clash is a part of the World Cup preparations and which kicked off at 2pm (PST). It is the first warm-up match for the Pakistan squad ahead of the mega event.

Pakistan cricket teams nomination form for todays match.
Pakistan cricket team's nomination form for today's match.

Pakistan cricket team has been training for the mega event, with coaching consultants Matthew Hayden and Vernon Philander.

West Indies cricket teams nomination form for todays match.
West Indies cricket team's nomination form for today's match.

Apart from the warm-up match, the national cricket team has no other activity scheduled for today.

Last night, the team participated in a training session at the ICC Academy ahead of the tournament.

The cricketers practised batting and bowling in floodlights during the net session. Pictures from the training session, shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) showed the players in action.