West Indies surrendered before the fight, while coach Phil Simmons called Pakistan a weak opponent at home.
The next test of the Pakistani team will be in Schedule 2 Test matches at Sabina Park, Kingston. The long-format specialist players have also joined the squad after coming from Pakistan. The first match will start on Thursday. Of course, even before the match, the morale of the host team is looking low.
In the virtual media conference, head coach Phil Simmons said that the Pakistani team is always a tough opponent in the Caribbean islands. In the last two series, it competed with the hosts. “On the contrary, our team did not play good cricket against South Africa. Despite the home series against Pakistan, the Caribbeans will be on the field as a weak opponent. Nevertheless, we will do our best to be successful.”
“We want to do better in the new season of the ICC Test Championship, but there is no denying the fact that there will be a need to improve the batting significantly and consistently score 400 runs in an innings,” he said. Unfortunately, the players could not do good homework to prepare for the long-format competitions, he himself admitted.
It may be recalled that in the first Test of the home series against South Africa, the West Indies were bowled out for just 97 runs, so batting concerns are plaguing the head coach.
On the other hand, after the practice session and intra-squad match in Guyana were affected by rain, the guest squad, which arrived in Jamaica, was tested for corona on arrival at the hotel.
The practice session of the national squad lasted for 3 hours yesterday. The players prepared themselves for the Caribbean challenge in net practice at the center and side pitches after various exercises to improve their physical fitness.
Batsmen including Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, and Mohammad Rizwan had long net sessions, pacers Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, and Shahnawaz Dhani also appeared in action, spinners Yasir Shah And Noman Ali tried to adapt to the conditions, the management seemed to be considering a possible combination.
It may be recalled that 52 Test matches have been played between Pakistan and West Indies so far, out of which Green Caps have won 20, lost 17, and drawn 15.
Out of 17 series between the two teams, Pakistan won 6 and Caribbean 5, the score remained the same. In the West Indies, the host team won 12 and Green Caps won 7, 7 matches were drawn, 4 out of 8 bilateral series in the Caribbean islands were won by the host team, 3 draws. Happened
Pakistan had their first victory there in the last tour in April, May 2017. The team led by Misbah-ul-Haq won the first match by 6 wickets, lost the second by 106 runs, and won the third and final Test by 101 runs. Date the date.
In the four matches played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica, both the teams have won 2, 2, Pakistan has won the last two matches at this venue, Green Caps won by 136 runs in June 2015 and 7 wickets in April 2017.