First #PAKvWI Test is all set to begin tomorrow in Kingston and so, here is a look at Pakistan’s expected playing XI for the opening encounter.
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Pakistan is expected to stick with the opening pair of Abid Ali and Imran Butt during the first while former skipper Azhar Ali is expected to once again bat at the one down position.
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Middle And Lower Order
Skipper Babar Azam then is likely to bat at the number four position. Fawad Alam too is expected to retain his place in the batting order at the number five position. At number six and number seven positions, it is highly likely that the green shirts will employ wicket-keeper batsman Mohd. Rizwan and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf. Nevertheless, keeping in mind Faheem’s poor form, they might as well allow Saud Shakeel a debut ahead of him.
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Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi are all set to lead Pakistan’s fast bowling department while Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah should be Pakistan’s leading spinners during the first Test of the series.
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Pakistan’s Expected Playing XI
Pakistan then are expected to enter the game with the following players.
Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohd. Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf/Saud Shakeel, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi