A new itinerary was announced for Pakistan’s tour to West Indies i.e. all set to take-off in the ongoing week.
Itinerary Revised For Pakistan’s Tour To West Indies
Itinerary for Pakistan’s tour to West Indies was revised after ODI series between the West Indies and Australia had to be rescheduled because of COVID19. Pakistan’s T20 series then has been reduced from five to four games in the revised schedule.
So, What Does The New Itinerary Look Like?
The revised schedule is as below.
July 28: 1st match at Kensington Oval
July 31: 2nd match at Guyana National Stadium
August 1: 3rd match at Guyana National Stadium
August 3: 4th match at Guyana National Stadium
August 12-16: 1st Test at Sabina Park
August 20-24: 2nd Test at Sabina Park
Misbah-ul-Haq Still Looking To Fill The Vacant Middle-order Spots
With the T20 world cup only a few months away, the limited overs series in particular is important for the green shirts as they hope to find an answer to the middle-order crisis. While explaining the situation, Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq in a recent interview said, “We have to view every game as important and improve our performance. England were a top team in difficult conditions, but we have to look at a roadmap for improvement. Of course, losses shatter your confidence, and we just have to try and build it back.
“The results before the England series were much improved, we won 3 series in a row. [Mohammad] Hafeez has not been doing as well as he did last year, and other middle-order players are struggling. Overall, the team is better but these two aspects of our game need to improve, (only) then we’d be in a much better position. The importance of three-dimensional players and the lower middle order is very important. Players like Hasan Ali and Shadab (Khan) and their performances are crucial, but the link with the middle order needs to be stronger.”