Azhar Ali gone 1st ball, West Indies, 1st ODI 2016

The T20 series is finished and we are into the ODI series. Hosts Pakistan has suddenly become the favorites now in the ODI and Test formats now. Earlier it was the West Indies who everyone though that will take away the T20 and ODI series.

The reason was their sublime form and natural talent in the limited overs cricket, especially in the T20I. Pakistan did well and they thoroughly let the West Indies take nothing from the three T20 games played recently. Pakistan gave West Indies a whitewash.

It was really hard to believe the results because they were really surprising. Pakistan was looked upon as a good side but not as good as West Indies. But then again they dominated the game in all three departments and left nothing for the men from the Caribbean.

Now as the ODI series starts, most of the players are the same as of the T20 team. Azhar Ali, Yasir Shah, Asad Shafiq and a few others are the new inductions. Hence already the Pakistan side is looked as a very strong unit.Pakistan has don’t well in the last 5 matches. They won the last ODI in England chasing 300 plus runs. Later they defeated England in the T20 game as well. Then they fly out back home and now they have tarnished the world T20 champions West Indies as well.

So Pakistan is in with a very good chance here. They will be eager to get their hand on a win again. By this, they will be able to put West Indies under pressure once again. This first game will be very important for both the sides. West Indies have won the toss and they have decided to field first. It looks a pretty unusual decision from the West Indian captain Holder.

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