West Indian cricket team in Pakistan in 2017–18
|West Indian cricket team in Pakistan in 2017–18|
|Dates||1 – 3 April 2018|
|Captains||Sarfaraz Ahmed||Jason Mohammed|
|Twenty20 International series|
|Results||Pakistan won the 3-match series 3–0|
|Most runs||Babar Azam (165)||Denesh Ramdin (63)|
Mohammad Amir (5)|
Shadab Khan (5)
|Rayad Emrit (3)|
|Player of the series||Babar Azam (Pak)|
The West Indies cricket team toured Pakistan in April 2018 to play three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Pakistan won the series 3–0. Following the conclusion of the series, Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said that "no team will be using security concerns as an excuse in the future. This year or the next year, (international) cricket will come back to Pakistan". The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are hoping to play a full international series against a Full Member side in Pakistan by 2020.
It was the first tour in Pakistan of more than one match against another Test nation since Zimbabwe toured in May 2015. In October 2017, Sri Lanka played a T20I match against Pakistan in Lahore.
Originally, the fixtures were scheduled to be played in November 2017. However, early in November 2017, reports announced that the West Indies team would not be travelling to Pakistan over security concerns. The PCB chairman Najam Sethi stated that the original schedule was changed due to unforeseen weather, logistic issues and challenges with security. In March 2018, the PCB confirmed that the fixtures would take place in April at the National Stadium in Karachi. The last time an international cricket match was played at the venue in Karachi was in February 2009, when Sri Lanka toured Pakistan. That series was cut short, following an attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) offered an extra pay incentive to players to tour Pakistan. With only three days left before the tour started, the West Indies named a weakened squad to tour Pakistan. Jason Mohammed was named as captain of the West Indies, as the regular T20I captain, Carlos Brathwaite did not travel because of security concerns. Along with Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Devendra Bishoo did not make themselves available, also because of security concerns.
1 April 2018
203/5 (20 overs)
60 (13.4 overs)
- West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
- Asif Ali, Hussain Talat (Pak), Keemo Paul and Veerasammy Permaul (WI) all made their T20I debuts.
- Jason Mohammed captained the West Indies for the first time in T20Is.
- This was the West Indies lowest total in T20Is.
- This was Pakistan's biggest win, in terms of runs, in T20Is.
- The West Indies loss was the largest margin of defeat between two Full Member sides in T20Is.
2 April 2018
205/3 (20 overs)
123 (19.2 overs)
3 April 2018
153/6 (20 overs)
154/2 (16.5 overs)
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