Pakistan has won 40 and lost 56 in 99 T20Is so far. In contrast, the West Indies with 112 T20Is have won 65 and lost 41. The West Indies lead Pakistan in nine T20Is 6: 1.
When Pakistan won its only T20I in Guyana in September 2011, Bismah Maroof (43 did not go out) and Javeria Khan (37) made 83 runs for the fifth wicket, as Pakistan had reached the 116 goal with 116 balls.
The two players, along with Sana Mir and Nida Dar, who also belonged to the teams eight years ago, are expected on Thursday.
“I am honored and privileged to reach the 100th T20I Captain Pakistan. And for the captain in a home series, it’s even more enjoyable, “said Bismah. “I would like to congratulate all the women who have taken part in this trip and also to thank the PCB for their support, which has helped us realize our dreams of wearing the coat of arms and the star on our shirts.
“We are making steady progress in international cricket. The more we play against brave and strong teams like the West Indies, the better we will become. We have good talents and all we lack is regular international experience and notoriety. Series like these will only help us narrow the gap to the front running pages. “
The match between the two sides on Thursday is the first meeting in Pakistan since 2004, when they played a test and seven one-day internationals in Karachi. The test was drawn while the West Indies won the ODI series 5-2.
The West Indies, who have won the ICC Women’s World T20 2016 in Kolkata, are ranked fourth in the ICC ranking list, while Pakistan are seventh, 38 points behind. This means that visitors will start as favorites, but profits for the home girls will help them narrow the gap to the more experienced opponents.
Merseyside captain Merissa Aguilleira said in the preview of the series, “It’s fantastic to be here in Pakistan for the T20I series. We look forward to a highly competitive series against Pakistan and are delighted to be contributing to the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.
“We will do our best to entertain the fans and enjoy the hospitality of Karachi to the fullest and I am sure it will be a great show.”
Deandra Dottin, the 27-year-old from Barbados, who has played at 107 T20Is, will be the fifth best batter from both sides. Dottin has reached nine half and two centuries in 105 innings in which she scored 2,210 runs.
After the T20Is series, the two teams travel to Dubai, where they will lock the horns in the fourth round of the ICC Women’s Championship.
The three ODIs that will be part of the fourth round will be played on February 7th, 9th and 11th. The first ODI will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, the second and third ODI at the ICC Academy.