Pakistan train for Windies Test series after T20 win - in pictures

First match of two-Test series begins in Jamaica on Thursday

Pakistan hit the ground running as they prepared for the first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica, which begins on Thursday.

Babar Azam's Pakistan enter the match on a high - they won the preceding T20 series 1-0 and have succeeded in their last four Tests. The men in green thrashed Zimbabwe and blanked South Africa 2-0 at home earlier in the year.

The visitors have a more experienced batting line-up with Babar, Azhar Ali, and Mohammad Rizwan forming the core of their team. What will also give them confidence is the fact that the West Indies were easily defeated by South Africa at home in their previous series.

Moreover, Windies coach Phil Simmons is worried about the readiness of the home players.

"A lot of the players said they didn't get any work done in their home territories before this camp and the four-day game," Simmons was quoted as saying by AFP after a four-day warm-up.

"It's disappointing to find out there's nothing done and we have to start from scratch here."

Kraigg Brathwaite's team were crushed by the Proteas in successive matches with pacers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi ensuring they failed to get past 200 in four innings.

Updated: August 11th 2021, 6:52 PM
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