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DUBAI---West Indies will attempt
to avoid a second successive white-
wash when they face Pakistan in
the third and final match of their
One-Day International series here
West Indies are already two-nil
down in the series and will be pinning
their hopes on a consolation win to
elevate waning morale ahead of the
Test series against Pakistan.
The regional side has been out-
played by Pakistan in all five limited
overs encounters thus far including
their three-match T20 sweep against
the reigning world champions.
"We don t want to lose three-nil
we want to go into the Test match
with a little bit of confidence. We
just have to play better than Pakistan.
simple as that," said coach Roddy
"We just have to outplay them all
round. They have outplayed us so far
in the two series. We have got to up
our game. But we just got to be better
as a team, as a unit".
West Indies have lost most of their
matches against Pakistan on this tour
in lopsided fashion including the three
T20 matches where they crashed to
nine-wicket, 16-run and eight-wicket
However, despite losing the second
ODI their performance reflected an
improvement with Darren Bravo and
Marlon Samuels recording fifties.
"We are happy that the players
who had a decent game in the last
ODI are players from the Test squad
so they would have had time in the
middle, getting used to the conditions
and getting used to the Pakistani
bowlers," said Estwick after the
Windies held a full training session
at ICC Academy yesterday afternoon.
"Obviously they are players who
are playing in the test series who are
playing in the ODI series. So it is
important for them to get used to
the pitch and the conditions and the
Pakistani bowlers as well so there is
still a lot for achieve from this game
Pakistan has been relying on their
top order including the fast rising
Babar Azam who scored hundreds in
the first two ODIs of the series.
West Indies may consider altering
their top order to avoid pressure on
the middle order.
Explosive opener Johnson Charles
has not fired leaving a trail of low
scores, the highest being 20.
Reserve opener Evin Lewis, who
struck 100 off 49 balls against India
last month, could be drafted into the
Alzarri Joseph, who replaced Shan-
non Gabriel in the second ODI, is
likely to retain his place but there are
calls to use Jonathan Carter, who
grabbed 4-30 in a warm-up game
against Emirates Cricket Board Xl.
"Unfortunately for us we did not
have any 50 overs practice so we are
now beginning to get use to the pitch-
es," said Estwick.
"You could see from our last bating
performance that it was a lot better.
Maybe they got 30 runs to many"
Today s match is at the Sheikh
Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
West Indies (possible): 1
Kraigg Brathwaite/Evin Lewis,
2 Johnson Charles, 3 Darren
Bravo, 4 Marlon Samuels, 5
Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6 Kieron
Pollard, 7 Jason Holder (capt.),
8 Carlos Brathwaite, 9 Sunil
Narine, 10 Sulieman Benn, 11
Pakistan (possible): 1 Azhar
Ali (capt), 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3
Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5
Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 6 Umar
Akmal/Mohammad Rizwan, 7
Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Imad
Wasim, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10
Rahat Ali, 11 Hasan Ali
Pitch and conditions
The October heat and dew will
be significant factors in Abu
Dhabi. The stadium is located
in the middle of the desert, so
gusts of wind may offer
additional movement to the
Stats and trivia
• ODIs that Pakistan have lost,
out of their last nine in Abu
Dhabi over the last three years.
They haven't lost as many
ODIs in any other venue during
• West Indies have not won an
ODI in Abu Dhabi. They lost all
three to Pakistan in 2008.
• Two Pakistan batsmen have
scored hundreds in three
successive ODI innings---Zaheer
Abbas and Saeed Anwar. Babar
Azam scored hundreds in the
first two ODIs of the series.
West Indies middle order batsman
Marlon Samuels defends during a
training session at the ICC
Academy in Dubai, yesterday.
The Windies were preparing for
the third and final ODI at Sheikh
Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today.
PHOTO COURTESY WINDIESCRICKET.
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