Jason Mohammed to lead Windies in Pakistan T20s

Pakistan team practice session at National Stadium Karachi

The Windies will play three T20s in as many days starting Sunday at National Stadium in Karachi - Pakistan's largest city.

And though Windies haven't been able to name their strongest possible squad - Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder and Devendra Bishoo made a decision to skip the series due to security concerns - the ICC World T20 2016 champions should have enough to keep the home side on their toes.

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite will miss the upcoming T20I series in Pakistan over security concerns, while wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin was given a recall on Thursday.

Cricket West Indies on Friday said that they don't have issues with any players opting out on ground of security for the tour to Pakistan.

The series will see Pakistan host another Test nation in more than one global match for the first time since May 2015, after Sri Lanka cricket team was attacked by terrorists during a tour in 2009.

"I hope it will be a successful tour and when they go back they will tell players from other countries to come to Pakistan". He will look to improve his numbers further against West Indies' short-of-big-names side.

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West Indies are scheduled to arrive here from Dubai late Saturday on two different flights, with the first group due at 9:30 pm (12:30 pm Eastern Caribbean time) and the second at 12:15 am.

There is no denying West Indies' inexperience, but it is the one side you wouldn't bet against in this format. Twice a World T20 victor - not to mention Man of the Match in both finals he's played, Samuels will be the major driving force for the Caribbean side, and is expected to provide much-needed support for captain Jason Mohammed. Shoaib Malik - the only Pakistan survivor from that game - will be sure not to let his side underestimate him.

The visitors' side with be led by Jason Mohammed, and will feature batsmen Marlon Samuels and Andre Fletcher, who contributed to the success of Peshawar Zalmi with hard-hitting knocks in the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018.

It's hard to predict West Indies' combination, but there is no news of injury.

It has been nine years since Karachi last hosted worldwide cricket and the city is expected to come out in force to back the home side. The pitch is expected to be hard with the sun baking it all day, and a run-fest could be on the cards.

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