Ireland, minnows in world cricket lost the first ODI by a mammoth runs which is huge in the over format. The scored by Sharjeel Khan played a significant role in Pak's first innings score of The amazing part of his splendid batting display is, he scored it in such a quick time and just faced 83 delivery, smashing nine sixes and 16 boundaries. In his batting, glimpses of the legendary hitter Afridi were seen.
The game will start at 3. IST and Pakistani pacer Umar Gul is returning to the squad after a sixteen long months hiatus, and it will surely raise the overall morale of the team.
This is the most alarming question which is being faced by Azhar Ali and crew as they gear up for this initial encounter. They are seven points behind the West Indies who are ranked at the eighth spot.
By the end of this series, Pakistan will be aiming to jump above the Carribean so that they will automatically qualify for the upcoming World Cup.
If Azhar's boys fail in this attempt, we can see them playing the qualifiers along with other four bottom placed nations in After completing the two-match series against Ireland, The Men in Green will play another five-match battle with England, and they are striving to win all the games to climb the ranking table.
New formation, fresh hopes Pakistan has retained only seven men out of the fifteen who were present in the Test squad against the English side.
Hasan Ali, the yearold seamer who showcased some stunning bowling capabilities when performing for the A team has been included in the squad, and we should wait to know whether he will find a place in the eleven.
The Pakistan skipper is confident of a good show from his boys, on the eve of the ODI, he admitted that they need to perform well like they did in Tests.
The live streaming can be enjoyed on the official websites. The weather forecast is perfect on Thursday after two days of rain. In another game today, India will play the 4th Test against the West Indies.
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