Windies bat first after rain delay
Bridgetown, Barbados, CMC – Pakistan won the toss and chose to field in the rain-delayed third Digicel One-Day International against West Indies on Thursday at Kensington Oval.
Pakistan are unchanged, but West Indies have made two changes, bringing fast bowlers Andre Russell and Ravi Rampaul back into their line-up in place of leg-spinner Anthony Martin and wicketkeeper/batsman Carlton Baugh. Lendl Simmons will keep wicket.
Play started an hour and 45 minutes later than scheduled, after overnight and early morning rain delay the start, but the weather steadily improved allowing a 45 overs-a-side match.
This match marks the ODI debut for umpire Peter Nero, the 46-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago.
West Indies trail in the five-match series 0-2, after losing the first ODI by eight wickets last Saturday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in St. Lucia, where they also lost the second match by seven wickets last Monday.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Lendl Simmons (wicket-keeper), Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kirk Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul; Reserve: Anthony Martin
Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Salman (wicket-keeper), Hammad Azam, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan; 12th man: Saluhuddin
Umpires: Asoka De Silva, Peter Nero
Match referee: Jeff Crowe
Television umpire: Norman Malcolm
Reserve umpire: Joel Wilson