Pakistan take on West Indies in the third Twenty20 game at the Sheikh Zayad Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (27 September).

Where to watch

Match starts at 5pm BST. There is no live coverage of the game in the UK.

Overview

It is not often that one see's a Pakistan side demolishing opponents in the shorter format of the game, but that is what is happening in the current series featuring West Indies.

Playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan showed just how dangerous they can be and beat their opponents by 16 runs in the second T20 International on 24 September to clinch the three-match series 2-0.

Batting first, the Men in Green posted 160 runs thanks to contributions from Khalid Latif, Shoaib Malik and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, with the bowlers then taking over to restrict West Indies to just 144 runs, 16 runs short of the target.

Sohail Tanvir was the star of the show with the ball, picking up three wickets for just 13 runs in his four overs, while Hasan Ali supported him well. Pakistan have no injury worries at the moment and are most likely to go in with the same playing XI for the final game on 27 September.

carlos brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite has struggled since taking over as skipper of the West Indies T20 side Getty

Their opponents, West Indies came into the series ranked as the number two T20 team in the world, but have been outplayed in all aspects of the game. Their batsman have struggled to score runs while their bowlers have been unable to pick up wickets while also giving away runs.

The current world T20 champions gave the youngsters a chance in this series, but it is the senior players who have disappointed in particular Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine.

The Caribbean side will be playing for pride and would want to end the series on a high.

Prediction

Pakistan to win

Betting odds (Williamhill)

  • Pakistan to win: 8/11
  • West Indies to win: 11/10

Team news

Pakistan

Possible XI: Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (C & WK), Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Tanvir, Hasan Ali.

West Indies:

Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher (WK), Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (C), Sunil Narine, Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree.