Pakistan tour of West Indies: Big blow for West Indies, Evin Lewis is likely to miss 3rd T20I against Pakistan – West Indies opening batsman Evin Lewis, who left the field in the 2nd T20I due to heat exhaustion and left intercostal discomfort, is likely to miss the 3rd T20I against Pakistan here at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Sunday. (WI vs PAK 3rd T20I)
Pakistan tour of West Indies: West Indies cricket board’s official Twitter handle posted an update on Evin Lewis’ fitness. “Medical Update Evin Lewis left the field yesterday due to heat exhaustion and left intercostal discomfort. He is being treated accordingly and WI will have an update ahead of the 3rd T20I today. #WIvPAK,” Windies Cricket wrote.
Evin Lewis left the field yesterday due to heat exhaustion and left intercostal discomfort.
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 1, 2021
Pakistan tour of West Indies: Meanwhile, Pakistan took a 1-0 series lead by a small margin in the second game. After the washed-out first T20I, the series is now effectively a three-match clash and the visitors are only one win away.
Pakistan tour of West Indies: Pakistan’s top order yet again proved to be the pillars over which the visitors’ success depended upon but it was the bowling that tacitly pulled it back for Pakistan in the second game.
Pakistan tour of West Indies: However, the graph of improvement of the lower middle-order batting line-up for Pakistan has plateaued and could be an area of concern before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup later this year. Mohammad Hafeez, who leads the middle-order, has averaged 11.77 in 2021 in 12 appearances while Fakhar Zaman averages 20.33.
Pakistan tour of West Indies: On the other hand, Windies uncharacteristically struggled with changing the gears and chasing down a below-par total. Although, the Windies bowling has seen a lot of positives that exploded the visitors while conceding only 23 and picking up six wickets at the death.