(Photo) Windies train in earnest for red-ball tussle against Pakistan

West Indies practice ahead of their first Test versus Pakistan.

Aryan Surana

The non-cooperation of the weather gods meant the T20I series between West Indies and Pakistan turned out to be a trainwreck. As the juggernaut rolls on towards the longer format, the hosts are sweating it out in training to put their best foot forward in the first Test, set to be contested from August 12. Getting adequate miles under their legs is essential because most members of the 17-man provisional squad have been starved of red-ball action since June last year.