Legspinner Samuel Badree has described Pakistan as a “very, very dangerous team” which can “demolish any opposition.” West Indies face them in three T20Is from Friday in the UAE and Badree insisted his side was “wary of the challenge” posed by Sarfraz Ahmed and his men despite the gap in rankings.
West Indies, having won the World T20, are at No. 3 and Pakistan are No. 7.
West Indies, however, would have to find a way to cope without two of their best T20I players.
Chris Gayle is injured and Andre Russell withdrew from the tour for personal reasons.
West Indies begin the tour with a warm-up match against Emirates Cricket Board XI on September 20.
There is a day-night Test in the schedule as well.