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New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, Highlights
New Zealand is all set to host Pakistan within the first of a five-match One-Day Worldwide (ODI) sequence on the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Saturday. Will probably be a troublesome tour for Pakistan because the Inexperienced Shirts have traditionally struggled in New Zealand having received solely two sequence. Out of final 5 ODI sequence, since 2000/01, Pakistan have managed to win only one sequence.
In the meantime, the New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI will start at three:30 am IST on January 6 and the match can be telecast stay on Star Sports activities Choose 1/HD. The free stay streaming on NZ vs PAK can be obtainable on Hotstar. You’ll be able to comply with the stay rating and ball-by-ball commentary of the match right here.
New Zealand, who lately defeated West Indies in all three codecs of the sport, will purpose to proceed the momentum once they host Pakistan within the five-match One-Day Worldwide (ODI) sequence, adopted by three Twenty20 Internationals. However, Pakistan can be excessive on confidence as they arrive in New Zealand for the limited-overs sequence after whitewashing Sri Lanka 5-Zero in an ODI sequence within the United Arab Emirates.
Going into the opening match, regardless of lacking the companies of all-rounder Doug Bracewell, who was dominated out of the primary two matches, the hosts will financial institution on skipper Kane Williamson, veteran Martin Guptill and Colin Munro, who turned the one participant to attain three T20I centuries with a ton towards the West Indies.
All of Tom Latham, the wicketkeeper-batsman, Todd Astle and Henry Nicholls are set to return to the aspect, having not performed within the T20Is towards the West Indies.
Latham completed as New Zealand’s third-highest run scorer in ODIs in 2017, behind Williamson and Ross Taylor.
Pakistan is also troubled by the Kiwi tempo assault, led by Tim Southee and Trent Boult, as they try to take advantage of dwelling circumstances. The likes of Matt Henry, Mitchell Santer, and Lockie Ferguson must also show a handful.
Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam — their high run-scorer in ODIs in 2017 — kind the batting core, with Fakhar Zaman, the opening batsman, able to giving the guests a brisk begin, alongside the traces of that match-defining century within the Champions Trophy 2017 remaining.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed may also lead a reasonably younger bunch on the tour, together with Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan, the spinners, and Imam-ul-Haq, the 22-year-old opening batsman and nephew of former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The final time these two sides competed towards one another was in January 2016, when Pakistan visited New Zealand for a limited-overs sequence.
On that event, New Zealand received the three-match ODI sequence 2-Zero. That sequence had additionally marked the return of Amir to worldwide cricket, following his five-year ban.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Captain), Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, George Employee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (WK), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain & WK), Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Faheem Ashraf, Rumman Raees. (With IANS inputs)