Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2018
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match Preview
After a nail-biting outing in the first T20I, both New Zealand and Pakistan will reload on Friday night for the second encounter. Pakistan leads the 3-match series by 1-0 and would be eyeing to register the 11th consecutive T20I series win. They are just one win away from sealing the series and achieving the feat.
In the first T20I, Pakistan posted 148 runs at the loss of six wickets in the first innings. After opting to bat first, Pakistan lost their both the openers at just 10 runs on board. However, Mohammad Hafeez (45 of 36) and Sarfraz Ahmad (34 of 26) ensured the side to post a decent total.
In response, New Zealand started tremendously well and lost their first wicket in the last ball of the power play with 50 runs on board. However, with the introduction of spinners, M Hafeez and Shadab Khan, New Zealand’s rate of scoring runs dipped a lot which eventually saw them losing the encounter by just 2 runs. Colin Munro (58 of 42) was the top performer with the bat who gave a brilliant start to the visitors while Ross Taylor (42* of 26) kept the hopes alive in the middle order.
Black Caps will be hoping to cross the line and level the lead by 1-1 when they face Pakistan tomorrow in the second encounter.
Venue- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Matchday- November 02, Friday at 09:30 PM IST
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Kane Williamson(c), Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Colin de Grandhomme, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel
Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Shadab Khan, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Faheem Ashraf
The probable NZ vs PAK playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Tim Seifert
Batsmen – Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c),
All-rounder – Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme,
Bowlers – Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk),
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sahibzada Farhan, Asif Ali
All-rounder – Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez,
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi
*As per the last game
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Sarfraz Ahmad will be a better pick than Tim Seifert in wicket-keeper.
In batsmen, Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik will be the perfect pick from Pakistan. Azam is in very fine form and scored 68*, 45 and 50 in the three matches against Australia in the previous series. From New Zealand, you can pick Colin Munro, Ross Taylor and Skipper Kane Williamson.
In all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim are must have options.
Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi will be perfect picks in bowling.
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