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Latest Match Report – New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20I 2023/24


Pakistan selected to bowl vs New Zealand

Pakistan’s new T20I captain Shaheen Afridi elected to place New Zealand in first within the first T20I at Eden Park, on Friday.

New Zealand have been dealt a late blow with the absence of Mitchell Santner, who was dominated out of the collection opener after testing constructive for Covid. NZC introduced that Santner had self-isolated in his lodge room, and would journey onwards to Hamilton, the place the second T20I shall be performed, on his personal. It means New Zealand area a barely longer tail, with Adam Milne batting at 7 and Ben Sears coming into the aspect.
Pakistan, in the meantime, have damaged up the opening pairing of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, with Babar dropping down to a few. They’ve handed out two debuts, to legspinner Usama Mir and quick bowler Abbas Afridi. Azam Khan has returned to the aspect as designated wicketkeeper after beforehand that includes in a T20I in March final 12 months, whereas Fakhar Zaman drops right down to 4.

New Zealand: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Daryl Mitchell, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 Mark Chapman, 7 Adam Milne, 8 Matthew Henry, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Ben Sears

Pakistan: 1 Mohammad Rizwan, 2 Saim Ayub, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Fakhar Zaman, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Azam Khan (wk), 7 Aamir Jamal, 8 Usama Mir, 9 Shaheen Afridi (capt), 10 Abbas Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf

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