Toss Pakistan decided on to bat v New Zealand
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Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, elected to bowl in windy conditions, on a Wellington pitch with a smattering of grass on it. Pakistan made no adjustments to the side that gained the staunch excursion recreation in Nelson on Wednesday. New Zealand opted for the scramble of Lockie Ferguson, with Matt Henry missing out.
“We are searching for to limit them to underneath 250,” Sarfraz discussed. “Now we appreciate been taking part in properly not too long throughout the previous, principally on legend of we appreciate been taking part in as a staff, and not a host of other folks.”
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson discussed he used to be once cosy to bat first, acknowledging that his side had an edge going into the game brooding about they would performed there not too long throughout the previous.
Here’s the primary ODI in a Five-match series. Pakistan appreciate gained their ultimate 9 ODIs, ultimate shedding throughout the opening recreation of the Champions Trophy in June ultimate yr.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees