Pakistan are to take on New Zealand in the first of a five-match One-Day International series at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Saturday (January 6). The match will get under way at 3am according to Pakistan Standard Time and cricinfoonline.com will bring ball by ball coverage.
The five ODIs will be followed by three Twenty20 Internationals. Pakistan have recently completed a 5-0 sweep in an ODI series against Sri Lanka in the UAE while New Zealand have conquered West Indies in all three formats. The two sides are well-matched in terms of form.
New Zealand all-rounder Doug Bracewell was ruled out of the first two ODIs due to an injury, having only just returned from a lengthy spell on the side-lines in December.
Live Streaming Info :
Pakistan vs New Zealand Live1st ODI : Match live at PTV Sports in Pakistan and Star Sports in India,Ptv Sports in Bangladesh, Fox Sports in Australia. Super Sport in South Africa, Ten Sports in Pakistan and South Africa. Willow TV and Sky Sports in England.
New Zealand: Guptill is back in the squad after missing the ODI series against Windies. His inclusion means George Worker, who impressed with two half-centuries, will have to wait for his chance. However, there will be tremendous pressure on Guptill after a lean 2017. His highest score in the last seven innings was 33.
Pakistan: Azhar Ali should come back in the playing XI and will partner Fakhar Zaman. That means Imam ul Haq will have to make way for the senior player. Amir too is a shoo-in for the clash and will partner Hasan Ali.