Wellington (January 25, 2016): The 1st ODI of the three-matchs series between Pakistan vs New Zealand will be played at Basin Reserve, Wellington on Munday 25th January 2016. The Match Will Live Telecast at 11:00 Local | 22:00 GMT (24 Jan) | 03:00 PKT. Watch Pakistan vs New Zealand Cricket Series Live From CRICTV.PK
The match is scheduled to begin at 03:00 AM Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
The Pakistani side will be led by Azhar Ali while Kane Williamson will lead the New Zealand side.
New Zealand and Pakistan will face-off in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, the first of which will be at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. It will be a landmark match for the ground as it has not played host to a 50-over international game in over 10 years. It has become a popular Test venue but ODIs in the country’s capital have found favour in the high-capacity Westpac Stadium.
Pakistan will see the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand as an opportunity to improve their record in the 50-over format, which has been poor for the last couple of years. However, they face a tough opposition in New Zealand, who will be hoping to get off to a winning start in the first game at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Monday (January 25).
What will worry the Pakistan think-tank more is the form of their batting unit. Umar Akmal isn’t part of the squad and the visitors will need the likes of Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Azhar Ali to step up. Ahmed Shahzad’s form is a big worry for the team.
‘The wicket looks quite hard and the wind factor is there, so we’ll try and figure out a combination that will suit these conditions,’ acknowledged Ali ahead of the game.
After Ali threatened to step down from captaincy if Amir was included in the squad, he now seems to have moved on. ‘Whatever my stance was, my job is to lead this side and keep harmony in the dressing room,’ he said. ‘We are all united and keen for this challenge. We should not discuss more about it. We’ve moved on.’
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Match: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI International
Date: Munday 25th January 2016
Time: PST 03:00 AM / GMT 22:00 (24 Jan) / Local 11:00
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
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Pakistan (From): Azhar Ali(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar.
New Zealand (From): Kane Williamson(c), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi(w), Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling.