After defeating Australia in Test and T20I, Now its time for Kiwis to play against the High flying team Pakistan who thrashed Australia in t20I series.
That was past and its cricket every team has its own challenge that how they handle the pressure because they come as a visitors to put pressure on the home team.
Pakistan has done well in T20I in last few years they are on the no. 1 position in T20I, but it will not be easy for them because Kiwi has also done well in T20Is players like Williamson, Sodhi, Southee, Grandhomme has always done well in Asia Tour.
whereas Guptill is not the only one New Zealand will be missing due to injury. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner is still to come back from his knee injury which ruled him out for nine months in March. In his absence, Ish Sodhi will take the mantle of the senior spinner and could be partnered with uncapped Ajaz Patel.
It will be a fighting series for both the teams will play 3 T20I,3 TESTS, and 3 ODIS against each other, so its a long tour.
Today they will play their opening T20I series match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Match will start at 9:30 P.M Local.
NZ- Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Seth Rance, Tim Seifert
PAK- Babar Azam, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Shaheen Afridi, Waqas Maqsood