HAMILTON – The fourth One-Day International between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Seddon Park, Hamilton, on Tuesday (January 16).
New Zealand lead the five match series 3-0.
New Zealand trounced Pakistan in the third One Day International match by a staggering 183 runs to win the five-match series by a decisive 3-0 lead.
Pakistani batting line-up stumbled once again in University Oval stadium in Dunedin on Saturday as the top order failed to chase 258 runs target set by the Kiwis.
Only four Pakistani players managed to cross the double-digit figure and the whole team was sent packing at 74 runs in 28th over.
In second ODI on Tuesday, the hosts thrashed Pakistan by eight wickets in Nelson. The second one-day international was evenly poised when rain forced the players from the field for more than two hours with New Zealand 64 for two after 14 overs in reply to Pakistan’s 246 for nine.
The match will start at 03:00am PST, (10:00pm GMT) and 11:10am local time.
The hosts may experiment somewhat in the two remaining dead rubbers. Matt Henry might come in, Lockie Ferguson could rest and Colin de Grandhomme, who has returned from Zimbabwe following the death of his father, may also feature.
New Zealand (probable): 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro/George Worker, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wk), 6 Henry Nicholls/Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Todd Astle, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult.
The head coach Mickey Arthur said Pakistan may change their batting order a bit, with Haris Sohail possibly coming in and one of Mohammad Hafeez or Shoaib Malik going out. Arthur also mentioned the possibility of the opening positions tinkered with. That could mean Azhar Ali dropping down the order, and Imam-ul-Haq coming in.
Pakistan (probable): 1 Fakhar Zaman, 2 Azhar Ali/ Imam-ul-Haq, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez/Shoaib Malik, 5 Haris Sohail, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Rumman Raees