Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st T20 live update
*ISLAMABAD - Top ranked T20 side Pakistan would face off against T20I heavyweight New Zealand tonight (Wednesday), Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.*
“They [New Zealand] have a strong team with ideal batsmen for T20I and a balanced bowling attack so we need to set the tone from the first game by winning it,” said Sarfraz, while talking to media.
The skipper added that his side would look to carry forward momentum, after whitewashing Australia 3-0 in the recently concluded series.
Top order batsman, Babar Azam has been in an exceptional form for his country, and has gone on to become their most successful batsman in T20Is this year with a phenomenal average of 72.83 from nine games.
However, the Green Shirts has dented the batting line after opening batsman Fakhar Zaman suffered an injury. Meanwhile, for Pakistan the bowling attack is main artillery especially in the UAE.
*Pakistan:* Babar Azam, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan
*New Zealand:* Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Mark Chapman, Corey Anderson, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ajaz Patel, Lockie Ferguson