After steamrolling the Aussies 3-0 in the recently concluded T20I series, its time for the BlackCaps to face the Pakistani juggernaut as the tourists lock horns with the No.1 T20I side in the first T20I on Wednesday, October 31.
Pakistan has retained the same 15-member unit that beat the Aussies earlier this week as they aim to win their 11th T20I bilateral series in a row.
Under Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan has been imperious in the shortest format of the game and have won 26 of the 30 T20I under the wicket-keeper.
📰 NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team News:
Trent Boult (paternity leave), Mitchell Santner (knee injury) and Martin Guptill (calf injury) will not be available for the first T20I, with the latter ruled out for the remainder of the tour.
The Kiwis have called-up uncapped Ajaz Patel to bolster their spin department.
Pakistan has named an unchanged 15-man squad for the T20I series.
Pakistan has named a 12-man squad prior to the game.
🥋 NZ vs PAK Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Glenn Phillips
Batsmen – Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor
All-rounders – Colin de Grandhomme, Corey Anderson
Bowlers – Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Ajaz Patel
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed
Batsmen – Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Asif Ali
All-rounders –Faheem Ashraf, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shadab Khan