Venue: National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi
The surface at the National Bank Cricket Arena will once again be expected to assist the batters and they will be able to score runs easily once they are well set at the crease. Nonetheless, it is also expected to be a dry wicket which will provide a lot of help for the spinners.
On Friday (January 13), the three-match ODI series between Pakistan (PAK) and New Zealand (NZ) will conclude as both teams will play the series’ last game at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan drew the first blood after winning the first ODI by six wickets. It happened after a tremendous bowling performance by Naseem Shah and the batting masterclass by Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan. Naseem picked a fifer, while the three batters scored half-centuries.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
New Zealand (NZ):
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.