Pakistan to face New Zealand XI on Wednesday

03:29 PM | 30 Dec, 2017
Pakistan to face New Zealand XI on Wednesday
AUCKLAND - Pakistan will face New Zealand XI in a 50-over warm-up match at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Wednesday January 3.

The match starts at 3:00am on Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Pakistan will play five ODIs and three T20Is against the New Zealand, first match will be played at the Basin Reserve on January 6.

New Zealand XI line up

Fraser Colson (c) – Wellington, James Baker - Northern Districts, Michael Barry – Auckland, Ben Beecroft – Auckland, Mark Craig – Otago, Jack Boyle – Canterbury, Michael Davidson – Canterbury, Lachie Johns (wk) – Wellington, Matt McEwan – Auckland, Aniket Parikh – Auckland, Bharat Popli - Northern Districts, Michael Rae - Otago.

Meanwhile, Kiwi Selector Gavin Larsen said: “Pakistan having won the recent ICC Champions Trophy are a formidable One Day team.”

“Their pace bowling attack is one of the best in the world and they have a number of match winners throughout their side.

“The NZ XI have a big challenge ahead of them, but it’s a great opportunity to test themselves against world class opposition."