WELLINGTON (Staff Report) – The final T20 game of three-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played on Friday at Wellington’s Westpack cricket stadium.
The match will start at 11:00am PST.
Pakistan and New Zealand, both won first and second game respectively in Auckland and Hamilton. The series is level with 1-1.
According to sources Pakistan team is expected to experiment a change in its batting order. Sohaib Maqsood could be asked to sit on bench while Muhammad Rizwan may replace him in the playing XI.
New Zealand is expected to maintain the playing XI for the final T20 game.
Talking to newsmen after a practice session on Thursday, Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi said that he wants to make his career’s last match in New Zealand memorable. He promised his fans a tremendous all-rounder performance in Friday’s match.
To a question he said that Amir and Umar Gul did not bowl well as per required in the second T20 game.
The T20 series will be followed by a three-match ODI series. Pakistan will conclude its New Zealand trip on January 31.
Pakistan T20 squad:
Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, and Saad Nasim
New Zealand T20 squad:
Kane Williamson (c), Corey Anderson, Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santnerand Ross Taylor
1st T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 15 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Auckland
2nd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 17 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Hamilton
3rd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 22 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Wellington
1st ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Mon Jan 25 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Wellington
2nd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Thu Jan 28 01:00 GMT | 06:00 PST | at Napier
3rd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 31 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Auckland