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NAPIER (Web Desk) – Pakistan will greatly looking for a win to level the series as they take on New Zealand in the second ODI at Napier on Thursday, January 28.

New Zealand handed out a 70-run thrashing in the first One Day International.

Kane Williason will once again lead the team in the absence of Brendon McCullum. The latter is however on course to make a return for the third and final ODI at Auckland.

Pakistan does have a few positives to take from the game. Mohammad Aamer was the pick of their bowlers, finishing with 3 for 28 in 8.1 overs. Anwar Ali and Mohammad Irfan too were among the wicket-takers for the visitors.

New Zealand 2nd ODI Expected Lineups: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham (first two ODIs), Brendon McCullum (third ODI), Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell.

Pakistan 2nd ODI Expected Lineups: Azhar Ali (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Raiz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Aamer.