Pakistan elects to field first in first ODI

Jan 24, 2016
Pakistan WELLINGTON: Pakistan captain Azhar Ali won the toss and chose to field first in the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Wellington on Monday. Azhar Ali said that "we will try to get early wickets in the match to put pressure on Black Caps." "I am hopeful of good performance from team's young players," he said, adding that Pakistan was taking to field with complete game plan. "As a captain, it will be a challenge to do well in New Zealand but we are determined to win the series," he said. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said that condition was good for batting. "ODI cricket was bit different from Twenty20," he said. New Zealand are playing Henry Nicholls for the injured Ross Taylor. Pakistan has excluded injured Shoaib Malik from playing elven.  Squads Pakistan: 1 Azhar Ali (capt), 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Sohaib Maqsood, 6 Imad Wasim, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Anwar Ali, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: 1 Tom Latham, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Corey Anderson, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Grant Elliott, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Luke Ronchi (wk), 9 Matt Henry, 10 Mitchell McClenaghan, 11 Trent Boult - SAMAA




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