Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 Highlights – Jan 22, 2018, Pak v NZ highlights today – First twenty/20 from Westpac Stadium, Wellington (New Zealand) Monday 22nd January 2018.
Toss: New Zealand , elected to field first.
Pakistan team/playing XI
1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Babar Azam, 5 Haris Sohail, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Aamer Yamin, 9 Mohammad Nawaz, 10 Hasan Ali/Rumman Raees, 11 Mohammad Amir.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Glenn Phillips (wk), 6 Tom Bruce, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Ben Wheeler, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Ish Sodhi.
Match Timings: 16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.15, Interval 17.15-17.35, Second Session 17.35-18.55
It is expected to be a wet day in Wellington, but the rain should clear by the evening, in time for the T20I. The pitch is expected to be flat, with a high-scoring game on the cards. With Shoaib Malik out, Haris Sohail becomes even more important to Pakistan as an all-round option. Hasan Ali should recover from the groin strain that kept him out of the fifth ODI, while Mohammad Amir is also expected to return. New Zealand have left out Boult and Ferguson from the first ODI, and brought in a whole host of new faces. They will want to give plenty of them a run out during this series without losing any of their ruthlessness; they have, after all, yet to be beaten in this home season.
Pakistan tour of New Zealand 1st T20I (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Wayne Knights, Chris Brown
TV Umpires – Shaun Haig
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Ashley Mehrotra
Match number – T20I no. 639