New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI | Pakistan vs New zealand 1st ODI
New Zealand defeated pakistan in the third Twenty20 with a comprehensive 95 runs win and won the series 2-1. Now both teams will be playing 3 match ODI series starting from Monday, 25 January 2016. Second ODI will be played on 28th January while third and last ODI will be played on 31st January 2016.
New Zealand vs Pakistan – 1ST One Day Match
Date: Monday, 25th January 2016 – Time: 11:00 local | 22:00 UK Time | 03:00 AM Pak time
Venue: Wellington, New Zealand
Channels: PTV Sports (Pakistan), TenSports (South Asia), Sky (New Zealand)
[ Live streaming links will be available 1 hour before the match starts on monday, 25 January 2016 with SkySports coverage plus couple of alternative links with PTV sports and tensports coverage ]
After a bad start in the first inning for Pakistan was salvaged by Umar Akmal’s impressive 56 runs of just 27 balls as Pakistan posted a below par score on a batting paradise in Hamilton. New Zealand took the game away from Pakistan inside first 10 overs where they scored 91 runs without a lose and rest of the target was piece of cake from than on.
Pakistan has arrived in New Zealand ahead of the 2016 limited over series including three Twenty20 and three ODI matches to be played in January 2016. First T20 match will take place on Friday, 15th January at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Both teams has a chance to reach no.1 spot in ICC Twenty20 rankings if they can manage a 3-0 series win.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st T20 Preview: ICC T20 rankings are so tight that a 3-0 T20 series win will elevate the winning side to the No.1 spot while the losing side will be relegated to 8th spot. A 2-1 win for either side in T20 series will enable 5th position in the ICC rankings. After New Zealand recorded 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka they are not level on rating points with Pakistan.
Pakistan are going into the series on the back of a very disappointing 3-0 defeat in T20 series against England in UAE at the tail end of last year but since than they have made several changes in the squad, the biggest of which is return of Muhammad Amir who has been granted the New Zealand visa and arrived with Pakistan squad ahead of the T20 series. Umar Akmal who is part of the T20 squad has been banned for first T20 which means Aamer Yamin or Immad Wasim are likely to be part of the playing XI in first T20.
Pakistan Possible Playing For First T20: 1. Shahid Afridi (Captain), 2. Ahmad Shehzad, 3. Muhammad Hafeez, 4. Shoaib Malik, 5. Shoaib Maqsood, 6. Muhammad Rizwan, 7. Sarfraz Ahmad, 8. Wahab Riaz, 9. Umar Gul, 10. Anwar Ali, 11. Mohammad Amir
What is at stake ? Well the primary reason of the series is the get some sort of form ahead of 2016 T20 world cup which will be as much unpredictable as it has been in the past. With only 8 rating points seperating the top 8 teams in ICC t20 ranking every win counts.
In case of Pakistan vs New Zealand a 3-0 win for either side will get them no.1 spot in T20 rankings for the very first time. Right now West Indies are top with 2249 and 118 rating but Pakistan and New Zealand both have a chance to overtake Windies into first place.
So tune in here starting from friday, 15th January to get all live action as well as match highlights of every T20 and ODI game in the Pak vs NZ series.
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