Pakistan and New Zealand will face off in the second ODI at the National Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday. Pakistan clinched a convincing six-wicket win in the first ODI, largely aided by fifties from Fakhar Zaman (56), Babar Azam (66) and Mohammad Rizwan (77*) and Naseem Shah’s five for 57, which restricted the Kiwis to a middling 255 for nine.
PAK VS NZ 2ND ODI PREDICTED PLAYING XI
The host had a good outing in the first ODI and is unlikely to change the winning combination, unless there are injury concerns. This could mean that vice-captain Shan Masood could yet again find himself outside the playing XI.
Pakistan Predicted XI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Sohail, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim.
Despite the defeat, the Kiwis may retain their team from the first ODI. Lockie Ferguson was particularly expensive, going at 6.37 runs an over, and a swap with Blair Tickner appears to be the only change New Zealand could make. Doug Bracewell replaced the injured Matt Henry in the squad, but his availability is doubtful.
New Zealand Predicted XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson/Blair Tickner.
TOP 5 PERFORMERS OF PREVIOUS MATCH
|Michael Bracewell||115||43 (42)||2/44|
|Mohammad Rizwan||93||77* (86)||-|
|Babar Azam||89||66 (82)||-|
|Fakhar Zaman||79||56 (74)||-|
Pakistan (last five ODIs): W W W W W
New Zealand (last five ODIs): L W L L L