SHARJAH – Pakistan selected to bat first in the third One Day International (ODI) match of five match series at Sharjah Associate Stadium, Sharjah.
Shahid Afridi is leading the team after the hamstring injury of Misbah ul Haq. Pakistan have again won the toss and decided to bat first. “Batsmen need to take more responsibility,” Afridi says. Only one change for Pakistan. Umar Akmal comes in for Misbah.
Three changes for New Zealand keeping in mind the workload, says Williamson Milne, Brownlie and Vettori are out. Nathan McCullum, Martin Guptill and Neesham are in the team.
Series is level by 1-1 after New Zealand won second ODI by four wickets.
PAKISTAN: M Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Haris Sohail, M Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi (Cap), Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younus Khan, Zulfiqar Babar.
NEW ZEALANAD: Kane Williamson (capt), Corey Anderson, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori.
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