NELSON – Team Pakistan are refreshed and recharged to take on New Zealand tonight (Tuesday) in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Saxton Oval, Nelson.
The match is scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:00 PKT).
Kiwis are one up in the series as the rain helped them win the first game by 51 runs.
Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will be looking towards the senior players to take responsibility and lift the team.
In last game, Mohammad Hafeez scored (1), Azhar (6) and Shoaib Malik returned to the pavilion for his 13.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed could not add more than 8 runs before being given plumb LBW. Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman was their only positive from the opening ODI.
His bravery, patience and spirit will have to transfer to every player to bring their A-game up.
New Zealand are bursting with confidence, their powerful bowling unit and explosive batsmen looking to capitalise on the run of good form.
Everything looks to be going according to plan; the captain is in form, the openers have clicked, the middle order has done its job, and the fast bowlers have hit the deck exceptionally well.
At the same time, New Zealand will be cerebral enough to appreciate the unpredictability of their visitors and look to guard against complacency on their part. After all, Pakistan lost to India in their opening game in the Champions Trophy, before turning their form around to end up with the title.
Live Streaming Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI
Pakistan Televisions Sports channel, PTV Sports will live telecast the match.
Internet users can watch Live Streaming Pakistan vs New Zealand on PTV Sports’ Official YouTube Channel.