The focus shifts now to the three-match One-day international series between Pakistan and New Zealand to be played at National Stadium, Karachi on 9 January 2023. These three ODI Matches are part of the ICC ODI Super League tournament. This will exercise as good practice for both teams as they have progressed directly for ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
It promises to be an exciting series as New Zealand would look to continue its winning momentum ahead of the World Cup 2023 played in India. The number 1 ranked ODI side New Zealand has some top-quality players in the ODI format while Pakistan would look to make good performances after a disappointing home season in the longer format.
All three matches would be played in Karachi. Babar Azam and Co would look to give a tough fight against a strong Kiwi side. Matt Henry and Adam Milne have been ruled for New Zealand due to injuries.
New Zealand has a decent batting order with the likes of Devon Conway, and Finn Allen as openers while Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, and Bracewell comprise the middle order. The pace bowling department comprises Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Blair Tickner while spinners comprise Bracewell and Santer.
Pakistan has a decent batting order with the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Imam UL Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, and Tayeeb Tahir. The fast-bowling unit comprises Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, and Mohammad Hasnain. Mohammad Nawaz, Agha Salman, and Haris Sohail consist of spin bowling options.
New Zealand ODI squad
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Kane Williamson (C), Daryl Mitchell, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santer, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, Lockie Ferguson.
Pakistan ODI squad
Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Imam UL Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammed Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tayeeb Tahir, Usama Mir, Agha Salman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain.
Here we look at the schedule of Pakistan versus New Zealand ODI series:
- New Zealand versus Pakistan (National Stadium, Karachi)- 9th January 2023
- New Zealand versus Pakistan (National Stadium, Karachi)- 11th January 2023
- New Zealand versus Pakistan (National Stadium, Karachi)- 13th January 2023.
The 3 ODI matches will start at 3 PM IST.