Current Match Report – New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd T20I 2023/24

Toss Pakistan selected to area towards New Zealand

Pakistan opted to chase once more as they give the impression of being to stage the three-match T20I sequence towards New Zealand with a win in Hamilton.

Mitchell Santner, who was dominated out of the primary T20I with Covid, was match once more and returned in New Zealand’s solely change. He changed quick bowler Matt Henry, who went wicketless for 29 runs off his three overs in Auckland.

Pakistan, in the meantime, named an unchanged aspect, which implies Saim Ayub – who was very spectacular in his cameo of 27 off 8 within the sequence opener earlier than getting run-out – will proceed to open with Mohammad Rizwan, with Babar Azam coming in at one-drop.

The pitch at Seddon Park is predicted to be more durable and quicker than Auckland, with the bottom workers saying it is one of many hardest surfaces they’ve ready, which implies the bowlers will get additional bounce right here.

Pakistan shall be seeking to stage the sequence with a win, having fallen brief of their chase of 227 within the first T20I.

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (capt), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan (wk), Aamir Jamal, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi (capt), Abbas Afridi, Haris Rauf

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