After a hard-fought T20I series against New Zealand, that ended in a draw earlier this week, Pakistan will now get into the ODI frame of mind and kick off World Cup 2023 preparations with a five-match series against the Super League toppers, starting in Rawalpindi on Thursday (April 27).
Both Pakistan and New Zealand qualified straightforwardly for the October-November uber occasion in India, having completed in the main eight of the 13-group Super Association cycle. New Zealand beat out all competitors, winning 16 of their 24 games, while Pakistan were fifth with 13 successes in 21 trips (with their series against Afghanistan commonly deferred to not long from now). Despite the fact that the guests are without a few of their first-decision players – in Quite a while on IPL obligation – the fine-tunning starts in Rawalpindi, which will have the initial two games before the series moves to Karachi.
Hong Kong-conceived Imprint Chapman has been compensated with an ODI hit up after almost a year, following his shining 100 years in the T20I series decider that assisted a drained visiting with siding make right the series regardless of falling 0-2 behind in front of Game 3. New Zealand will likewise be supported with the arrival of Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell, who return for the 50-overs design subsequent to avoiding the T20Is.
Pakistan also have gone to an original capacity ODI unit with Shaheen Afridi set for his ODI rebound and Mohammad Harris figuring out how to hold his spot in the crew notwithstanding a first-ball duck in the main open door he got in the previous T20Is.
With their 2021 series canceled, New Zealand return to Rawalpindi following a multi decade hole. They in all actuality do have the gloating privileges as of now, having never lost an ODI two-sided series to Pakistan – home or away – starting around 2014. In the wake of being drubbed 2-1 in the past three-match series at home, recently, Pakistan would need to put any misinformation to rest now.
When: Thursday, April 27 at 3:30 PM local
Where:Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
What to expect: A pleasant, cloudy day in store with little chance of some showers.