Pakistan to bat in ODI decider opposite New Zealand

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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Pakistan won a toss and inaugurated to play in a determining one-day general opposite New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday, with a hosts reinforced by a lapse of Captain Brendon McCullum.

New Zealand lead a array 1-0 with one diversion cleared out going into a third and final match.

“It’s a good lane and a continue is good for batting,” Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said.

McCullum, returning to a New Zealand line adult for a initial time given pang behind annoy in a second ODI opposite Sri Lanka only after Christmas, pronounced he was happy to be bowling initial during Eden Park.

“It’s good to be back, he said. “With a (short) bounds a approach they are, it’s good to know what you’ve got to chase.”

Martin Guptill, who was underneath an damage cloud, will play nonetheless New Zealand have done dual changes with a harmed Mitchell McClenaghan transposed by Adam Milne and Tom Latham creation approach for McCullum.

A designed wicketkeeping change has been forsaken with Luke Ronchi maintaining his place after BJ Watling harmed himself.

Pakistan have done 3 changes with Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan and Rehat Ali entrance in for Sohaib Masqood, Imad Wasim and Anwar Ali.

Teams:

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (capt), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Corey Anderson, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Pakistan: Azhar Ali (capt), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Billy Bowden (NZL)

TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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