Following a 1- 0 victory at the hands of the mighty Pakistani unit, the Kiwi XI would like to replicate the same in the game at Abu Dhabi which would decide their team’s fate in the ongoing 3-match duels. Pakistan, on the other hand, would try to introspect on their previous match’s performance and get back their T20i winning spree in the ODIs as well. Here’s a sneak peek into the much awaited Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Preview featuring the Team News, Head to Heads & Probable XI for both the units.
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Preview
Date: November 9, 2018.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Time: 4:30 PM IST, 3:00 PM Local, 11:00 AM GMT.
Head to Heads in ODIs
53-48 in favor of Pakistan. In 104 ODI appearances, Pakistan has managed to get an upper hand over the Kiwis on a total of 53 occasions, with the latter emerging meritorious on 48 occasions and the remaining duels ending as a draw(1) and no result(2).
Imad Wasim’s sensational batting performance that led Pakistani crawl their way, to what appeared as an impossible chase at one moment, will be remembered by the Pakistani team and management. Thus, if the situation demands, one could expect him to notch up at the right moment.
Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed delivered a sentinel performance comprising of 64 odd runs in his 68 balls of stay, making him a sure-shot contributor in the must-win duel. Not to forget, the presence of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman at the top-order who’d be donning significant roles in the much-awaited duel.
Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan managed to baffle the Kiwi batsmen on a total of 8 occasions by scalping four wickets each to their name. Thus, the team and management would be anticipating a similar performance from the pace duo in the must-win game. Imad Wasim was pretty decent with his prowess as he picked up a solitary whilst conceding 38 runs in the process.
Pakistan Predicted XI
Ross Taylor(80) and Tom Lathom(68) delivered match-winning innings in the previous game which led to the Kiwis’ amassing a total of 260 against the likes of a lethal Pakistani pace prowess. Skipper Kane Williamson may have failed in the previous ODI, but the forthcoming feud being a win-o-win duel could expect the 29-year-old to amass some noticeable numbers by the time the innings terminates.
Trent Boult had a blast in the previous contest wherein he managed to pick a hattrick to his name. The forthcoming duel being a must-win for either unit could expect the left-arm pacer in emulating a similar show for the Kiwi unit. To assist the 29-year-old, the New Zealanders would be relying on the trio of Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, and Colin de Grandhomme. Ish Sodhi could prove lethal if the ball turns in their favor.
New Zealand Predicted XI