20 Apr 2024, 20:37

Pakistan send New Zealand in to bat in second T20I

 RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, April 20, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bowl in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

The clear weather is in contrast to Thursday's first game which was cut short to five-over-a-side before being abandoned after just two balls in New Zealand's batting due to intermittent rain.

Pakistan kept the same eleven of the first game, having handed T20I caps to batter Usman Khan, spinner Abrar Ahmed and allrounder Muhammad Irfan Khan on Thursday.

New Zealand, missing nine players due to the Indian Premier League, brought in Cole McConchie in place of unwell Josh Clarkson.

The remaining matches are in Rawalpindi on April 21 and in Lahore on April 25 and 27.


Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Usman Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi

New Zealand: Michael Bracewell (captain), Mark Chapman, Cole McConchie, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lister, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Robinson, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi

Umpires: Asif Yaqoob (PAK) and Aleem Dar (PAK)

Tv umpire: Ahsan Raza (PAK)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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