NZ vs PAK: The second and last test match between New Zealand and Pakistan is going to take place on 3rd January. The match will start at 3.30 AM IST. The Venue of this match is at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. After moving to the No.1 Test Team, New Zealand playing their first match. New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson overtakes Steve Smith and Virat Kohli and occupied the No.1 Test Batsmen after a fantastic knock from the first test.
The first test match between these two teams went thrilling and interesting to day 5 and New Zealand won the match in the last hour. After the win, New Zealand takes the lead 1-0. New Zealand will miss their Key Player Neil Wagner who ruled out of this match due to Fractured Toes. Matt Henry has been called into the squad as a replacement for Wagner and should slot into the Playing XI.
From the Pakistan side, without their skipper Babar Azam the total team was very collapsed. They want to come with a new plan to level the series by winning this match.
Pitch Report: There is a lot of grass at the Hagley Oval which the New Zealand pacers enjoy. It is a pitch with conditions getting easier to bat in the second innings. New Zealand has a brilliant record here having won five out of seven matches with one ending in a draw. Once again, the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
NZ vs PAK Line-Ups
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry.
Pakistan: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (C & WK), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah.
NZ vs PAK Squads
New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell
Pakistan Squad: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Zafar Gohar, Imran Butt