New Zealand Vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live Streaming Info: Cricket Live Score Match Preview – NZ vs Pak 25th January 2016: The first ODI between NewZealand and Pakistan will be played today at the ground of Wellington.
In the recently concluded T20 series, NZ thrashed Pakistan by 2-1 in the 3 match T20 series. The hosts lost the first game by 16 runs, later they outplayed the visitors in both the next two matches and thrashed the Pakistan team.
The first game of the 3 matches ODI series will be played at the Westpac stadium, where the 3rd T20 match was also played. Now the format has changed, but looking at the current form of Kiwi side, the results are expected to be the same.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI Live Streaming
Match – 1st ODI
Venue – Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Match Time – 11:00 Local; 22:00 GMT (-1 d); 03:30 IST
In the hosts side, the team is currently facing some injury concerns with their star players with the likes of Tim Southee, R Taylor, B McCullum and they will not be available for the today’s match. It is expected that McCullum may make a return for the 3rd ODI which will be played on 31st January.
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It will be the first ODI that will be played since 2005 in the Basin Reserve and the weather situations aren’t seems to help the situations. The weather predictions suggest that the day will be cloudy for the game and a slight drizzle may intervene in the game.
The star wicketkeeper-batsman of NZ, Luke Ronchi has also been rested for this series, but he will play in today’s game. For 2nd and 3rd ODI, Watling will be the keep the wickets so that Ronchi can prepare himself for the upcoming home test series against Australia that will be played in February. New Zealand has won 7 matches out of 9 which they have played at home this summer and they would look to dominate the record once again in this series.
In the Pakistan side, with Azhar Ali leading the side, lots of things will be changed from the T20 series in which Shahid Afridi was the skipper of the team. The record of Pakistan team in the limited overs format has not been decent since a long time and their number 8 rank in ICC ODI team rankings proves it too.
PAK vs NZ Expected Playing XI
New Zealand Probable Playing XI
T, Latham, K Williamson (Capt), M Guptill, C Anderson, C Munro, A Milne, T Boult, L Ronchi (WK), G Elliott, M Santner, M Henry.
Pakistan Probable Playing XI
M Hafeez, A Shehzad, M Rizwan, S Malik, A Ali (Capt), B Azam, I Wasim, S Ahmed (WK), W Riaz, M Amir, M Irfan.
Both teams will look to make the most out of this first ODI and look to continue it throughout the series. The Pak Vs NZ 1st ODI is going to be super exciting and it will be a good battle between bat and ball.
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