Today New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match Live Score Prediction Playing XI’s 15 Jan 2016 :- The much anticipated Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2016 is beginning from today in which 3 T20’s and 3 One Day Internationals will be played between both the sides and Men in green under the leadership of captain Shahid Afridi will look to made the start of this new year on a winning note while on the other hand Kiwi’s will look towards live up to their reputation and they will definitely have their eyes on white washing the visiting side. Today 1st T20 match between NZ vs PAK 2016 will be contested at Eden Park, Auckland and this crucial game between Men in green vs Kiwi’s will begin at around 11:30 AM IST.
The eyes of the cricket world will be on Pakistan in New Zealand on Friday (January 15) with Mohammad Amir set to make his international comeback after serving a jail term and five-year ban for spot-fixing. The 23-year-old is expected to be named in the starting line-up for the tour-opening Twenty20 International (T20I) when Pakistan will pit their hostile bowling attack against a New Zealand unit brimming with in-form batsmen.
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said he expected the young quick to cope with the intense scrutiny he will come under when he starts to bowl.
“It is hard to exactly tell how the whole thing is going to come up but my experience says that he is a smart kid, even at the age of 18 he was smart then. He knows what he is doing and he is ready for that challenge,” Waqar said.
Amir was banned for five years in 2010 after being found guilty of spot-fixing by deliberately bowling no-balls in a test against England at Lords. His return to the world stage adds to a bountiful pace armoury for Pakistan, which includes Anwar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Umar Gul and Wahab Riaz.Riaz said Amir’s in-swing ability with the new ball added to a range of hostile options.
New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st T20 2016 Toss Result & Teams
New Zealand have won the toss after which they have chosen to field first
New Zealand (Playing XI): Kane Williamson(c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
Pakistan (Playing XI): Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi(c), Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Amir
Prediction : New Zealand will win today 1st T20 match against Pakistan
Match: NZ vs Pak, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2016
Date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl
Time: 06:00 AM GMT
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: Phil Jones , Derek Walker
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