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Mitchell Santner will function New Zealand captain in Kane Williamson’s absence. AFP
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1st preview of the T20I: New Zealand face Pakistan within the first T20I of the three-game collection at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.
Babar Azam and Kane Williamson, respectively skipper of Pakistan and New Zealand, is not going to seem on their facet. Babar was kicked out of the T20I collection after breaking his thumb, whereas Williamson is on paternity go away.
Versatile Shadab Khan will lead the away staff in Babar’s absence whereas spinner Mitchell Santner will function the captain for the hosts. For the Kiwis, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson have been rested for the opener whereas Lockie Ferguson will probably be sidelined with harm.
Pakistan had a tricky few weeks in preparation for the T20Is after just a few of their gamers examined optimistic for COVID-19[female[feminine . And within the absence of Babar and Imam-ul-Haq, guests would possibly wrestle on New Zealand’s quick and bouncy tracks.
The Black Caps, in the meantime, will probably be inflated as they blanked the West Indies within the Take a look at Collection and their residence benefit.
New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (captain), Tim Seifert (wicket keeper), Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Scott Kuggelejin, Doug Bracewell, Todd Astle, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy,
Pakistan: Shadab Khan (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicket keeper), Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf , Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Muhammad Musa.
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