Pakistan warm up match on 3 january


A New Zealand XI team will face Pakistan in a 50 over warm-up match at Saxton Oval in Nelson on Wednesday 3 January.

Pakistan will play five ODIs and three T20Is against the New Zealand, with the first match at the Basin Reserve on January 6.

New Zealand XI line up

Fraser Colson (c) – Wellington

James Baker – Northern Districts

Michael Barry – Auckland

Ben Beecroft – Auckland

Mark Craig – Otago

Jack Boyle – Canterbury

Michael Davidson – Canterbury

Lachie Johns (wk) – Wellington

Matt McEwan – Auckland

Aniket Parikh – Auckland

Bharat Popli – Northern Districts

Michael Rae – Otago

Meanwhile, Kiwi Selector Gavin Larsen said: “Pakistan  having won the recent ICC Champions Trophy and are a formidable One Day team.”

“Their pace bowling attack is one of the best in the world and they have a number of match winners throughout their side.

“The NZ XI have a big challenge ahead of them, but it’s a great opportunity to test themselves against world class opposition.“

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