Live score: Pakistan Vs New Zealand
Can Pakistan continue their dominance in UAE?
Pakistan team is looking unstoppable on UAE soil. Now they play against New Zealand after whitewashing Australia in their adopted home,UAE. If Pakistan wins thi series, this would be eleventh consecutive series victory on UAE soil.
Fakhar Zaman, who is the best t20 batsmen in the team is unavailable for this series. In his absence Babar Adam is undoubtedly the best batsmen in the team. He is averaging above 72 in the t20’s he played in 2018. His cautious batting at the top is allowing players like Faheem Ashraf, Shoiab Malik attack opposition bowlers .Shoiab Malik Joined the squad after the first t20 against Australia. His experience is definitely enhancing youngstars performance. Sarfaraz Ahmed cannot be over confident and should keep Asia Cup’s failure in mind.
Pakistan are majestic side when playing in UAE. They are clear favorites against New Zealand. New Zealand last played their information was in 2018 March. Players should come themselves to be lucky for the hiatus in modern era, where others boards are resting their players to save them from exhaustion . But some of their players are in touch with spectators by participating in t20 leagues. Collin Munro played a crucial role for his franchise in CPL. Correy Anderson is also part of somerset, who reached finals in Natwest t20 blast. Martin Guptil, who is leading t20 run scorer, is unavailable for his team. Still they got talent in the form of Glen Phillips and Kane Williamson. Mitchel Satner is not part of the tour. So Ajaj Patel will partner with Ish Sodhi in spin department.
In a t20 if your are to pick a side to win on the basis first or second batting. One would prefer chasing team. Win percentage while chasing is definitely higher on any part of soul except UAE . Most of the games played here are won by team batting first. Infant all the games won by Pakistan against Australia in last series are while batting first . So team winning the toss will opt to bat.