1st Test, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2018, Watch NZ v PAK Cricket highlights today – First test day one from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (U.A.E) Friday 16th November 2018. Clear skies across the next five days mean the rain that washed out the final ODI in Dubai should cause no problems in Abu Dhabi this week. As always in the UAE, posting a big first-innings score will be pivotal.
There was some doubt surrounding the fitness of Williamson, but he today said in a press conference that he would most likely lead his side out tomorrow. With Fakhar Zaman not part of the side, Mohammad Hafeez will open alongside Imam. Shaheen Afridi is unlikely to make his Test debut tomorrow, leaving Mir Hamza and Hasan Ali to compete for the one remaining fast bowler’s slot.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan team/playing XI
JA Raval, TWM Latham, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, BJ Watling †, C de Grandhomme, IS Sodhi, N Wagner, AY Patel, TA Boult.
New Zealand team/playing XI
Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Hasan Ali, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Abbas,
Pakistan: WDLWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: DWWWD