“Obviously, greenish looking surface,” says Kane Williamson. “But to be honest not as green as we’ve played on before. Important to focus on the job at hand. Two changes, Daryl Mitchell and Matt Henry come in. Great opportunity for Matt. Obviously been out of cricket for such a long time. Very hard to replace Neil Wagner but Matt has done well for us in the past and we’re hoping for good things today. Yeah, it was a tough match last match. It’s always tough playing Pakistan. All about starting again.”
“We also wanted to bowl first. But the toss isn’t in our hand. So just have to try our best,” says Mohammad Rizwan. “The team did very well in the last game and hope we do that again in this game to square the series. Our bowlers did very well, our batsmen did very well. One change. Zafar Gohar is making his debut, he’s a good allrounder, and he’s in for Yasir Shah”
Pak vs NZ Highlights today, Sunday, 1-03-2021 – 2nd Test, Pakistan tour of New Zealand from Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Kane Williamson won the toss and Pakistan will Bat first.
Pakistan team: Shan Masood, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
New Zealand team: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
Match Timings: 22:00 GMT (prev day) | 11:00 Local | 03:00 PKT
Umpires – Chris Brown, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Wayne Knights
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Shaun Haig
Match number – TEST No. 2400