2nd Test, New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2018, Watch NZ v PAK Cricket highlights today – Second test day one from Dubai International Cricket Stadium (U.A.E) Saturday 24th November 2018. Dubai should see cooler weather than Abu Dhabi, and the pitch, while predictably dry, looks somewhat better for batting than that in the first Test. All that means the side winning the toss has another straightforward enough decision: bat first.
New Zealand took a bold decision in leaving Tim Southee out, but Ajaz Patel more than justified his place in the side on a frenzied final day. That means Matt Henry and Southee may find themselves locked out of the final XI again. The response to Abu Dhabi appears to be more measured than those of collapses past, meaning a fairly similar XI will line up in Dubai. However, Sarfraz did hint that left-arm quick Shaheen Afridi could make his Test debut.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan team/playing XI
Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †, Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.
New Zealand 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.
Pakistan: LWDLW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: WDWWW