|Pakistan v New Zealand 2014|
||vs|| New Zealand
ScheduleThursday, 4 December 2014 at 16:00 GMT / 16:00 UK / 21:30 IST
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium
New Zealand bounced back in the three Test against Pakistan by winning the third and final game comprehensively, levelled the series at 1-1 and will try to keep the pressure on the hosts in the forthcoming two T20s. Both countries have appeared in 9 T20s, the Green Shirts have an edge by grabbing six while the Black Caps were successful three times. The Kiwis gave a tough time to the hosts in the longer version of the game and are in a different mood but the hosts are capable of providing surprising results in the limited overs matches.
Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez are the sparkling opening batsmen of Pakistan and both of them are in great nick. Umar Akmal, Saad Nasim, Sarfraz Ahmed and Haris Sohail are attacking batsmen while Shahid Afridi will lead his side from the front as an all-rounder. The bowling line will revolve around Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul and Wahab Riaz.
Kane Williamson scored a lot of runs for the Black Caps in the recently concluded Test series whereas Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Luke Ronchi can destroy any bowling line up. Their strong bowling unit comprises Kyle Mills, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Daniel Vettori and Nathan McCullum.
Thursday, December 4 @ 16:00 GMT, 20:00 local at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
A smooth evening with the temperatures around 19-26ᵒC.
The winning skipper will prefer to bat last.
It will be a perfectly laid down surface where the batsmen can get a lot of runs.
Pakistan – Shahid Afridi (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Awais Zia, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Saad Nasim, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz.
New Zealand – Kane Williamson (C), Corey Anderson, Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori.
The Kiwis looks in perfect shape almost in all departments of the game and will be the possible winners.