After defeating Pakistan by an inch, New Zealand will be looking forward to leveling up the score which will be played from November 24 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan faced a misfortune in their last match and now they are under pressure as they will have to win both the remaining matches to win the series. Pakistan who have won 56 test matches against New Zealand and won 24 of them, would definitely be disgusted and would look forward to scoring in this one with a considerable margin. Regarding batting, Pakistan will look to the likes of Babar Azam, Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to score the big runs for them in this match. Azhar Ali is the leading run-getter in tests at this ground – 1029 runs in 10 matches which includes three centuries and five fifties. The top-order batsman cracked a fifty in the first game and he looks set for another strong performance here.
While New Zealand’s batting order comprises of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Tom Latham. Henry Nicholls batted well in both the innings and the team’s middle-order batting will depend heavily on him. Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, and Ajaz Patel will be the go-to men for the Kiwis with the ball. Boult is amongst the leading wicket-takers for his side in test cricket and he claimed a four-for in the first innings of the opening test.
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq (WK), Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Bilal Asif, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.
New Zealand: Jeet Raval (WK), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult.
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Pakistan has gained the momentum and will definitely strike back with impact.