Watch Pakistan vs New Zealand T20 warm-up match live streaming on PTV Sports Live in ICC World T20 2014 played on 17th March 2014 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The teams participating in the Qualifying Group have played their warm up matches and the Qualifying Group Stage will be starting on 16th of March 2014. Meanwhile, all the eight teams that have been placed in Super 10 directly will be playing their warm up games starting from 17th of March from the match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Dhaka. The match is scheduled at 15:30 local time.
Pakistan vs New Zealand Warm Up T20 Live
Pakistan have made some changes in their squad with some players making their comeback and would definitely find this match a great opportunity to find the winning combination as they go on to meet India on 21st of March in Super 10 stage of the tournament.
Some players who have been out of form since the Asia cup, like Sharjeel Khan and Sohaib Maqsood, will have the opportunity to get back in form as well. However, Pakistan will be majorly relying on Ahmad Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal in the batting department as they meet New Zealand on Monday.
All of them have been amongst runs and will look to keep the momentum going in their favor. As far as the Pakistani bowling attack is concerned, they depend on Umar Gul and Mohammad Talha in the fast bowling department while looking to try Zulfiqar Babar and either of Sohail Tanveer and Junaid Khan as well.
New Zealand will be captained by, triple century man, Brendon McCullum and will be going into this match with great confidence after having won the ODI and Test series against India and taking almost a complete month of rest.
Their batting will majorly revolve around Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptil, Luke Ronchi and Ross Taylor. They might also want to try out Kane Williamson who is a promising young cricketer as well. However, the bowling will be spearheaded by Kyle Mills who has that knack of picking up wickets at crucial intervals.
Jimmy Neesham and Tim Southee will also be the key players as far as the New Zealand bowling is concerned and they would certainly like to capitalize on this chance in the warm up game and get some good match practice against Pakistan.
Neesham with 5 wickets in his last 3 T20s can play a crucial role with the ball. Nathan McCullum will take care of the spin bowling department for New Zealand as usual.