WT20: New Zealand opt to bat against Pakistan


WEB DESK:  New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the match of Super10 Round of ICC World Cup Twenty20 at Mohali on Tuesday.

It will be do or die match for Pakistan after six-wicket loss to India.

Both teams are favorite for the title of ICC T20 World Cup 2016 but match lost against India put Pakistan in troubles.
Twain sides consist of good in-form players. Previously both the teams had played against each other before the world cup.

“We have a lot of support here in Mohali, especially from Kashmir,” says Shahid Afridi.

Further Afridi said,  “Fresh surface, will be a little hard as well. There are chances to take some early wickets. I just relax these guys, we have to focus on what we are doing, that is the main thing. Last game is history and this is an important game for us. Two changes, Hafeez and Riaz are not fit but Khalid Latif and Imad Wasim are in.”

New Zealand: M. Guptill, K. Williamson,  C. Munro, C. Anderson, R. Taylor, G. Elliott, M. Santner, L. Ronchi, A. Milne, M McClenaghan, I. Sodhi

Pakistan: A. Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, K. Latif, U. Akmal, S. Malik, S. Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, I. wasim, M. Amir, M. Sami, M. Irfan.