Date: 17th September, 2021
Time: 2:30 PM IST
Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
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Preview: The 3-match ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand is set to kick off at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on September 17 at 2:30 PM IST. The hosts will look forward to redeem themselves in the upcoming series, having faced a humiliating whitewash against England three months back in the format. On the other hand, New Zealand walk in having won their last ODI series against Bangladesh earlier this year. It’ll be interesting to see as to which team will take a lead, winning the first ODI of the 3-match series and assert their dominance.
Analysis: The Kiwis will look forward to making the most of this series by putting their A game against the hosts. Needless to say, wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham should be a must-have in one’s fantasy team and is an excellent choice for captain. Additionally, Henry Nicholls and Finn Allen would be crucial throughout the series and can fetch some good points in one's fantasy team. Further on Rachin Ravindra and Matt Henry‘s contribution from their respective departments can also prove to be beneficial for the side.
Led by Babar Azam, the Pakistani side will aim to use their home advantage to the fullest to do away with their recent series whitewash against England. Pakistan’s key batsmen Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman have been in good form and will aim to score high in the ODI series. Additionally, the contribution of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi will also act as a major boost for Pakistan. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan can also prove to be smart picks for fantasy.
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
New Zealand- Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Blair Tickner, Will Young.
Pakistan- Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Junior, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mahmood.
Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Tom Latham
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Henry Nicholis, Finn Allen, Imam-ul-Haq
All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf, Rachin Ravindra, Shadab Khan
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Matt Henry, Haris Rauf
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