Nov 16

Pakistan Position Themselves as Firm Favourites Against New Zealand in Their Upcoming Test Series

The Pakistan Team

Following detailed consultations with the Test Captain and Head Coach, the Pakistan test team has recently been confirmed by the Chief Selector, alongside the National Selection Committee.

The team selection was made following the close consideration of the unique conditions that New Zealand has to offer, as well as each individual’s personal performance during previous Tests against the West Indies and England. The selectors have been pleased with the dynamics of the team during recent games and believe that their considered combination of youth and experience will be a success.

History is also on their side, as the Pakistan team haven’t lost a Test series in New Zealand for over 30 years. The team are confident in their ability to carry through their recent successes, and look ready to take on everything the New Zealand team have to throw at them.

Setbacks for New Zealand

Unfortunately for Mitchell Santner, the talented spinner from New Zealand, a fractured wrist means that he won’t be fit to play in the opening test. He picked up the injury during a training exercise and it doesn’t look like he will have recovered in time to take part in the second Test either. This is undoubtedly a blow for the New Zealand team, as Santner took the highest number of wickets during a recent tour of India.

Conversely, however, Tim Southee, who was out with an ankle injury during the Test series against India, is back on form and took seven wickets,propelling his Northern Districts team to victory over Canterbury. He will therefore be one to watch during this upcoming Test.

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The first Test will begin at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on November 17th 2016, with the second test scheduled to take place at Seddon Park in Hamilton on November 25th 2016.

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