The Pakistan cricket team on its tour to New Zealand will play the 2nd and final ODI on Tuesday, the 3rd February, 2015. It will be a very crucial match and will keep the fans glued to the screens till the last ball. Let’s see if the Kiwi’s finish off the series by 2-0 or the Pakistan team levels the series in this Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI.

In case you have missed out the basic details of the match then here it goes:

Venue:

The match will be hosted by the McLean Park, Napier.

Timings:

The match will be begin at 01:00 GMT, 14:00 local and at 06:00 AM in Pakistan.


After getting defeated in the 1st ODI, the Pakistan team will try to get back on the Black Caps. They will try to win this match and draw the series with 1-1. However, the New Zealand team will try their best to win the series. Both the teams have strong players and it is hard to predict the stronger side. The team which wins this crucial match will gain positive energy just before the world cup 2015.

The Pakistan team will be experiencing the absence of their bowlers, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan. The performance of Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq was satisfactory in the 1st ODI match but they could not win the match for their team. The Pakistan team will have to work harder in all the three fields, batting, bowling and most importantly fielding. Pakistan should come up with good opening batsmen and should try to stay on the ground. They should focus on building up decent partnerships and showing a good foot work on the ground. The senior players should make use of their experience to make some good quality strategies for this game. If they succeed in playing the 300 balls without the loss of many wickets, there will be a clear chance for their victory.

New Zealand’s good performance in fielding and the advantage of playing on their home ground got them on the winning end. Elliott played first-class cricket and was good not only in bowling but also with the bat. Due to their satisfactory performance the Black Caps would be more confident and efficient on the ground in their next game.

The Pakistan team does not have a good record on the ground of Napier in the past ODIs. The Pakistan team takes time in adjusting itself with the bouncy track. They have lost far more matches than they have won. But the Pakistani supporters believe that their team can give them a surprise by performing well.

Thus it can be said there are equal chances of both the teams winning the match but New Zealand being the stronger team in the match. However, the Pakistan team always surprises the spectators and one can not be sure about it.

Here is a winning combination from each side:

Pakistan Team Squad:

  1. Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain)
  2. Shahid Afridi
  3. Ahmed Shehzad
  4. Umar Akmal
  5. Younis Khan
  6. Bilawal Bhatti
  7. Ehsan Adil
  8. Wahab Riaz
  9. Haris Sohail
  10. Mohammad Hafeez
  11. Mohammad Irfan
  12. Sarfraz Ahmed
  13. Sohaib Maqsood
  14. Sohail Khan
  15. Yasir Shah

New Zealand Team Squad:

  1. Brendon McCullum (Captain)
  2. Martin Guptill
  3. Tom Latham
  4. Ross Taylor
  5. Grant Elliott
  6. Kyle Mills
  7. Trent Boult
  8. Adam Milne
  9. Nathan McCullum
  10. Corey Anderson
  11. Kane Williamson
  12. Daniel Vettori
  13. Luke Ronchi
  14. AF Milne

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