As Pakistan and newzealand will take on each other on their test series likely began at 17 November 2016 (2:30 pm).
Having not lost a Test series since Aug 2014 Pakistan should enter the contest as favorites, only, such is the sway of home advantage in recent years, that New Zealand will not feel like underdogs on their soil.
Pakistan are looking confidence on their recent performance in this format of cricket due to winning a series against west indies last month, and leveling their series on English soil. While on the other hand Black-caps are looking shaky on their last performance against kholi Xi.
Newzleanad will try to regain their momentum on their home condition.
NZ will surprise Shaheen with a green tracks .
- Both Misbah and Alastair Cook have 24 Test victories as captain, making them the most successful leaders still active in the game. Both men have the chance to edge ahead, with England’s match with India also starting on Thursday
- New Zealand have not beaten Pakistan in a series since 1985. In 53 Tests between the teams, New Zealand have won just eight matches; Pakistan have won 24.
“Home advantage is a good thing, I think, but it provides opportunities for both sides, and a side like Pakistan who have toured well for a while now will know that. They’ll expect their seamers to do well.”
“We need to make sure that we bat with discipline and put good scores on the board. Our bowling is very much capable of performing well in any sort of conditions.”
Misbah-ul-Haq*, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Imran Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz ,Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed†, Sharjeel Khan, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan
New Zealand Squad:
KS Williamson*, TD Astle, TA Boult, C de Grandhomme, MJ Henry, TWM Latham, JDS Neesham, HM Nicholls, JA Raval, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor, N Wagner, BJ Watling†