Mark Chapman
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The ODI team for New Zealand‘s forthcoming series against Pakistan now includes Mark Chapman. This choice was chosen in response to his outstanding batting display in the fifth T20I match, which enabled New Zealand to tie Pakistan in the five-match T20I series, 2-2.

The upcoming ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand will start on Thursday, April 27, in Rawalpindi.

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Mark Chapman hit an unbeaten 104 off 57 balls in the final T20I of the series to cap a stunning chase of 194 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. New Zealand was in trouble at the midway point, having lost four wickets for 73 runs. Chapman and Jimmy Neesham then put up a valiant fight, counter-attacking the Shaheen Afridi-led bowling attack.

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Chapman batted energetically, hitting 11 fours and four sixes in his innings while sharing an unbroken 121-run combination with Neesham (45 runs in 25 balls).

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New Zealand won the match by six wickets after completing the target in 19.2 overs. This helped New Zealand draw the series, and Chapman demonstrated his value as an experienced and competent middle-order batsman for the Kiwis.

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Mark Chapman accumulated 290 runs in five T20Is:

Mark Chapman scored 290 runs in five T20Is at an amazing strike rate of 165.71, demonstrating his aggressive and impactful batting approach. He was only dismissed once over the whole T20I series, demonstrating his consistency and resilience at the crease. Chapman finished the series with the most runs scored, demonstrating his batting prowess and ability to produce under duress. Mohammad Rizwan finished second on the list with 162 runs in four innings, emphasizing the disparity between Chapman and the rest of the competitors.

Mark Chapman’s outstanding efforts in the T20I series won him a place in the forthcoming ODI series against Pakistan, demonstrating the selectors’ faith in his abilities and potential.

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Mark Chapman will need to maintain his outstanding form and adjust to the conditions to succeed in the upcoming series since the ODI format is slightly more hard and demanding.

New Zealand ODI squad for the Pakistan series: Tom Latham (c & wk), Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Matt Henry, Henry Shipley, Adam Milne, Cole McConchie, Ben Lister.

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