PAK vs NZ: Pakistan Playing 11 for New Zealand, 2nd Test

Pakistan vs New Zealand
Pakistan vs New Zealand (PC-AP)

PAK vs NZ: Pakistan Playing 11 for New Zealand, 2nd Test. Pakistan takes on New Zealand in the second Test match in Karachi starting on January 2. The first Test match ended in a draw with each team getting four points. The Test series is a part of the ongoing World Test Championship. Both teams play a three-match ODI series after the end of the second Test. The matches will be played on January 9, 11, and 13 all in Karachi.

Pakistan have already lost back-to-back Test series at home against Australia and England. They headed into this Test series on the back of a 0-3 whitewash. The side is down on confidence and needs a remarkable turnaround to win the second Test.

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Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf
Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf (PC-Twitter)

The bowling attack looks weak in the absence of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi. While Shaheen is nursing an injury, Rauf is not included in this Test series. The likes o Naseem Shah and Hasan Ali should come in as replacements for a couple of bowlers in the side. The side should also consider including Mohammad Nawaz considering his all-round potential.

Pakistan did not win a single Test match on home soil in 2022. They are eager to turn things around in 2022. In this article, we take a look at Pakistan’s probable playing XI for the second Test against the Kiwis.

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PAK vs NZ: Pakistan Playing 11 for New Zealand, 2nd Test

Abdullah Shafique

Abdullah Shafique
Abdullah Shafique. Image: Twitter

Shafique will open the batting in the second Test. He scored 17 and 7 in the first Test. He scored 823 runs in 9 Test matches in 2022 averaging 51.44.

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