Babar Azam, Pakistan
Babar Azam. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live: When And Where To Watch The 1st ODI Live In Your Country? New Zealand and Pakistan will take on each other in the first of the three-match ODI series on Friday at Rawalpindi International Cricket Stadium.

New Zealand will be playing an international series in Pakistan after 18 years. Though a lot of senior players such as Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult etc would be unavailable.

For the unversed, the upcoming three-match ODI series between the two sides won’t be part of the ICC World Cup Super League due to the non-availability of the DRS technology.

New Zealand have gone with pretty much the same squad that played against Bangladesh in the recent T20 series which they lost by a 2-3 margin.

Tom Latham, New Zealand
Tom Latham (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tom Latham would continue leading the side. The batting unit further comprises the likes of Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls and Colin de Grandhomme etc.

Matt Henry finds a place in the squad for the ODI series and his inclusion will bolster their fast bowling unit. Ajaz Patel was the star performer with the ball against Bangladesh.

He is likely to lead the spin-bowling unit, which further comprises Ravindra and McConchie.

Pakistan have announced their 12-member squad for the first ODI. Babar Azam would lead the unit, while Shadab Khan will be his deputy.

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live: When And Where To Watch The 1st ODI Live In Your Country?
Fakhar Zaman. (Credits: Twitter)

M Rizwan will don the wicket-keeping gloves. Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq would further strengthen their batting unit. Besides, Iftikhar Ahmed is likely to play in the middle order.

They have a strong fast bowling unit at their disposal. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf are likely to a pose huge threat to the Blackcaps in home conditions.

Pakistan last played an ODI series against England in early July. They suffered a 3-0 series whitewash against a second-string England team. Babar Azam scored the most runs in the series with 177 runs to his name in 3 matches at an average of 59.00. The other batsmen, however, had a torrid time in England.

Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali picked 6 wickets each, while Shaheen Afridi could only manage to pick 2 wickets.

Pakistan’s 12-man squad for the first match against New Zealand: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakil, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood

Pakistan vs New Zealand Live: When And Where To Watch The 1st ODI Live In Your Country?

Pakistan cricket team
Pakistan cricket team (Image Credit: Twitter)

In India

Fans in India can watch all the games of New Zealand vs Pakistan series on TV and on the internet as well. Sony Six and Sony Six HD will broadcast the live coverage of all three one-day internationals. Besides, live streaming is available on Sony Liv App.

Sub-Sahara Africa Region: 

In the Sub-Sahara Africa Region, the fans can watch the matches live on SuperSport Television Network.

In New Zealand: 

The fans in New Zealand can watch the match live on Sky Sport NZ.

In the United States of America: 

In the United States of America, the matches can be watched on Willow Tv.

In the United Kingdom: 

Sky Sports Cricket will broadcast live coverage of all three ODIs in the United Kingdom.

In Australia: 

In Australia, the matches can be watched live on Fox Sports. The fans can stream it live on Foxtel Sports Digital Platform.

In Pakistan: 

PTV Sports has acquired broadcasting rights to telecast all the T20 and ODI games between Pakistan and New Zealand in Pakistan.