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Pakistan To Face New Zealand In 2nd T20 Today

Pakistan To Face New Zealand In 2nd T20 Today

Pakistan and New Zealand are set to clash in the second T20 of their five-match series today in Rawalpindi, with the match scheduled to commence at 7:30 pm.

The series opener was abandoned due to extensive rain. Pakistan introduced newcomers Usman Khan, Abrar Ahmed, and Muhammad Irfan Khan by awarding them T20I caps, while Robinson debuted for the Kiwis.

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The remaining fixtures are planned for Rawalpindi on April 20 and 21, followed by Lahore hosting matches on April 25 and 27.

This T20 series serves as a preparatory platform for both teams ahead of the T20 World Cup scheduled for June.

The squads for the encounter are as follows:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Usman Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi

New Zealand: Michael Bracewell (captain), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Jacob Duffy, Dean Foxcroft, Ben Lister, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Robinson, Ben Sears, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi

The match officials include umpires Ahsan Raza and Aleem Dar, TV umpire Faisal Afridi, and match referee Andy Pycroft.