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ICC World T20 2014: New Zealand win toss and elect to bat against Pakistan at Mirpur

Brendon McCullum  has been in fine touch for New Zealand © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum has been in fine touch for New Zealand © Getty Images

Mar 17, 2014

New Zealand have won the toss against Pakistan and elected to bat at Mirpur. This is a warm-up match played before ICC World T20 2014 campaign.  Both teams would look for some valuable practice before the completion begins. It is about getting acclimatised to the conditions.

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Both teams have some fine players in their ranks. New Zealand will be looking forward to their all-rounders to fire. In Corey Anderson, they have someone who can play powerful shots. Brendon McCullum has led the team from the front with some fine knocks. On the other hand, Pakistan will be sweating on the fitness of their star all-rounder, Shahid Afridi, who is suffering from groin injury. Their captain, Mohammad Hafeez will be expected to lead from the front.

Squads:

New Zealand: Brendon  McCullum (c), Ross Taylor, Kyle Mills, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Martin Guptill, Trent Boult, Nathan McCullum, Kane Williamson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Roneel Hira, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, Anton Devcich.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Talha, Umar Akmal, Junaid Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Zulfiqar Babar, Sohaib Maqsood, Sharjeel Khan.

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