A five-match T20 series will be played between New Zealand and Pakistan from January 12. Before the start of the series, the New Zealand team has suffered a big blow in the form of their important spin bowler Mitchell Santner, who will not be able to play in the first match due to being infected with Corona. The first match of the series between the two teams will be played on the grounds of Auckland. Keeping in mind the preparations for T20 World Cup 2024, this series is considered very important for the Kiwi team, in which Kane Williamson will also be seen playing after a long time.
New Zealand Cricket Board gave information
New Zealand Cricket Board informed about Mitchell Santner being out of the first match against Pakistan. In which he wrote that Santner will not go to Eden Park to participate in the first T20 match against Pakistan. He has been found corona infected. The medical team will keep an eye on him in the coming times. Santner will go alone from here to his home in Hamilton. Santner plays as an important player in the limited overs format of the Kiwi team, in which till now he has taken 103 wickets in 93 matches and has also managed to score 610 runs with the bat.
Pakistan announced its playing 11 before the match
The Pakistani team, which is playing T20 International match for the first time under the captaincy of Shaheen Afridi, has announced its playing 11 even before the start of the match. In this, while Saim Ayub will start the innings with Mohammad Rizwan, former captain Babar Azam will come to bat at number 3. Apart from this, two new players have got a place in the team, in which spinner Usama Mir and fast bowler Abbas Afridi have got a chance to debut.
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