Watch Pakistan Vs New Zealand 1st T20 Live Streaming Online here. New Zealand take on Pakistan in the first of the three-match T20I series. This is the first ever international T20I series with three games and should make it interesting.
Toss: New Zealand elect to field.
Ross Taylor: We will bowl, there is a bit of moisture. Good to be back home. Milne and Brownlie make their debuts. Butler and Woodcock miss out. The ground is not a left-hander's ground anymore, but short boundaries to capitalise on.
Afridi: We are trying to build a team - Waqar and me. The defeat in the warm-up game was a good wake-up call. We are happy to be batting first.
New Zealand goes into the series with a deluge of losses in the shorter format of the game. They lost to Bangladesh 4-0 and then went to India 5-0, which makes it difficult for them. The one factor that obviously goes in their favour is the fact that they are playing at home.
As compared to that, Pakistan lost both, the T20I series and the ODIs, but played well to extract a draw in the Test series against South Africa. However, it will be interesting to see how the Pakistanis cope with the New Zealand conditions which are going to be cold and will cause issues for the touring side.