PAK vs NZ ODI series: Setback for New Zealand as Tom Blundell ruled out of series due to injury, Daryl Mitchell named replacement

PAK vs NZ ODI series: Setback for New Zealand as Tom Blundell ruled out of series due to injury, Daryl Mitchell named replacement
PAK vs NZ ODI series: Setback for New Zealand as Tom Blundell ruled out of series due to injury, Daryl Mitchell named replacement

PAK vs NZ LIVE ODI series – Tom Blundell: New Zealand’s wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Blundell has been ruled out of the ODI series against Pakistan with a left-quad strain. The development comes as a setback for New Zealand just a day ahead of the ODI opener. All-rounder Daryl Mitchell is named as a replacement – Follow all LIVE Updates on Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI Series on InsideSport.co

PAK vs NZ ODI series: Setback for New Zealand as Tom Blundell ruled out of series due to injury, Daryl Mitchell named replacement

PAK vs NZ LIVE ODI series – Tom Blundell: Blundell sustained the injury in the fourth T20I against Bangladesh and BLACKCAPS physio Nishil Shah explained the injury needed a concentrated period of rehabilitation.

New Zealand coach Glenn Pocknall said, “Obviously everyone is gutted for Tom, he’s a quality player with a diverse skill-set. He’ll remain with the squad and we’re hopeful he’ll be available again for the T20I series.”

Pocknall said after consultation with regular BLACKCAPS coach, Gary Stead, it was agreed Mitchell was best suited as a replacement.

“We’re fortunate to have someone of Daryl’s quality to join us early for the ODIs,” he said.

“He’s shown last summer what a destructive batsman he is, while also offering another useful bowling option With Tom out, we do lose our first choice back-up wicket-keeping option. However there are several guys in the squad with keeping experience and we’ll ensure they do the necessary work at training to be up to speed if called upon.”

PAK vs NZ LIVE ODI series – Tom Blundell: The two teams will play their opening match against each other starting September 17 (Friday). The entire series will be hosted by Rawalpindi.

New Zealand cricket team is in Pakistan for the first tour in 18 years. Tom Latham-led BlackCaps will play three ODIs and five T20Is against Pakistan. The three one-day internationals will not be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League but the T20s will act as perfect preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE.

The three ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi on September 17, 19, and 21 respectively.

PAK vs NZ ODI live streaming: How to watch PAK vs NZ live scores?

Sony Sports Network has bagged the broadcasting rights of the New Zealand tour of Pakistan. Sony Six and Sony Six HD will live broadcast the PAK vs NZ match in India while the live stream will be available on the SonyLiv app. For PAK vs NZ LIVE score, ball by ball commentary, click here.

PAK Probable 11

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan (vc), Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir, Saud Shakil/Zahid Mahmood

NZ Probable 11

Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Latham (c & wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Cole McConchie, Ajaz Patel, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI, PAK vs NZ Squads

Pakistan-

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood

New Zealand-

Tom Latham (c, wk), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Blair Tickner, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Will Young

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