PAK vs NZ: Why is Naseem Shah Not Playing Today’s Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI? Check Pakistan Playing 11

Updated on: Jan 13, 2023 6:13 pm IST

  • Naseem Shah PAK vs NZ 2023

    Naseem Shah PAK vs NZ: In a massive breaking news development, Pakistan are not playing their premier fast bowler Naseem Shah in the third and final ODI match being played at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan ended up conceding a poor 79-run defeat at the hands of the visiting New Zealand team in the second ODI encounter. The three-match ODI series currently stands levelled with a 1-1 scoreline and things will be decided in this crucial series deciding game.

    PAK vs NZ: Why is Naseem Shah Not Playing Today’s Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd ODI? 

    After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Pakistan captain Babar Azam gave the big news that their in-form pace bowler Naseem Shah is not part of the playing XI in this last game against New Zealand. During the first ODI against the Kiwi side, the right-arm fast bowler picked up a brilliant five-wicket haul to rattle the visitors and was also named the Man of the Match. Naseem also took as many as three wickets in the second ODI match. However, Babar did not reveal any particular reason for the pacer’s exclusion from the side, he might have been rested to manage his workload. Hosts Pakistan have included speedster Mohammad Hasnain in the side for this final game against New Zealand.

    Pakistan Playing 11

    1. Shan Masood
    2. Fakhar Zaman
    3. Babar Azam
    4. Mohammad Rizwan (Wk)
    5. Haris Sohail
    6. Agha Salman

    7. Mohammad Nawaz
    8. Mohammad Wasim Jr.
    9. Haris Rauf
    10. Mohammad Hasnain
    11. Usama Mir

    Pakistan vs New Zealand Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    26 – 30 December, 2022 1st Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Karachi Match drawn
    3 – 7 January, 2023 2nd Test Pakistan vs New Zealand 10:30 AM IST Multan Match Drawn
    10 January, 2023 (Tuesday) 1st ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi Pakistan won by 6 wickets
    12 January, 2023 (Thursday) 2nd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi New Zealand won by 79 runs
    14 January, 2023 (Saturday 3rd ODI Pakistan vs New Zealand 3 PM IST Karachi

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