3rd #PAKvsNZ ODI: Changes Expected In Pakistan’s Playing XI

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3rd #PAKvsNZ ODI is scheduled to be played in Karachi today and so, here is a look at the changes that are expected in Pakistan’s playing XI. The Babar Azam led side as of now lead the 5-match series 2-nil.

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3rd #PAKvsNZ ODI: Iftikhar Ahmed Likely To Play At The Number 5 Position

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Middle-order batter Iftikhar Ahmed who has been in prolific form during the current year is likely to bat the number five position while wicket-keeper batter Rizwan is expected to be moved up to number four. It is worth mentioning here that Iftikhar found himself a place in the squad following an injury to Haris Sohail and that Pakistan played Shan Masood in the first and Abdullah Shafique in the second ODI however, both upper-order batters were unable to impress.

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Shaheen Afridi Likely To Return

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Ihsanullah reportedly is suffering because of an injury and so, Shaheen Afridi who was rested during the previous game is likely to return in the playing XI. Shaheen hasn’t been at his best during the ongoing series and therefore, it would be interesting to see how the left-arm quick performs today.

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Likely Playing XI

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohd. Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohd. Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah.