- New Zealand and Pakistan match will be played in the tri-series today
- Pakistan has come by winning the last match
- In this match, there can be a big upset in New Zealand’s playing XI.
NZ vs PAK: Tri-series is being played between New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh. There has been only one match in this series so far. In which Pakistan defeated Bangladesh. New Zealand has to play its first match today i.e. on 08 October against Pakistan. A day before the match, New Zealand’s head coach had said that 31-year-old Darrell Mitchell has been ruled out of the series due to an injury sustained during the practice session. Now the New Zealand board has included Dane Cleaver in the team as his replacement for this series.
Dane Cleaver lacks experience
Dane Cleaver made his T20 debut against Ireland in the month of July this year. Dane Cleaver’s wicketkeeper is the batter. He has played a total of 7 T20 International matches so far. In which he has scored 118 runs at a strike rate of 126.88. Dane Cleaver is the cousin of New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson. Dane Cleaver lacks experience as a replacement for Darrell Mitchell. But he has a great chance of making a place in the World Cup squad by doing well in this series. Because due to the injury to Darrell Mitchell, he can also be out of the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia this month.
These star players have been out of the T20 World Cup
So far, many star players have been ruled out of the T20 World Cup due to injuries. Star T20 players like India’s Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah, South Africa’s Raisie van der Dussen and Dwayne Pretorius, England’s Jonny Bairstow have already been ruled out of the T20 World Cup. At the same time, all the players like Jos Buttler, Shaheen Afridi, Marcus Stoinis and Livingstone are being feared out of the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, in the absence of these players, this year’s T20 World Cup may seem incomplete.