Pakistan completed a 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand in the three-match T20I series. Sarfaraz Ahmed and co. will be hoping to continue their good form in the upcoming three-match one-day series that will begin from 7th November.
All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and opener Imam-ul-Haq has been included in Pakistan’s limited-overs squad for the three-match series against New Zealand. Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim makes his return to the limited-overs squad after a string of good performance against Australia and New Zealand in the T20 format.
On the other hand, New Zealand will eye a strong comeback in the one-day series against Pakistan. Corey Anderson has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match series. Matt Henry, George Worker, and BJ Watling make their return to the ODI squad.
Here are some of key statistics with regards to Pakistan vs New Zealand 2018 ODI Series.
2 victories for Pakistan out of the last 14 one-day matches played against New Zealand since Nov 2014. New Zealand completed 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the one-day series played earlier this year in New Zealand.
2010 was the last time Pakistan won a bilateral one-day series against New Zealand. Pakistan have lost their last four bilateral one-day series to New Zealand.
2014 was the last time Pakistan won a one-day match against New Zealand. The game was played at Sharjah Cricket Ground in UAE.
25.14 is the average for Babar Azam against New Zealand in one-day cricket. He has scored only 176 runs in 7 matches played against New Zealand. He will be keen to make amends for his poor record against New Zealand in the upcoming one-day series.
27 wickets needed by Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals. He currently has taken 73 wickets from 38 matches at an average of 22.39
13 wickets needed by Leg-spinner Shadab Khan to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs cricket.
14 wickets needed by all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to complete 150 wickets in limited-overs cricket. The off-spinner currently has taken 136 wickets from 200 games at an average of 36.90.
186 runs needed by Pakistan Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed to complete 2,000 runs in limited-overs cricket.
231 runs needed by Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq to complete 1,000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Imam currently has scored 769 runs in 14 one-day games at an average of 64.08