Pakistan bat first in Sharjah

2014-11-26 07:54
Misbah ul-Haq (AFP)

Sharjah - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and chose to bat in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.

Pakistan, leading the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Abu Dhabi, brought in opener Mohammad Hafeez and paceman Mohammad Talha for Taufeeq Umar and Ehsan Adil.

Seamer Adil suffered a side strain after playing the second Test in Dubai, which ended in a draw. Hafeez missed the second Test with a hamstring injury.

New Zealand replaced all-rounder Jimmy Neesham with veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori who is playing his 112th Test -- a national record -- and his first since July 2012,

Vettori, 35, whose back problems have confined him to limited-overs matches, beats the 111 caps compiled by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.


Pakistan: Misbah-ul Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Talha, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Yasir Shah.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Daniel Vettori, Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Paul Reiffel (AUS)

TV umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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