New Zealand vs Pakistan: First ODI in Abu Dhabi, New Zealand win toss and elect to bat

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New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bat first in the first ODI of the series against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi.

In what appears to be a bowler-friendly track, both the teams have decided tio field a strng bowling units.

Pakistan will play with six batsmen and five bowlers, two spinners and two quickers.

New Zealand, however, will come up with three fast bowlers, in the form of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson, one spinner and one all-rounder.

Babar Azam, who has been in red hot form, will be the one to look out for after his exploits in the T20I series. He became the fastest cricketer to reach the 1,000 runs mark in T20 International series.

Pakistan had swept the T20I series with the whitewashing margin of 3-0.

Pakistan Team for the first ODI: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Khan (w/c), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan.

New Zealand team for the first ODI: George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.