ROTTERDAM – Pakistan on Tuesday received the toss and determined to bat first towards Netherlands within the first recreation he three-match ODI collection on the Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.
Whereas hosts Netherlands are approaching the again of 2-Zero T20I collection loss to New Zealand, Pakistan arrive on the opponent’s homeground after enjoying a 1-1 draw vs Sri Lanka in Take a look at collection.
Pakistan’s most up-to-date white-ball contest was a three-match ODI collection towards West Indies that the Inexperienced Shirts received 3-0.
The primary ever bilateral collection between Pakistan and Netherlands is a part of ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League the place the visiting aspect occupies fifth spot with 90 factors. Babar’s aspect will probably be aiming to win all three matches to seize second place within the factors desk.
A few milestones are on the playing cards for Pakistan’s premier gamers. Primary ranked ODI participant Babar Azam wants yet one more century to develop into the one Pakistan captain to attain 10 tons in worldwide cricket. Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan requires 18 extra runs to finish 1,000 ODI runs.
Imam-ul-Haq, who trails his skipper Babar on second spot within the ICC batting rankings, will probably be seeking to proceed his wealthy vein of kind after amassing seven fifty-plus scores on the trot in ODIs. He was declared participant of the collection for scores of 65, 72 and 62 in Pakistan’s 3-Zero win towards the West Indies at dwelling within the three-match ODI collection in June 2022.
Pakistan will probably be with out the providers of world quantity three ODI bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is just not obtainable for the primary two video games on account of knee damage.
The touring aspect had their first coaching session in Schiedam cricket floor, however on account of rain they have been compelled to conduct the second coaching session in indoors services in Rotterdam.
Pakistan squad for Netherlands ODIs – Babar Azam (captain) (Central Punjab), Shadab Khan (vice-captain) (Northern), Abdullah Shafique (Balochistan), Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Haris Rauf (Northern), Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan), Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab), Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Nawaz (Northern), Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Naseem Shah (Southern Punjab), Salman Ali Agha (Southern Punjab), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh) and Zahid Mehmood (Sindh)