Pakistan will seek to return on winning ways when they take on New Zealand in the second ODI match at Shiekh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. They have been poor in this format since the Champions Trophy 2017 win and have lost all the ODIs they played against top six ranked side.
Pakistan's top order batsmen need to put up a collective performance to post a good total on the board and bowlers need to do well in death overs. On the other hand, New Zealand will look to seal the series today itself. Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Trent Boult, Lockie Fergueson etc are in good form and if their lower order batsmen support them enough then they should clinch yet another ODI series against Pakistan.
All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on New Zealand in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi :
1. Head to Head -
|Venue||ODIs||Won by PAK||Won by NZ||Tied||NR|
0 - Number of wins Pakistan have against top six ranked ODI side after Champions Trophy 2017 win. Since they have played 9 ODIs against the top six ranked sides and lost all.
12 - Pakistan have lost their last 12 ODIs to New Zealand and their last ODI win against them came at Sharjah in 2014.
23.36 - Shoaib Malik's ODI batting average against New Zealand. He has scored only 514 runs at this average in 26 ODIs.
42 - Babar Azam (958 runs) needs 42 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs in UAE. He will be 12th Pakistani batsman to achieve this feat.
66 - Colin Munro needs 66 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs. He will be 41st New Zealand player to achieve this milestone.
85 - Trent Boult has taken 85 wickets at an average of 24.23 in just 42 ODIs since World Cup 2015 and only Kagiso Rabada (88 wickets) took more wickets than him among the pacers since then.
982 - Ross Taylor has scored 982 runs at an average of 61.37 in 24 ODIs against Pakistan and needs 18 more runs to become the second New Zealand player after Stephen Fleming (1090) to score 1000 ODI runs against Pakistan.