Pakistan tour of New Zealand is a kind of nightmare for the visiting team. They lost all five ODIs of the series and they also face defeat in the first T20I of the three-match series.
Pakistan still searching for their first win on this gloomy tour, Pakistan faces New Zealand in the second T20 international at Eden Park, Auckland today.
High-flying New Zealand will look to seal the three-match T20 series whereas Pakistan need a win to avoid another series loss, after suffering a 5-0 clean sweep in the ODI series earlier this month.
New Zealand beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the first T20 in Wellington, as Pakistan batting once again fails in this tour. The Green Shirts could only manage a total of 105, with only Babar Azam and Hasan Ali reaching double figures. New Zealand chased down the target with seven wickets in hand and 25 balls remaining, driven by a power batting show by Colin Munro.
Sarfaraz Ahmed has a big task to boost the confidence of his team ahead of the must-win game for Pakistan. Skipper might make some changes in the playing XI. Ahmed Shehzad is expected to return to the side, along with veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez.
Tim Southee not playing the second T20I but Trent Boult make his place in the final XI for the second T20I.