New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates: New Zealand Vs Pakistan Live Scoresat Dubai (DSC), Dec 4, 2014
Teams: New Zealand Vs Pakistan
Venu: Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Time: Match scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT)
(last five completed games, most recent first)
In all, nine players in the two squads have played in fewer than 15 limited-overs games for their national teams. For most of them, the T20s are perhaps their final chance to bring themselves into contention for the World Cup. Teams are unlikely to punt on untested talent at a World Cup, but if places do open up, it will help to have scored a blistering 70-odd in a reasonably recent T20 game.
The top three wicket-takers in international T20 are all from Pakistan - Saeed Ajmal (85), Umar Gul (80) and Shahid Afridi (78).
Nathan McCullum (52) is the only New Zealand bowler with more than 50 T20I wickets.
Pakistan have only won one of their last seven matches at the Dubai International Stadium.
Pakistan team:Mohammad Hafeez,Sohail Tanvir,Shahid Afridi,Wahab Riaz,Umar Gul,Sarfraz Ahmed,Ahmed Shehzad,Umar Akmal,Mohammad Irfan,Awais Zia,Raza Hasan,Haris Sohail,Anwar Ali,Saad Nasim
New Zealand team:DL Vettori,LRPL Taylor,KD Mills,L Ronchi,MJ Guptill,NL McCullum,KS Williamson,MJ McClenaghan,AF Milne,Dean Brownlie,Tom Latham,Corey Anderson,Jimmy Neesham,Anton Devcich,Matt Henry