After sitting out the Bangladesh series due to a knee injury, Kane Williamson is back at the helm as New Zealand gears up for the exciting T20 showdown against Pakistan, kicking off on January 12. With just 10 days to go, the Black Caps have unveiled their 15-man squad, eager to take on the Men in Green.
Leading the charge is Captain Williamson, his return adding depth and experience to the Kiwi batting line-up. Familiarity reigns supreme in the squad, with veterans like Devon Conway, Tim Seifert, and Tim Southee joining rising stars like Finn Allen and Matt Henry. The versatile Mitchell Santner provides vital all-round options, while Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Philips promise explosive middle-order contributions.
Meanwhile, across the border, Shaheen Afridi leads the Pakistani squad, having put in a rigorous training session under the watchful eye of new coach Yasir Arafat. Unfortunately, promising spinner Abrar Ahmed will miss the series due to injury.
This T20 clash promises to be a pulsating battle of cricketing giants. The Black Caps, riding high on Williamson’s return, will look to assert their dominance, while a fired-up Pakistan, under new leadership, seeks to prove their mettle at home. With less than two weeks to go, anticipation reaches fever pitch as cricket fans gear up for this unmissable T20 spectacle.