Dubai: Pakistan look to bag the T20I series when they play New Zealand in the second and final game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
After the disappointment of the 1-1 Test draw, Pakistan did just to get back their confidence, beating Kane Williamson's side by seven wickets with five balls to go in the first game of the series on Thursday night, largely because of opener Sarfraz Ahmed's 76 not out.
While Pakistan aim for a clean sweep, New Zealand would hope to win the day-nighter to draw the series, just like they did in the Test series, before the all-important five-ODI series gets underway on December 8 having the upcoming World Cup in mind.
Pakistan are unlikely to change the team. They would love to have newcomers like Awais Zia, Haris Sohail, Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali and Hasan Raza gain more and more experience.
Defeat in one match is no basis for making changes, so New Zealand are likely to go into the match unchanged. However, the top order needs to get its act together.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Awais Zia, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (Capt.), Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Capt.), Martin Guptill, Anton Devcich, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham
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Temperatures vacillating between 19 and 30 degrees celsius
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Friday December 5, 2014 (day/night)
Start time 2000 local (1600 GMT)